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Married Women in Legal Practice Agency and Norms in the Swedish Realm, 1350-1450

Married Women in Legal Practice: Agency and Norms in the Swedish Realm, 1350-1450

1st Edition

By Charlotte Cederbom
September 05, 2019

This book describes the ways in which married women appeared in legal practice in the medieval Swedish realm 1350-1450, through both the agency of women, and through the norms that surrounded their actions. Since there were no court protocols kept, legal practice must be studied through other ...

British Women Travellers Empire and Beyond, 1770-1870

British Women Travellers: Empire and Beyond, 1770-1870

1st Edition

Edited By Sutapa Dutta
August 29, 2019

This book studies the exclusive refractive perspectives of British women who took up the twin challenges of travel and writing when Britain was establishing itself as the greatest empire on earth. Contributors explore the ways in which travel writing has defined women’s engagement with Empire and ...

The Anti-Abortion Campaign in England, 1966-1989

The Anti-Abortion Campaign in England, 1966-1989

1st Edition

By Olivia Dee
August 12, 2019

This book comprises a history of the anti-abortion campaign in England, focusing on the period 1966-1989, which saw the highest concentration of anti-abortion activity during the twentieth century. It examines the tactics deployed by campaigners in their efforts to overturn the 1967 Abortion Act. ...

Gendering Spaces in European Towns, 1500-1914

Gendering Spaces in European Towns, 1500-1914

1st Edition

Edited By Elaine Chalus, Marjo Kaartinen
March 27, 2019

Towns are imagined, lived and experienced, as much as they are conceived and constructed. They reflect cultural and intellectual currents, prevailing economic climates and unresolved tensions. They are physical entities, shaped by topography, time and technology, as well as social and spatial ...

The Masculine Modern Woman Pushing Boundaries in the Swedish Popular Media of the 1920s

The Masculine Modern Woman: Pushing Boundaries in the Swedish Popular Media of the 1920s

1st Edition

By Jenny Ingemarsdotter
December 19, 2018

This book takes a fresh approach to one of the most popular cultural symbols of modernity in the 1920s—the "masculine" modern woman. Uncovering discourses on female masculinity in interwar Sweden, a nation that struggled to become modern but not decadent, this study examines cultural ...

Informal Marriages in Early Modern Venice

Informal Marriages in Early Modern Venice

1st Edition

By Jana Byars
October 22, 2018

Conditions of the marriage market and sexual culture, and the needs of wealthy families and their members created social tensions in the late sixteenth and early-seventeenth century Venice. This study details these tensions and discusses concubinage– a long-term, sexual, non-marital union - as an ...

Gender in Urban Europe Sites of Political Activity and Citizenship, 1750-1900

Gender in Urban Europe: Sites of Political Activity and Citizenship, 1750-1900

1st Edition

Edited By Krista Cowman, Nina Javette Koefoed, Åsa Karlsson Sjögren
August 23, 2018

This volume offers an integrated set of local studies exploring the gendering of political activities across a variety of sites ranging from print culture, courts, government and philanthropic bodies and public spaces, outlining how a particular activity was constituted as political and exploring ...

Revisiting Gender in European History, 1400–1800

Revisiting Gender in European History, 1400–1800

1st Edition

Edited By Elise M. Dermineur, Åsa Karlsson Sjögren, Virginia Langum
April 11, 2018

Do women have a history? Did women have a renaissance? These were provocative questions when they were raised in the heyday of women’s studies in the 1970s. But how relevant does gender remain to premodern history in the twenty-first century? This book considers this question in eight new case ...

Women, Land Rights and Rural Development How Much Land Does a Woman Need?

Women, Land Rights and Rural Development: How Much Land Does a Woman Need?

1st Edition

By Esther Kingston-Mann
January 24, 2018

The failure to include gender in the economic history of rural development has severely limited our understanding of privatizing, collectivist and colonial economic policies that disrupted and transformed the lives of rural women and men in the modern world. This book is unique in its focus on ...

Shame and the Anti-Feminist Backlash Britain, Ireland and Australia, 1890-1920

Shame and the Anti-Feminist Backlash: Britain, Ireland and Australia, 1890-1920

1st Edition

By Sharon Crozier-De Rosa
December 01, 2017

Shame and the Anti-Feminist Backlash examines how women opposed to the feminist campaign for the vote in early twentieth-century Britain, Ireland, and Australia used shame as a political tool. It demonstrates just how proficient women were in employing a diverse vocabulary of emotions – drawing on ...

Women in Higher Education, 1850-1970 International Perspectives

Women in Higher Education, 1850-1970: International Perspectives

1st Edition

Edited By E. Lisa Panayotidis, Paul Stortz
September 01, 2015

This edited collection illustrates the way in which women’s experiences of academe could be both contextually diverse but historically and culturally similar. It looks at both the micro (individual women and universities) and macro-level (comparative analyses among regions and countries) within ...

Women in International and Universal Exhibitions, 1876–1937

Women in International and Universal Exhibitions, 1876–1937

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Edited By Rebecca Rogers, Myriam Boussahba-Bravard
August 25, 2017

This book argues for the importance of bringing women and gender more directly into the dynamic field of exposition studies. Reclaiming women for the history of world fairs (1876-1937), it also seeks to introduce new voices into these studies, dialoguing across disciplinary and national ...

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