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Gender, Power, and Military Occupations Asia Pacific and the Middle East since 1945

Gender, Power, and Military Occupations: Asia Pacific and the Middle East since 1945

1st Edition

Edited By Christine De Matos, Rowena Ward
May 24, 2017

Military occupations and interventions have a gendered impact on both those engaged in occupying, and those whose lands have been occupied. Yet little is known about this gendered impact, in terms of both masculinities and femininities, either historically or in contemporary times. While research ...

The Schooling of Girls in Britain and Ireland, 1800- 1900

The Schooling of Girls in Britain and Ireland, 1800- 1900

1st Edition

By Jane McDermid
May 24, 2017

This book compares the formal education of the majority of girls in Britain and Ireland in the nineteenth century. Previous books about ‘Britain’ invariably focus on England, and such ‘British’ studies tend not to include Ireland despite its incorporation into the Union in 1801. The Schooling of ...

Catastrophe, Gender and Urban Experience, 1648-1920

Catastrophe, Gender and Urban Experience, 1648-1920

1st Edition

Edited By Deborah Simonton, Hannu Salmi
October 31, 2016

As Enlightenment notions of predictability, progress and the sense that humans could control and shape their environments informed European thought, catastrophes shook many towns to the core, challenging the new world view with dramatic impact. This book concentrates on a period marked by passage ...

Transgressive Women in Modern Russian and East European Cultures From the Bad to the Blasphemous

Transgressive Women in Modern Russian and East European Cultures: From the Bad to the Blasphemous

1st Edition

Edited By Yana Hashamova, Beth Holmgren, Mark Lipovetsky
October 14, 2016

Investigating the genesis of the prosecuted "crimes" and implied sins of the female performing group Pussy Riot, the most famous Russian feminist collective to date, the essays in Transgressive Women in Modern Russian and East European Cultures: From the Bad to Blasphemous examine what constitutes ...

Gender and the Representation of Evil

Gender and the Representation of Evil

1st Edition

Edited By Lynne Fallwell, Keira V. Williams
August 17, 2016

This edited collection examines gendered representations of "evil" in history, the arts, and literature. Scholars often explore the relationships between gender, sex, and violence through theories of inequality, violence against women, and female victimization, but what happens when women are the ...

New Perspectives on European Women's Legal History

New Perspectives on European Women's Legal History

1st Edition

Edited By Sara L. Kimble, Marion Röwekamp
July 26, 2016

This book integrates women’s history and legal studies within the broader context of modern European history in the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Sixteen contributions from fourteen countries explore the ways in which the law contributes to the social construction of gender. They analyze...

Women, Educational Policy-Making and Administration in England Authoritative Women Since 1800

Women, Educational Policy-Making and Administration in England: Authoritative Women Since 1800

1st Edition

Edited By Joyce Goodman, Sylvia Harrop
May 13, 2016

The role of women in policy-making has been largely neglected in conventional social and political histories. This book opens up this field of study, taking the example of women in education as its focus. It examines the work, attitudes, actions and philosophies of women who played a part in ...

Women in Magazines Research, Representation, Production and Consumption

Women in Magazines: Research, Representation, Production and Consumption

1st Edition

Edited By Rachel Ritchie, Sue Hawkins, Nicola Phillips, S. Jay Kleinberg
March 01, 2016

Women have been important contributors to and readers of magazines since the development of the periodical press in the nineteenth century. By the mid-twentieth century, millions of women read the weeklies and monthlies that focused on supposedly "feminine concerns" of the home, family and ...

Gendering the Settler State White Women, Race, Liberalism and Empire in Rhodesia, 1950-1980

Gendering the Settler State: White Women, Race, Liberalism and Empire in Rhodesia, 1950-1980

1st Edition

By Kate Law
November 23, 2015

White women cut an ambivalent figure in the transnational history of the British Empire. They tend to be remembered as malicious harridans personifying the worst excesses of colonialism, as vacuous fusspots, whose lives were punctuated by a series of frivolous pastimes, or as casualties of ...

Female Agency in the Urban Economy Gender in European Towns, 1640-1830

Female Agency in the Urban Economy: Gender in European Towns, 1640-1830

1st Edition

Edited By Deborah Simonton, Anne Montenach
September 16, 2015

This innovative new book is overtly and explicitly about female agency in eighteenth-century European towns. However, it positions female activity and decisions unequivocally in an urban world of institutions, laws, regulations, customs and ideologies. Gender politics complicated and shaped the ...

Men After War

Men After War

1st Edition

Edited By Stephen McVeigh, Nicola Cooper
September 16, 2015

This book is an innovative collection of original research which analyzes the many varieties of post-conflict masculinity. Exploring topics such as physical disability and psychological trauma, and masculinity and sexuality in relation to the "feminizing" contexts of wounding and desertion, this ...

The Political Worlds of Women Gender and Politics in Nineteenth Century Britain

The Political Worlds of Women: Gender and Politics in Nineteenth Century Britain

1st Edition

By Sarah Richardson
September 16, 2015

Traditional analyses of nineteenth-century politics have assigned women a peripheral role. By adopting a broader interpretation of political participation, the author identifies how middle-class women were able to contribute to political affairs in the nineteenth century. Examining the contribution...

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