Gender in Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe
The Educated Woman Minds, Bodies, and Women's Higher Education in Britain, Germany, and Spain, 1865-1914
Gender, Sexuality and Colonial Modernities
Political Women The Women's Movement, Political Institutions, the Battle for Women's Suffrage and the ERA
Across the Religious Divide Women, Property, and Law in the Wider Mediterranean (ca. 1300-1800)
By Marianna Muravyeva, Raisa Maria Toivo
May 21, 2015
This project is an attempt to challenge the canonical gender concept while trying to specify what gender was in the medieval and early modern world. Despite the emphasis on individual, identity and difference that past research claims, much of this history still focuses on hierarchical or ...
By Katharina Rowold
December 01, 2014
The Educated Woman is a comparative study of the ideas on female nature that informed debates on women’s higher education in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries in three western European countries. Exploring the multi-layered roles of science and medicine in constructions of sexual ...
By Maud Anne Bracke
July 17, 2014
This is the first in-depth study of the feminist movement that swept Italy during the "long 1970s" (1968-1983), and one of the first to use a combination of oral history interviews and newly-released archive sources to analyze the origins, themes, practices and impacts of "second-wave" feminism. ...
By Maggie Andrews, Sallie McNamara
April 09, 2014
The media have played a significant role in the contested and changing social position of women in Britain since the 1900s. They have facilitated feminism by both providing discourses and images from which women can construct their identities, and offering spaces where hegemonic ideas of femininity...
By Ian Christopher Fletcher, Philippa Levine, Laura E. Nym Mayhall
April 02, 2014
This edited collection examines the campaign for women's suffrage from an international perspective. Leading international scholars explore the relationship between suffragism and other areas of social and political struggle, and examine the ideological and cultural implications of gendered ...
By Ellen Jordan
February 13, 2014
In the first half of the nineteenth century the main employments open to young women in Britain were in teaching, dressmaking, textile manufacture and domestic service. After 1850, however, young women began to enter previously all-male areas like medicine, pharmacy, librarianship, the civil ...
By Pamela Sharpe
November 24, 2011
Approximately half of all migrants today are female. The contributors to this volume consider the ways in which attention to gender is moving debates away from old paradigms, such as the push/pull motivation which used to dominate the field of migration studies. The authors consider women's ...
By Antoinette Burton
November 09, 2011
Gender, Sexuality and Colonial Modernities considers the ways in which modernity was constructed, in all its incompleteness, through colonialism. Using a variety of archival resources and equally diverse methodologies, the authors trace modernity's unstable foundations in the slippages and ...
By Rebecca E. Connor
November 09, 2011
In the early eighteenth century, the household accountant was traditionally female. However, just as women were seen as financial accountants, they were also deeply associated with the literary and narrative accounting inherent in letters and diaries. These are examined alongside property, ...
By Alana Jeydel
August 16, 2011
Under what conditions are political elites responsive to social movements, and when do social movements gain access to political elites? This book explores this question with regard to the women's movement in the US, asking under what conditions are Congress and the presidency responsive to the ...
By Jutta Sperling, Shona Kelly Wray
July 01, 2011
Examining women's property rights in different societies across the entire medieval and early modern Mediterranean, this volume introduces a unique comparative perspective to the complexities of gender relations in Muslim, Jewish, and Christian communities. Through individual case studies based on ...
By Marlou Schrover, Eileen Yeo
July 01, 2011
The decision to emigrate has historically held differing promises and costs for women and for men. Exploring theories of difference in labor market participation, network formation and the immigrant organising process, on belonging and diaspora, and a theory of ‘vulnerability,’ A Global History of ...