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Gender in Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe

Gender in Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe

1st Edition

Edited 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 ...

The Educated Woman Minds, Bodies, and Women's Higher Education in Britain, Germany, and Spain, 1865-1914

The Educated Woman: Minds, Bodies, and Women's Higher Education in Britain, Germany, and Spain, 1865-1914

1st Edition

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 ...

Women and the Reinvention of the Political Feminism in Italy, 1968-1983

Women and the Reinvention of the Political: Feminism in Italy, 1968-1983

1st Edition

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. ...

Women and the Media Feminism and Femininity in Britain, 1900 to the Present

Women and the Media: Feminism and Femininity in Britain, 1900 to the Present

1st Edition

Edited 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...

Women's Suffrage in the British Empire Citizenship, Nation and Race

Women's Suffrage in the British Empire: Citizenship, Nation and Race

1st Edition

Edited 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 ...

The Women's Movement and Women's Employment in Nineteenth Century Britain

The Women's Movement and Women's Employment in Nineteenth Century Britain

1st Edition

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 ...

Women, Gender and Labour Migration Historical and Cultural Perspectives

Women, Gender and Labour Migration: Historical and Cultural Perspectives

1st Edition

Edited 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 ...

Gender, Sexuality and Colonial Modernities

Gender, Sexuality and Colonial Modernities

1st Edition

Edited 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 ...

Women, Accounting and Narrative Keeping Books in Eighteenth-Century England

Women, Accounting and Narrative: Keeping Books in Eighteenth-Century England

1st Edition

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, ...

Political Women The Women's Movement, Political Institutions, the Battle for Women's Suffrage and the ERA

Political Women: The Women's Movement, Political Institutions, the Battle for Women's Suffrage and the ERA

1st Edition

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 ...

Across the Religious Divide Women, Property, and Law in the Wider Mediterranean (ca. 1300-1800)

Across the Religious Divide: Women, Property, and Law in the Wider Mediterranean (ca. 1300-1800)

1st Edition

Edited 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 ...

Gender, Migration, and the Public Sphere, 1850–2005

Gender, Migration, and the Public Sphere, 1850–2005

1st Edition

Edited 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 ...

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