258 Pages
    by Routledge

    First published in 1929 the foreword begins: “We live in an age of rapidly changing values. This must be my excuse for adding another to the long list of books dealing with the Education, Life and Work of Woman. Nearly all the more important works in this field were published before the war. Since those days everything has changed. The immense development of Psychology, in particular, has opened up new social perspectives; and looking down these we find that the whole problem of Woman in relation to Society takes on a new form.”

    Woman and Society was a systematic attempt to review the whole question afresh from the standpoint of “modern science”, psychology, biology and eugenics; a searching and impartial discussion of problems felt to be of vital significance at the time. Today it is a look back at how women were viewed in the early twentieth century.

    This book is a re-issue originally published in 1929. The language used and views portrayed are a reflection of its era and no offence is meant by the Publishers to any reader by this re-publication.

    Foreword.  1. Introductory – The Crisis of To-day  2. The Victory of Masculinism  3. Psychological  4. The Vicious Circle  5. The Organic View of Society  6. Towards Sex Equality  7. Man and Woman  8. Woman and Society.  Bibliography.  Index.


    Meyrick Booth (1883-1968) was a British educational psychologist.

    Reviews for the original edition:

    “A very valuable and sensible book, Dr. Booth has an ample knowledge of the relevant literature, both at home and abroad, and brings back to good sense issues that have been obscured by the leaders of feminism and are ignored by the public. His clear thinking and copious documentation should be impressive to those who believe in a social philosophy.” – English Review

    “Absorbingly interesting … I wish everyone would read it.” – Everyman