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Women's and Gender History


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Recent years have witnessed a variety of challenges to the legitimacy of women's history, ranging from the deconstructions of French theory to the advent of 'gender' studies with its post-feminist implications. This series aims to re-establish women's history and to continue to challenge the assumptions of much mainstream history.

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The British Women's Suffrage Campaign National and International Perspectives

The British Women's Suffrage Campaign: National and International Perspectives

1st Edition

Edited By June Purvis, June Hannam
December 31, 2020

This book brings together twelve chapters from feminist historians from around the world to offer new perspectives on aspects of the campaign for women’s suffrage in Britain. Although the focus is on Britain, this volume signals how the women’s suffrage campaign in Britain embraced both national ...

The Romantic Fiction Of Mills & Boon, 1909-1995

The Romantic Fiction Of Mills & Boon, 1909-1995

1st Edition

By Dixon, Jay, Jay Dixon.
November 27, 1998

This study to analyzes romantic fiction's depiction of women as part of the broader history of ideas about women.; Given the success of the Mills & Boon romance, their portrayal of subjects like sex, love, marriage, class, motherhood and femineity are important cultural barometers and make ...

Engendering Transnational Transgressions From the Intimate to the Global

Engendering Transnational Transgressions: From the Intimate to the Global

1st Edition

Edited By Eileen Boris, Sandra Trudgen Dawson, Barbara Molony
November 24, 2020

Engendering Transnational Transgressions reclaims the transgressive side of feminist history, challenging hegemonic norms and the power of patriarchies. Through the lenses of intersectionality, gender analysis, and transnational feminist theory, it addresses the political in public and intimate ...

Gender Relations In German History Power, Agency And Experience From The Sixteenth To The Twentieth Century

Gender Relations In German History: Power, Agency And Experience From The Sixteenth To The Twentieth Century

1st Edition

Edited By Lynn Abrams, Elizabeth Harvey
October 02, 2017

This collection of essays examines the construction of gender norms in early modern and modern Germany.; The modes of reinforcement by the state, the church, the law and marriage, and the resistance to these norms by individuals, are central to each of the contributions.; It examines discourses of ...

Christabel Pankhurst A Biography

Christabel Pankhurst: A Biography

1st Edition

By June Purvis
January 18, 2018

Together with her mother, Emmeline, Christabel Pankhurst co-led the single-sex Women’s Social and Political Union (WSPU), founded in 1903 and soon regarded as the most notorious of the groupings campaigning for the parliamentary vote for women. A First Class Honours Graduate in Law, the determined ...

Women, Work And Sexual Politics In Eighteenth-Century England

Women, Work And Sexual Politics In Eighteenth-Century England

1st Edition

By Bridget Hill
December 16, 1993

The author offers a reassessment of how women's experience of work in 18th- century England was affected by industrialization and other elements of economic, social and technological change.; This study focuses on the household, the most important unit of production in the 18th century. Hill ...

No Distinction Of Sex? Women In British Universities, 1870-1939

No Distinction Of Sex?: Women In British Universities, 1870-1939

1st Edition

By Carol Dyhouse
June 29, 1995

In 1939 women represented nearly one quarter of the student population in British universities. Though tantamount to a "social revolution" in the eyes of many contemporaries, the process has recieved scant attention from historians. Whilst prejudice and hostility towards women lingered on in Oxford...

Policing Gender, Class And Family In Britain, 1800-1945

Policing Gender, Class And Family In Britain, 1800-1945

1st Edition

By Linda Mahood
July 20, 2016

This book is intended for undergraduate courses on modern British history, women's history, courses on family, sexuality and childhood. Women's studies, history of education, sociology....

Women in Transnational History Connecting the Local and the Global

Women in Transnational History: Connecting the Local and the Global

1st Edition

Edited By Clare Midgley, Alison Twells, Julie Carlier
May 05, 2016

Women in Transnational History offers a range of fresh perspectives on the field of women’s history, exploring how cross-border connections and global developments since the nineteenth century have shaped diverse women’s lives and the gendered social, cultural, political and economic histories of ...

Women, Diplomacy and International Politics since 1500

Women, Diplomacy and International Politics since 1500

1st Edition

Edited By Glenda Sluga, Carolyn James
June 23, 2015

Women, Diplomacy and International Politics since 1500 explores the role of women as agents of diplomacy in the trans-Atlantic world since the early modern age. Despite increasing evidence of their involvement in political life across the centuries, the core historical narrative of international ...

Outspoken Women An Anthology of Women's Writing on Sex, 1870–1969

Outspoken Women: An Anthology of Women's Writing on Sex, 1870–1969

1st Edition

By Lesley A. Hall
August 04, 2005

Studying a broader period than its contemporaries, this comprehensive study reveals a neglected tradition of British women’s writing from the Victorian era to the sexual revolution of the 1960s. Outspoken Women brings together the many and varied non-fictional writings of British women on sexual ...

Women Workers and Gender Identities, 1835-1913 The Cotton and Metal Industries in England

Women Workers and Gender Identities, 1835-1913: The Cotton and Metal Industries in England

1st Edition

By Carol E. Morgan
September 06, 2001

Women Workers and Gender Identities, 1835 - 1913 examines the experiences of women workers in the cotton and small metals industries and the discourses surrounding their labour. It demonstrates how ideas of womanhood often clashed with the harsh realities of working-class life that forced women ...

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