Women's & Gender History Products

  • Regulating the Lives of Women

    Social Welfare Policy from Colonial Times to the Present, 3rd Edition

    By Miriam Abramovitz

    Widely praised as an outstanding contribution to social welfare and feminist scholarship, Regulating the Lives of Women (1988, 1996), was one of the first books to apply a race and gender lens to U.S. welfare state history, offering a major corrective to earlier accounts. It successfully exposes…

    Paperback – 2017-09-08 

  • Elite Women and the Agricultural Landscape, 1700–1830

    By Briony McDonagh

    Social and economic histories of the long eighteenth century have largely ignored women as a class of landowners and improvers. 1700 to 1830 was a period in which the landscape of large swathes of the English Midlands was reshaped – both materially and imaginatively – by parliamentary enclosure and…

    Hardback – 2017-09-05 
    Studies in Historical Geography

  • Women and Cartography in the Progressive Era

    By Christina E. Dando

    In the twenty-first century we speak of a geospatial revolution, but over one hundred years ago another mapping revolution was in motion. Women’s lives were in motion: they were playing a greater role in public on a variety of fronts. As women became more mobile (physically, socially, politically),…

    Hardback – 2017-08-23 
    Studies in Historical Geography

  • Sex, Politics and Society

    The Regulations of Sexuality Since 1800, 4th Edition

    By Jeffrey Weeks

    A pioneering study which has become an established classic in its field, Sex, Politics and Society provides a lucid and comprehensive analysis of the transformations of British sexual life from 1800 to the present. These changes are firmly located in the wider context of British social, political…

    Paperback – 2017-08-22 
    Themes In British Social History

  • The Routledge Research Companion to Early Modern Spanish Women Writers

    Edited by Nieves Baranda Leturio, Anne J. Cruz

    In Spain, the two hundred years that elapsed between the beginning of the early modern period and the final years of the Habsburg empire saw a profusion of works written by women. Whether secular or religious, noble or middle class, early modern Spanish women actively composed creative works such…

    Hardback – 2017-08-18 

  • Celibate and Childless Men in Power

    Ruling Eunuchs and Bishops in the Pre-Modern World

    Edited by Almut Höfert, Matthew M. Mesley, Serena Tolino

    This book explores a striking common feature of pre-modern ruling systems on a global scale: the participation of childless and celibate men as integral parts of the elites. In bringing these two different groups of ruling men together, this collection shows that the integration of men who were…

    Hardback – 2017-08-10 

  • Women in International and Universal Exhibitions, 1876–1937

    Edited by Rebecca Rogers, Myriam Boussahba-Bravard

    This book argues for the importance of bringing women and gender more directly into the dynamic field of exposition studies. Reclaiming women for the history of world fairs (1876-1937), it also seeks to introduce new voices into these studies, dialoguing across disciplinary and national…

    Hardback – 2017-08-02 
    Routledge Research in Gender and History

  • Women in Fifties Britain

    A New Look

    Edited by Penny Tinkler, Stephanie Spencer, Claire Langhamer

    Contented housewives, glamorous women, jive-mad teenagers – all are common figures in popular perceptions of 1950s Britain. But what more did it mean to be a girl or woman in the fifties? And what are the implications of this history for understanding post-war Britain? Women in Fifties Britain…

    Hardback – 2017-08-01 

  • Borderline Virginities

    Sacred and Secular Virgins in Late Antiquity

    By Sissel Undheim

    How and why did virginity come to play such a crucial part in the Christian Church in the formative and defining period of Late Antiquity? Sissel Undheim analyzes the negotiations over what constituted virginity, and assesses its socio-religious value, in fourth-century Rome by looking at those at…

    Hardback – 2017-08-01 

  • Women, Enlightenment and Catholicism

    A Transnational Biographical History

    Edited by Ulrich L Lehner

    Women, Enlightenment and Catholicism explores, for the first time, how Catholic women in Europe used Enlightenment thought and culture in their living contexts to articulate their beliefs about how to live their faith in the world. The chapters address their new understanding of womanhood,…

    Paperback – 2017-08-01 

  • The Routledge History of Gender, War, and the U.S. Military

    Edited by Kara D. Vuic

    The Routledge History of Gender, War, and the US Military is the first examination of the interdisciplinary, intersecting fields of gender studies and the history of the United States military. In twenty-one original essays, the contributors tackle themes including gendering the 'other', gender and…

    Hardback – 2017-07-31 
    Routledge Histories

  • Women and the Poetics of Dissent in the English Revolution

    By Katherine Romack

    Women and the Poetics of Dissent in the English Revolution examines the aesthetic dimensions of female sectarian culture during the English Civil Wars and Interregnum. The topics covered here range from explorations of the formal aspects of women's street performance, petitioning, and political…

    Hardback – 2017-07-28 

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