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British Women Travellers: Empire and Beyond, 1770-1870

British Women Travellers: Empire and Beyond, 1770-1870

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Sutapa Dutta
August 19, 2019

This book studies the exclusive refractive perspectives of British women who took up the twin challenges of travel and writing when Britain was establishing itself as the greatest empire on earth. Contributors explore the ways in which travel writing has defined women’s engagement with Empire and...

The Anti-Abortion Campaign in England, 1966-1989

The Anti-Abortion Campaign in England, 1966-1989

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Olivia Dee
August 07, 2019

This book comprises a history of the anti-abortion campaign in England, focusing on the period 1966-1989, which saw the highest concentration of anti-abortion activity during the twentieth century. It examines the tactics deployed by campaigners in their efforts to overturn the 1967 Abortion Act....

Gendering Spaces in European Towns, 1500-1914

Gendering Spaces in European Towns, 1500-1914

1st Edition

Elaine Chalus, Marjo Kaartinen
March 27, 2019

Towns are imagined, lived and experienced, as much as they are conceived and constructed. They reflect cultural and intellectual currents, prevailing economic climates and unresolved tensions. They are physical entities, shaped by topography, time and technology, as well as social and spatial...

The Masculine Modern Woman: Pushing Boundaries in the Swedish Popular Media of the 1920s

The Masculine Modern Woman: Pushing Boundaries in the Swedish Popular Media of the 1920s

1st Edition

Jenny Ingemarsdotter
December 19, 2018

This book takes a fresh approach to one of the most popular cultural symbols of modernity in the 1920s—the "masculine" modern woman. Uncovering discourses on female masculinity in interwar Sweden, a nation that struggled to become modern but not decadent, this study examines cultural...

Informal Marriages in Early Modern Venice

Informal Marriages in Early Modern Venice

1st Edition

Jana Byars
October 22, 2018

Conditions of the marriage market and sexual culture, and the needs of wealthy families and their members created social tensions in the late sixteenth and early-seventeenth century Venice. This study details these tensions and discusses concubinage– a long-term, sexual, non-marital union - as an...

Women and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Women and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

1st Edition

Rebecca Adami
October 10, 2018

Who were the non-Western women delegates who took part in the drafting of the United Nations Charter and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) from 1945-1948? Which member states did these women represent, and in what ways did they push for a more inclusive language than "the rights of...

Gender in Urban Europe: Sites of Political Activity and Citizenship, 1750-1900

Gender in Urban Europe: Sites of Political Activity and Citizenship, 1750-1900

1st Edition

Krista Cowman, Nina Javette Koefoed, Åsa Karlsson Sjögren
August 23, 2018

This volume offers an integrated set of local studies exploring the gendering of political activities across a variety of sites ranging from print culture, courts, government and philanthropic bodies and public spaces, outlining how a particular activity was constituted as political and exploring...

Revisiting Gender in European History, 1400–1800

Revisiting Gender in European History, 1400–1800

1st Edition

Elise M. Dermineur, Åsa Karlsson Sjögren, Virginia Langum
April 11, 2018

Do women have a history? Did women have a renaissance? These were provocative questions when they were raised in the heyday of women’s studies in the 1970s. But how relevant does gender remain to premodern history in the twenty-first century? This book considers this question in eight new case...

Women, Land Rights and Rural Development: How Much Land Does a Woman Need?

Women, Land Rights and Rural Development: How Much Land Does a Woman Need?

1st Edition

Esther Kingston-Mann
January 24, 2018

The failure to include gender in the economic history of rural development has severely limited our understanding of privatizing, collectivist and colonial economic policies that disrupted and transformed the lives of rural women and men in the modern world. This book is unique in its focus on...

Shame and the Anti-Feminist Backlash: Britain, Ireland and Australia, 1890-1920

Shame and the Anti-Feminist Backlash: Britain, Ireland and Australia, 1890-1920

1st Edition

Sharon Crozier-De Rosa
December 01, 2017

Shame and the Anti-Feminist Backlash examines how women opposed to the feminist campaign for the vote in early twentieth-century Britain, Ireland, and Australia used shame as a political tool. It demonstrates just how proficient women were in employing a diverse vocabulary of emotions – drawing on...

Women in International and Universal Exhibitions, 1876–1937

Women in International and Universal Exhibitions, 1876–1937

1st Edition

Rebecca Rogers, Myriam Boussahba-Bravard
August 25, 2017

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...

The Schooling of Girls in Britain and Ireland, 1800- 1900

The Schooling of Girls in Britain and Ireland, 1800- 1900

1st Edition

Jane McDermid
May 24, 2017

This book compares the formal education of the majority of girls in Britain and Ireland in the nineteenth century. Previous books about ‘Britain’ invariably focus on England, and such ‘British’ studies tend not to include Ireland despite its incorporation into the Union in 1801. The Schooling of...

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