Gendering Spaces in European Towns, 1500-1914
Edited by Elaine Chalus, Marjo Kaartinen
Routledge – 2014 – 256 pages
Focusing on the transition from the modern to the early modern periods, this volume explores the role of gender in shaping the development of the European town. It examines how gender is both embedded in the built environment and reflected in the way that the built environment is experienced and used, in patterns of residence and movement, in the provision and consumption of services and consumer goods, in the nature of street culture and the diversity of the social arena, and in the shifting boundaries between the public and the private, the social and the political.
I. Conceived Spaces
1. The Male Arena: The Urban Presence of Civic Militias in Denmark, c.1500–1900
2. "Yesterday Was a Busy Day with Me, or at Least with my Feet and my Stockings": Walking and Embracing Space in Early-Modern England
3. Pride and Resentment: Honour and Masculinity among Frenchmen in the Streets of late Eighteenth-Century Copenhagen
4. Place, Spaceand Gender in Le monde cosmopolite: A Female Household in Nice, 1855–7
5. European Seaside Resorts in the late Nineteenth/early Twentieth Centuries: Laboratories for Modern Gender Relations?
II. Constructed Spaces
6. "For the Gentlemen of the Town to Walk on by Way of Exchange": Gender, Space and Commerce in the Eighteenth-Century Town
7. The Aristocratic Palace as Urban Space in Eighteenth-Century Stockholm: The Fersen Palace
8. Behind Thin Walls: Private space and Notions of Privacy in late Eighteenth-Century Copenhagen
9. Urban Opportunities: Imperial St Petersburg and Helsinki as Marriage Markets for Elite Women
III. Contested Spaces
10. "Uncontrolled Crossings": Female Economic Territories in French Pre-Modern Towns
11. Absent Men and Tainted Houses: Gender, Identity and Place in Stockholm in 1719
12. Contentious Spaces: Urban Arenas for Violent Crowds in Pre-industrial Stockholm, c.1700–1850
13. "Cosmopolitan Pandemonium": Telling Stories about Mobs, Movement, and Mixing in Monte Carlo, 1863–1914
14. The City of Men: Gender, Space and Working-Class Domesticity in Late-Imperial Moscow
Elaine Chalus is Professor in History at Bath Spa University.
Marjo Kaartinen is Professor of Cultural History at University of Turku.