Gender in Urban Europe
Sites of Political Activity and Citizenship, 1750-1900
Edited by Nina Koefoed, Åsa Karlsson Sjögren, Krista Cowman
Routledge – 2014 – 160 pages
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 how this contributed to a gendered concept of citizenship. The comparative and transnational perspectives revealed through combining such work contributes to establishing new knowledge about the relationship between gender, citizenship and the development of the modern town in Northern Europe.
Introduction Krista Cowman, Nina Koefoed and Åsa Karlsson Sjögren Section 1: Gendered Use of Public Space in the Development of Citizenship 1. Defending Citizenship: Rumours, Pamphleteering and the General Public Ulrik Langen 2. ‘… To Merit the Countenance of the Magistrates’: Gender and Civic Identity in Eighteenth-Century Aberdeen Deborah Simonton 3. Feeling Civic: Moral Emotions, Gender and Civic Identity in Late Eighteenth-Century Copenhagen Camilla Schjerning 4.Manly Magistrates and Citizenship in an Irish Town: Carlow, 1820-1840 Katie Barclay Section 2: Political Conflicts, Unruly Political Behaviour and Gendered Citizenship 5. Gender Perspectives on Preindustrial Urban Crowds Mats Berglund 6. The Burcott Bear: Gender and Civic Identity in the Wells Election of 1765 Elaine Chalus 7. Gender, Civic Republicanism and War in the Hanseatic Cities, Hamburg, Bremen and Lübeck in the Early Nineteenth Century Katherine Aaslestad 8. Enactments of Gender in Dutch Civic Militancy (1780-1800) Stefan Dudink Section 3: Citizenship, Philanthropy and Voluntary Work 9. Honor or Control? The Civic Context of Prussian State Decorations for Women Ute Chamberlin 10. Citizenship, Poor Relief and the Politics of Gender in Swedish Cities and Towns, ca. 1770-1830 Åsa Karlsson Sjögren 11. To Act as a Citizen: Local Philanthropy as a Way to Shape Male, Political Citizenship Nina Koefoed 12.The Irish Distressed Ladies Fund: Philanthropy, Gender and Identity in Victorian Britain and Ireland Andrew Newby 13.Women, Locality and Politics in 19th-Century Britain Krista Cowman Afterword Krista Cowman, Nina Koefoed and Åsa Karlsson Sjögren
Nina Koefoed is Associate Professor at Aarhus University.
Åsa Karlsson Sjögren is Professor of History at Umeå University.
Krista Cowman is Professor of History at the University of Lincoln.