Gender in Urban Europe
Sites of Political Activity and Citizenship, 1750-1900
Edited by Nina Koefoed, Åsa Karlsson Sjögren, Krista Cowman
To Be Published December 15th 2013 by Routledge – 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.
I. Gendered Use of Public Space to Develop Civic Identity
1. Defending Citizenship Defining Citizenship: Rumours, Pamphleteering and the General Public in Late Eighteenth-Century Copenhagen
2. "To merit the countenance of the Magistrates": Gender and Civic Identity in Eighteenth-Century Aberdeen
II. Political Conflicts, Unruly Political Behaviour and Gendered Citizenship
3. Gender Perspectives on Preindustrial Urban Crowds
4. The Burcott Bear: Gender and Civic Identity in the Wells Election of 1765
5. Manly Magistrates and Citizenship in an Irish Town: Carlow, 1820-1840
III. Active Citizenship and Charitable/Philanthropic Work
6. Citizenship, Poor Relief and the Politics of Gender in Swedish Cities and Towns, ca. 1770-1830
7. To Act as a Citizen: Local Philanthropy as a Way to Shape Male Political Citizenship
8. Women, Locality and Politics in nineteenth-century Britain
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.