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Women's and Gender History

Series Editor: June Purvis

Recent years have witnessed a variety of challenges to the legitimacy of women's history, ranging from the deconstructions of French theory to the advent of 'gender' studies with its post-feminist implications. This series aims to re-establish women's history and to continue to challenge the assumptions of much mainstream history.

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1-10 of 23 results in Women's and Gender History
  1. Women's Activism

    Global Perspectives from the 1890s to the Present

    Edited by Francisca de Haan, Margaret Allen, June Purvis, Krassimira Daskalova

    Series: Women's and Gender History

    Women’s Activism brings together twelve innovative contributions from feminist historians from around the world to look at how women have always found ways to challenge or fight inequalities and hierarchies as individuals, in international women’s organizations, as political leaders, and in global...

    Published November 21st 2012 by Routledge

  2. The Women's Suffrage Movement in Britain and Ireland

    A Regional Survey

    By Elizabeth Crawford

    Series: Women's and Gender History

    In this comprehensive study, Elizabeth Crawford provides the first survey of women’s suffrage campaigns across the British Isles and Ireland, focusing on local campaigns and activists. Divided into thirteen sections covering the regions of England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland, this book gives a...

    Published May 30th 2008 by Routledge

  3. Her Husband was a Woman!

    Women's Gender-Crossing in Modern British Popular Culture

    By Alison Oram

    Series: Women's and Gender History

    Tracking the changing representation of female gender-crossing in the press, this text breaks new ground to reveal findings where both desire between women and cross-gender identification are understood. Her Husband was a Woman! exposes real-life case studies from the British tabloids of women...

    Published December 6th 2007 by Routledge

  4. Quaker Women

    Personal Life, Memory and Radicalism in the Lives of Women Friends, 1780–1930

    By Sandra Stanley Holton

    Series: Women's and Gender History

    One nineteenth-century commentator noted the ‘public’ character of Quaker women as signalling a new era in female history. This study examines such claims through the story of middle-class women Friends from among the kinship circle created by the marriage in 1839 of Elizabeth Priestman and the...

    Published March 30th 2007 by Routledge

  5. Women in the British Army

    War and the Gentle Sex, 1907–1948

    By Lucy Noakes

    Series: Women's and Gender History

    In this fascinating, timely and engaging study, Lucy Noakes examines women's role in the army and female military organizations during the First and Second World Wars, during peacetime, in the interwar era and in the post-war period. Providing a unique examination of women’s struggle for...

    Published February 23rd 2006 by Routledge

  6. Students: A Gendered History

    By Carol Dyhouse

    Series: Women's and Gender History

    This compelling and stimulating book explores the gendered social history of students in modern Britain. From the privileged youth of Brideshead Revisited, to the scruffs at 'Scumbag University' in The Young Ones, representations of the university undergraduate have been decidedly male. But since...

    Published December 14th 2005 by Routledge

  7. Women's History, Britain 1700–1850

    An Introduction

    Edited by Hannah Barker, Elaine Chalus

    Series: Women's and Gender History

    Placing women’s experiences in the context of the major social, economic and cultural shifts that accompanied the industrial and commercial transformations of this period, Hannah Barker and Elaine Chalus paint a fascinating picture of the change, revolution, and continuity that were encountered by...

    Published August 24th 2005 by Routledge

  8. Outspoken Women

    An Anthology of Women's Writing on Sex, 1870–1969

    By Lesley A. Hall

    Series: Women's and Gender History

    Studying a broader period than its contemporaries, this comprehensive study reveals a neglected tradition of British women’s writing from the Victorian era to the sexual revolution of the 1960s. Outspoken Women brings together the many and varied non-fictional writings of British women on sexual...

    Published August 4th 2005 by Routledge

  9. Women and Work in Britain since 1840

    By Gerry Holloway

    Series: Women's and Gender History

    The first book of its kind to study this period, Gerry Holloway's essential student resource works chronologically from the early 1840s to the end of the twentieth century and examines over 150 years of women’s employment history. With suggestions for research topics, an annotated bibliography...

    Published July 29th 2005 by Routledge

  10. Women Workers and Gender Identities, 1835-1913

    The Cotton and Metal Industries in England

    By Carol E. Morgan

    Series: Women's and Gender History

    Women Workers and Gender Identities, 1835 - 1913 examines the experiences of women workers in the cotton and small metals industries and the discourses surrounding their labour. It demonstrates how ideas of womanhood often clashed with the harsh realities of working-class life that forced women...

    Published September 6th 2001 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Women, Diplomacy and International Politics since 1500
    Edited by Glenda Sluga, Carolyn James, Giulia Calvi
    To Be Published May 14th 2015

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