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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. The Women's Suffrage Movement

    A Reference Guide 1866-1928

    By Elizabeth Crawford

    Series: Women's and Gender History

    This widely acclaimed book has been described by History Today as a 'landmark in the study of the women's movement'. It is the only comprehensive reference work to bring together in one volume the wealth of information available on the women's movement. Drawing on national and local archival...

    Published November 23rd 2000 by Routledge

  2. Women in Teacher Training Colleges, 1900-1960

    A Culture of Femininity

    By Elizabeth Edwards

    Series: Women's and Gender History

    Women in Teacher Training Colleges, 1900-1960 is an intricate and fascinating investigation of the lives and experiences of women in these important educational institutions of the early twentieth century. The book provides an overview of the historical context of the development of the colleges,...

    Published September 21st 2000 by Routledge

  3. Votes For Women

    Edited by Sandra Holton, Dr June Purvis, June Purvis

    Series: Women's and Gender History

    Votes for Women provides an innovative re-examination of the suffrage movement, presenting new perspectives which challenge the existing literature on this subject. This fascinating book charts the history of the movement in Britain from the nineteenth century to the postwar period, assessing...

    Published December 16th 1999 by Routledge

  4. Child Sexual Abuse in Victorian England

    By Louise A. Jackson

    Series: Women's and Gender History

    Child Sexual Abuse in Victorian England is the first detailed investigation of the way that child abuse was discovered, debated, diagnosed and dealt with in the Victorian and Edwardian periods.The focus is placed on the child and his or her experience of court procedure and welfare practice,...

    Published December 2nd 1999 by Routledge

  5. Prostitution

    Prevention and Reform in England, 1860-1914

    By Dr Paula Bartley, Paula Bartley

    Series: Women's and Gender History

    Prostitution: Prevention and Reform in England, 1860-1914 is the first comprehensive overview of attempts to eradicate prostitution from English society, including discussion of early attempts at reform and prevention through to the campaigns of the social purists.Prostitution looks in depth at the...

    Published October 28th 1999 by Routledge

  6. Gender And Crime In Modern Europe

    Edited by Meg Arnot, Cornelie Usborne

    Series: Women's and Gender History

    This work explores the construction of gender norms and examines how they were reflected and reinforced by legal institutional practices in Europe in this period. taking a gendered approach, criminal prosecution and punishment are discussed in relation to the victims and perpretrators. This volume...

    Published May 20th 1999 by Routledge

  7. The Romantic Fiction Of Mills & Boon, 1909-1995

    By Dixon, Jay, Jay Dixon.

    Series: Women's and Gender History

    This study to analyzes romantic fiction's depiction of women as part of the broader history of ideas about women.; Given the success of the Mills & Boon romance, their portrayal of subjects like sex, love, marriage, class, motherhood and femineity are important cultural barometers and make...

    Published November 27th 1998 by Routledge

  8. Imagining Home

    Gender, Race And National Identity, 1945-1964

    By Wendy Webster

    Series: Women's and Gender History

    Imagining Home offers a unique examination of ideas and images of home in Britain during a period of national decline and loss of imperial power. In exploring the relationship between gender, 'race' and national identity, it higlights the continuing importance of empire in imaginings of the nation...

    Published February 17th 1998 by Routledge

  9. Women's History: Britain, 1850-1945

    An Introduction

    Edited by June Purvis

    Series: Women's and Gender History

    Women's History: Britain 1850-1945 introduces the main themes and debates of feminist history during this period of change, and brings together the findings of new research. It examines the suffrage movement, race and empire, industrialisation, the impact of war and womens literature. Specialists...

    Published March 31st 1997 by Routledge

  10. Sylvia Pankhurst

    Sexual Politics And Political Activism

    By Barbara Winslow

    Series: Women's and Gender History

    This study brings to light Sylvia Pankhurst's political involvement in the Suffrage, working class and socialist movements. It is intended for undergraduate courses in women's studies...

    Published June 30th 1996 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Women, Diplomacy and International Politics since 1500
    Edited by Glenda Sluga, Carolyn James
    To Be Published July 2nd 2015
  2. Women in Transnational History: Connecting the Local and the Global
    Edited by Clare Midgley, Alison Twells, Julie Carlier
    To Be Published March 15th 2016

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