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1-10 of 18 results in Routledge Research in Gender and History
In the first half of the nineteenth century the main employments open to young women in Britain were in teaching, dressmaking, textile manufacture and domestic service. After 1850, however, young women began to enter previously all-male areas like medicine, pharmacy, librarianship, the civil...
Published February 13th 2014 by Routledge
Gender in European Towns, 1640-1830
This innovative new book is overtly and explicitly about female agency in eighteenth-century European towns. However, it positions female activity and decisions unequivocally in an urban world of institutions, laws, regulations, customs and ideologies. Gender politics complicated and shaped the...
Published March 25th 2013 by Routledge
Gender and Politics in Nineteenth Century Britain
Traditional analyses of nineteenth-century politics have assigned women a peripheral role. By adopting a broader interpretation of political participation, the author identifies how middle-class women were able to contribute to political affairs in the nineteenth century. Examining the contribution...
Published March 11th 2013 by Routledge
This book is an innovative collection of original research which analyzes the many varieties of post-conflict masculinity. Exploring topics such as physical disability and psychological trauma, and masculinity and sexuality in relation to the "feminizing" contexts of wounding and desertion, this...
Published March 5th 2013 by Routledge
This project is an attempt to challenge the canonical gender concept while trying to specify what gender was in the medieval and early modern world. Despite the emphasis on individual, identity and difference that past research claims, much of this history still focuses on hierarchical or...
Published December 3rd 2012 by Routledge
This book compares the formal education of the majority of girls in Britain and Ireland in the nineteenth century. Previous books about ‘Britain’ invariably focus on England, and such ‘British’ studies tend not to include Ireland despite its incorporation into the Union in 1801. The Schooling of...
Published April 11th 2012 by Routledge
Asia Pacific and the Middle East since 1945
Military occupations and interventions have a gendered impact on both those engaged in occupying, and those whose lands have been occupied. Yet little is known about this gendered impact, in terms of both masculinities and femininities, either historically or in contemporary times. While research...
Published March 4th 2012 by Routledge
Historical and Cultural Perspectives
Approximately half of all migrants today are female. The contributors to this volume consider the ways in which attention to gender is moving debates away from old paradigms, such as the push/pull motivation which used to dominate the field of migration studies. The authors consider women's...
Published November 28th 2011 by Routledge
Keeping Books in Eighteenth-Century England
In the early eighteenth century, the household accountant was traditionally female. However, just as women were seen as financial accountants, they were also deeply associated with the literary and narrative accounting inherent in letters and diaries. These are examined alongside property,...
Published November 10th 2011 by Routledge
Gender, Sexuality and Colonial Modernities considers the ways in which modernity was constructed, in all its incompleteness, through colonialism. Using a variety of archival resources and equally diverse methodologies, the authors trace modernity's unstable foundations in the slippages and...
Published November 10th 2011 by Routledge
Women in Higher Education, 1850-1970
To Be Published March 31st 2014
Women and the Media: Feminism and Femininity in Britain, 1900 to the Present
To Be Published April 6th 2014
Gendering Spaces in European Towns, 1500-1914
To Be Published May 30th 2014
Gender in Urban Europe: Sites of Political Activity and Citizenship, 1750-1900
To Be Published June 15th 2014
Women and the Reinvention of the Political: Feminism in Italy, 1968-1983
To Be Published July 31st 2014
Women's Suffrage in the British Empire: Citizenship, Nation and Race
To Be Published August 14th 2014
Women, Feminism, and the Law in Modern France: Justice Redressed
To Be Published August 30th 2014
Shame and the Anti-Feminist Backlash: Britain, Ireland and Australia, 1890-1920
To Be Published February 28th 2015