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  1. Divorce in Medieval England

    From One to Two Persons in Law

    By Sara M. Butler

    Series: Routledge Research in Medieval Studies

    Divorce in Medieval England is intended to reorient scholarly perceptions concerning divorce in the medieval period. Divorce, as we think of it today, is usually considered to be a modern invention. This book challenges that viewpoint, documenting the many and varied uses of divorce in the medieval...

    Published February 14th 2015 by Routledge

  2. The Women of Cairo: Volume I (Routledge Revivals)

    Scenes of Life in the Orient

    By Gerard De Nerval

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    The Women of Cairo: Scenes of Life in the Orient, first published in 1929, describes the trip to Egypt and other locations in the Ottoman Empire taken by French Romanticist Gerard de Nerval. The book focuses on both reinforcing and dispelling the old ways in which people saw the Orient, as well as...

    Published February 8th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Sovereignty and Social Reform in India

    British Colonialism and the Campaign against Sati, 1830-1860

    By Andrea Major

    Series: Routledge/Edinburgh South Asian Studies Series

    The British prohibition of sati (the funeral practice of widow immolation) in 1829 has been considered an archetypal example of colonial social reform. It was not the end of the story, however, as between 1830 and 1860, British East India Company officials engaged in a debate with the Indian rulers...

    Published February 8th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Women in Magazines

    Research, Representation, Production, and Consumption

    Edited by Sue Hawkins, Nicola Phillips, Rachel Ritchie, S. Jay Kleinberg

    Series: Routledge Research in Gender and History

    Women have been important contributors to and readers of magazines since the development of the periodical press in the nineteenth century. By the mid-twentieth century, millions of women read the weeklies and monthlies that focused on supposedly "feminine concerns" of the home, family and...

    Published January 31st 2015 by Routledge

  5. Mary Lincoln

    Southern Girl, Northern Woman

    By Stacy Pratt McDermott

    Series: Routledge Historical Americans

    One of America’s most compelling First Ladies, Mary Lincoln possessed a unique vantage point on the events of her time, even as her experiences of the constraints of gender roles and the upheaval of the Civil War reflected those of many other women. The story of her life presents a microcosm...

    Published January 22nd 2015 by Routledge

  6. Space, Place and Gendered Identities

    Feminist History and the Spatial Turn

    Edited by Kathryne Beebe, Angela Davis

    In the last two decades, historians have increasingly sought to understand how environments, ‘built’ and otherwise, architectural surroundings, landscapes, and conceptual ‘places’ and ‘spaces’ have affected the nature and scope of political power, cultural production and social experience . The...

    Published January 21st 2015 by Routledge

  7. Colonization and Domestic Service

    Historical and Contemporary Perspectives

    Edited by Victoria K. Haskins, Claire Lowrie

    Series: Routledge International Studies of Women and Place

    This groundbreaking book brings together two key themes that have not been addressed together previously in any sustained way: domestic service and colonization. Colonization offers a rich and exciting new paradigm for analyzing the phenomenon of domestic labor by non-family workers, paid and...

    Published December 18th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Footbinding and Women's Labor in Sichuan

    By Hill Gates

    Series: Routledge Contemporary China Series

    When Chinese women bound their daughters’ feet, many consequences ensued, some beyond the imagination of the binders and the bound. The most obvious of these consequences was to impress upon a small child’s body and mind that girls differed from boys, thus reproducing gender hierarchy. What is not...

    Published December 15th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Give Us Bread but Give Us Roses

    Working Women's Consciousness in the United States, 1890 to the First World War

    By Sarah Eisenstein

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Women's History

    Rooted in the printed sources of the period, this book reconstructs the attitudes of a pioneer generation of young women to the conflicts brought about by their new experience of employment outside their homes, and to changes in work and family relationships. In the 1890s and after the still...

    Published December 14th 2014 by Routledge

  10. The Political Uses of Motherhood in America

    By Cynthia Stavrianos

    Series: Routledge Series on Identity Politics

    As various contemporary groups use the language of motherhood to advance their political causes, maternal rhetoric has become very visible in the American political discourse of late. Yet while it has long been recognized that women have invoked their political status as mothers to organize and...

    Published December 10th 2014 by Routledge