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Major Works: Social & Cultural History

You are currently browsing 21–30 of 184 new and published major works in the subject of Social & Cultural History — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

For major works that are not yet published; please browse forthcoming major works.

Routledge Major Works has a strong international focus and each of the sets is edited by a leading expert in their field. This publishing programme continues to grow with new book series being created all the time.

Titles published by Routledge Major Works cover an abundance of literature on leading and influential figures, key concepts, topics and sub-disciplines across the social sciences, humanities, behavioural sciences and law.

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  1. Women Workers in the First World War

    By Gail Braybon

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Women's History

    Commentators writing soon after the outbreak of the First World War about the classic problems of women’s employment (low pay, lack of career structure, exclusion from "men’s jobs") frequently went on to say that the war had "changed all this", and that women’s position would never be the same...

    Published October 10th 2012 by Routledge

  2. Women in Nazi Society

    By Jill Stephenson

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Women's History

    This fascinating book examines the position of women under the Nazis. The National Socialist movement was essentially male-dominated, with a fixed conception of the role women should play in society; while man was the warrior and breadwinner, woman was to be the homemaker and childbearer. The Nazi...

    Published October 10th 2012 by Routledge

  3. The Nazi Organisation of Women

    By Jill Stephenson

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Women's History

    The Nazi’s were implacably opposed to feminism and women’s independence. Rosa Luxemburg became a symbol of all that most horrified them in German society, in particular because of her involvement in active politics. Nazi ideology saw women in the activist role of 'wives, mothers and home-makers',...

    Published October 10th 2012 by Routledge

  4. Abortion in England 1900-1967

    By Barbara Brookes

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Women's History

    Over the decades from 1900 to 1967 abortion was transformed from an important female-centred form of fertility control into a medical event, closely monitored by the State. This transition, the author argues here, took place against a background of debate over fertility control and its implications...

    Published October 10th 2012 by Routledge

  5. Women and Work in Pre-industrial England

    Edited by Lindsey Charles, Lorna Duffin

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Women's History

    This book surveys women and work in English society before its transition to industrial capitalism in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The time span of the book from 1300 to 1800 allows comparison of women’s work patterns across various phases of economic and social organisation. It was...

    Published October 10th 2012 by Routledge

  6. The Ends of History

    Victorians and "the Woman Question"

    By Christina Crosby

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Women's History

    Why were the Victorians so passionate about "History"? How did this passion relate to another Victorian obsession – the "woman question"? In a brilliant and provocative study, Christina Crosby investigates the links between the Victorians’ fascination with "history" and with the nature of "...

    Published October 10th 2012 by Routledge

  7. The Nineteenth-century Woman

    Her Cultural and Physical World

    Edited by Sara Delamont, Lorna Duffin

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Women's History

    This collection of papers draws on insights from social anthropology to illuminate historical material, and presents a set of closely integrated studies on the inter-connections between feminism and medical, social and educational ideas in the nineteenth century. Throughout the book evidence from...

    Published October 10th 2012 by Routledge

  8. Girls Growing Up in Late Victorian and Edwardian England

    By Carol Dyhouse

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Women's History

    Girls learn about "femininity" from childhood onwards, first through their relationships in the family, and later from their teachers and peers. Using sources which vary from diaries to Inspector’s reports, this book studies the socialization of middle- and working-class girls in late Victorian and...

    Published October 10th 2012 by Routledge

  9. The Victorian Girl and the Feminine Ideal

    By Deborah Gorham

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Women's History

    In Victorian England, the perception of girlhood arose not in isolation, but as one manifestation of the prevailing conception of femininity. Examining the assumptions that underlay the education and upbringing of middle-class girls, this book is also a study of the learning of gender roles in...

    Published October 10th 2012 by Routledge

  10. Separate Spheres

    The Opposition to Women's Suffrage in Britain

    By Brian Harrison

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Women's History

    The British feminist movement has often been studied, but so far nobody has written about its opponents. Dr Harrison argues that British feminism cannot be understood without appreciating the strength and even the contemporary plausibility of ‘the Antis’, as the opponents of women’s suffrage were...

    Published October 10th 2012 by Routledge

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Forthcoming Books

  1. Crime in England: 1550-1800
    Edited by J S Cockburn
    To Be Published September 8th 2015
  2. The Reform of Prisoners: 1830-1900
    By Willam James Forsythe
    To Be Published September 8th 2015
  3. Crime, Protest, Community, and Police in Nineteenth-Century Britain
    By David Jones
    To Be Published September 8th 2015
  4. A History of English Prison Administration
    By Sean Mcconville
    To Be Published September 8th 2015
  5. Crime, Justice and Public Order in Old Regime France: The Sénéchaussées of Libourne and Bazas, 1696-1789
    By Julius R. Ruff
    To Be Published September 8th 2015

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