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Major Works: Social & Cultural History

You are currently browsing 41–50 of 205 new and published major works in the subject of Social & Cultural History — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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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. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. Women in Public, 1850-1900

    Documents of the Victorian Women's Movement

    By Patricia Hollis

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Women's History

    Assembling a full and comprehensive collection of material which illustrates all aspects of the emergent women’s movement during the years 1850-1900, this fascinating book will prove invaluable to students of nineteenth century social history and women's studies, to those studying the Victorian...

    Published October 10th 2012 by Routledge

  7. The Magdalenes

    Prostitution in the Nineteenth Century

    By Linda Mahood

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Women's History

    The nineteenth century witnessed a discursive explosion around the subject of sex. Historical evidence indicates that the sexual behaviour which had always been punishable began to be spoken of, regulated, and policed in new ways. Prostitutes were no longer dragged through the town, dunked in lakes...

    Published October 10th 2012 by Routledge

  8. Prostitution and Victorian Social Reform

    By Paul McHugh

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Women's History

    In the mid-nineteenth century many parts of England and Wales were still subjected to a system of regulated prostitution which, by identifying and detaining for treatment infected prostitutes, aimed to protect members of the armed forces (94 per cent of whom were forbidden to marry) from venereal...

    Published October 10th 2012 by Routledge

  9. Women, Work, and Protest

    A Century of U.S. Women's Labor History

    Edited by Ruth Milkman

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Women's History

    As paid work becomes increasingly central in women’s lives, the history of their labor struggles assumes more and more importance. This volume represents the best of the new feminist scholarship in twentieth-century U.S. women’s labor history. Fourteen original essays illuminate the complex...

    Published October 10th 2012 by Routledge

  10. Death Comes to the Maiden

    Sex and Execution 1431-1933

    By Camille Naish

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Women's History

    In 1791, the French femme de lettres Olympe de Gouges wrote that 'as women have the right to take their places on the scaffold, they must also have the right to take their seats in government'. This book explores the issues of female emancipation through the history of female execution, from the...

    Published October 10th 2012 by Routledge

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Forthcoming Books

  1. Routledge Library Editions: Marxism
    By Various
    To Be Published April 5th 2015
  2. Routledge Library Editions: Modern East and South East Asia
    By Various
    To Be Published April 22nd 2015
  3. Memoirs of an Eighteenth Century Footman: John Macdonald Travels (1745-1779)
    By John Macdonald
    To Be Published April 28th 2015
  4. The History of Sexuality
    Edited by Anna Clark, Elizabeth Williams
    To Be Published June 9th 2015

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