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Major Works: Women's Studies

You are currently browsing 11–20 of 40 new and published major works in the subject of Women's Studies — 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. Worthy mentions include a new Sports Studies and Construction Series.

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. 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 9th 2012 by Routledge

  2. 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 9th 2012 by Routledge

  3. 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 9th 2012 by Routledge

  4. 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 9th 2012 by Routledge

  5. 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 9th 2012 by Routledge

  6. 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 9th 2012 by Routledge

  7. Rise Up, Women!

    The Militant Campaign of the Women's Social and Political Union, 1903-1914

    By Andrew Rosen

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Women's History

    The suffragette movement shattered the domestic tranquillity of Edwardian England. This book is an original and searching study of the formidable organization which led this campaign: the Women’s Social and Political Union. With the use of previously unpublished correspondence of Mrs Emmeline...

    Published October 9th 2012 by Routledge

  8. Current Issues in Women's History

    By International Conference on Women's History

    Edited by Arina Angerman, Geerte Binnema, Annemieke Keunen, Vefie Poels, Jacqueline Zirkzee

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Women's History

    This lively collection of essays, originally published in 1989, illustrated recent developments in the area, with chapters by contributors from many different countries and disciplines. Asking new questions and using sources in a challenging way, the contributors reflect 1980s debates about...

    Published October 9th 2012 by Routledge

  9. Eighteenth-century Women

    An Anthology

    By Bridget Hill

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Women's History

    When it was first published in 1984, this book filled an acknowledged gap in the social history of the period and made available hitherto inaccessible sources. The work draws on newspapers and journals, memoirs, diaries, courtesy books, county surveys and records, but also on the literature of the...

    Published October 9th 2012 by Routledge

  10. Fit Work for Women

    Edited by Sandra Burman

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Women's History

    This book presents a collection of papers which discuss the origins of the domestic ideal and its effects on activities usually undertaken by women: not only on women’s wage work, but also on activities either not defined as work or accorded an ambiguous status. It discusses the formation of the...

    Published October 9th 2012 by Routledge