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Major Works: Women's Studies

You are currently browsing 21–30 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. Leninism, Stalinism, and the Women's Movement in Britain, 1920-1939

    By Sue Bruley

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Women's History

    This book offers a detailed examination of the interaction between socialism and feminism through the lens of one particular socialist organisation, the Communist Party of Great Britain, from its foundation in 1920 until the outbreak of the Second World War. The study of socialism and feminism in...

    Published October 9th 2012 by Routledge

  2. 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 October 9th 2012 by Routledge

  3. Women Remember

    An Oral History

    By Anne Smith

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Women's History

    In this fascinating book, originally published in 1989, Anne Smith records interviews with a group of octogenerian women, covering all social classes and a great variety of experience. She allows the women to speak for themselves, bringing to light the submerged history of ordinary women's lives....

    Published October 9th 2012 by Routledge

  4. Silent Sisterhood

    Middle-class Women in the Victorian Home

    By Patricia Branca

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Women's History

    This perceptive book studies the Victorian woman in the home and in the family. One of the central purposes is to rescue Victorian woman from the realm of myth where her life was spent in frivolous trifles and instead to show how she had a major part to play in the practical management of the home....

    Published October 9th 2012 by Routledge

  5. Women in Europe since 1750

    By Patricia Branca

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Women's History

    In dealing with the common experience of women in modern society, this book provides a deeper insight into European women at work, at home, at leisure and in their political and educational functions. Particular emphasis is placed upon the significant cultural differences between women of various...

    Published October 9th 2012 by Routledge

  6. The Woman Movement

    Feminism in the United States and England

    By William L. O'Neill

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Women's History

    This unusual book traces the development of the feminist movement in America and, to a lesser extent, in England. The comparison between the movements is enlightening. Professor O’Neill starts with Mary Wollstonecraft and traces the development of the attack on Victorian institutions right up to...

    Published October 9th 2012 by Routledge

  7. The Woman of the Eighteenth Century

    Her Life, from Birth to Death, Her Love and Her Philosophy in the Worlds of Salon, Shop and Street

    By Edmond de Goncourt, Jules de Goncourt

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Women's History

    This translation of the French Femme au dix-huitiéme siécle from 1862, first published in English in 1928, traces the life of the Eighteenth Century woman in an historical account. Through discussion of evidence from paintings and memoirs, the book draws an intimate lifelike account of what lay...

    Published October 9th 2012 by Routledge

  8. Sex and Class in Women's History

    Essays from Feminist Studies

    Edited by Judith L. Newton, Mary P. Ryan, Judith R. Walkowitz

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Women's History

    The essays collected in this volume reflect the upsurge of interest in the research and writing of feminist history in the 1970s/80s and illustrate the developments which have taken place – in the types of questions asked, the methodologies employed, and the scope and sophistication of the...

    Published October 9th 2012 by Routledge

  9. Mary Wollstonecraft

    An Annotated Bibliography

    By Janet Todd

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Women's History

    First published in 1976, this was the first comprehensive annotated bibliography of Mary Wollstonecraft’s works and most of the critical and biographical comments on her in English written between 1788 and 1975. It is designed both as a research tool for scholars and students and as a revelation of...

    Published October 9th 2012 by Routledge

  10. Women in Protest 1800-1850

    By Malcolm I. Thomis, Jennifer Grimmett

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Women's History

    There is still much uncertainty about the role of nineteenth-century British women in social and political protest. As politics was a man’s world virtually all official accounts and statistics of popular protest deal only with the men involved. It is well known that women participated in food riots...

    Published October 9th 2012 by Routledge