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Major Works: Women's Studies

You are currently browsing 31–40 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. Changing Ideas about Women in the United States, 1776-1825

    By Janet Wilson James

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Women's History

    Written in 1954 and published in 1981, this fascinating study remains authoritative as an account of a body of opinion about women’s nature and role that was in vogue in America during the first half-century after independence. Combining intellectual and social history, this work was one of...

    Published October 9th 2012 by Routledge

  2. Women in Stuart England and America

    A Comparative Study

    By Roger Thompson

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Women's History

    Originally published in 1974, this study offers valuable perspectives on the status and roles of women in Stuart England and in the newly settled colonies of North America, particularly Massachusetts and Virginia. Incorporating both new research on the subject, and the findings of other scholars on...

    Published October 9th 2012 by Routledge

  3. The Feminists

    Women's Emancipation Movements in Europe, America and Australasia 1840-1920

    By Richard J. Evans

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Women's History

    Originally published in 1977, this book brings together what is known about liberal feminist and socialist movements for the emancipation of women all over the world in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. It deals not only with Britain and the United States but also with Australia, New...

    Published October 9th 2012 by Routledge

  4. The Edwardian Woman

    By Duncan Crow

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Women's History

    Covering the period from the beginning of the twentieth century to the outbreak of the First World War, this entertaining account describes the lives of women in all classes of society: the entertainments they watched, the clothes they wore, their education and the effect it had on women’s...

    Published October 9th 2012 by Routledge

  5. Mrs Annie Besant

    A Modern Prophet

    By Theodore Besterman

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Women's History

    Having already published a bibliography on Annie Besant, Theodore Besterman in this book continued with the story of her life. She was a prominent British Theosophist, women's rights activist, writer and orator who lived between 1847 and 1933.Originally published in 1934, this work is fascinating...

    Published October 9th 2012 by Routledge

  6. Mothers in the Fatherland

    Women, the Family and Nazi Politics

    By Claudia Koonz

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Women's History

    From extensive research, including a remarkable interview with the unrepentant chief of Hitler’s Women’s Bureau, this book traces the roles played by women – as followers, victims and resisters – in the rise of Nazism. Originally publishing in 1987, it is an important contribution to the...

    Published October 9th 2012 by Routledge

  7. Women as Mothers in Pre-Industrial England

    Edited by Valerie Fildes

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Women's History

    Originally published in 1990, this book met the rising interest in the subject of women in pre-industrial England, bringing together a group of scholars with diverse and wide-ranging interests; experts in social and medical history, demography, women’s studies, and the history of the family, whose...

    Published October 9th 2012 by Routledge

  8. Routledge Library Editions: Women's History

    By Various

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Women's History

    Reissuing seminal works originally published between 1928 and 1992, Routledge Library Editions: Women's History offers a selection of scholarship covering women's roles, gender battles, feminism and other issues through the ages. Topics include women in the World Wars, prostitution in Victorian...

    Published October 8th 2012 by Routledge

  9. Women Writing and Writing about Women

    Edited by Mary Jacobus

    Series: RLE: Women, Feminism and Literature

    This innovative collection of contemporary essays in feminist literary criticism provides a spectrum of approaches and positions, united by their common focus on writing by and about women. Spanning the novel, poetry, drama, film and criticism, the contributors emphasise some of the problems of...

    Published June 4th 2012 by Routledge

  10. Edging Women Out

    Victorian Novelists, Publishers and Social Change

    By Gaye Tuchman

    Series: RLE: Women, Feminism and Literature

    Before about 1840, there was little prestige attached to the writing of novels, and most English novelists were women. By the turn of the twentieth century, "men of letters" acclaimed novels as a form of great literature, and most critically successful novelists were men. In the book, sociologist...

    Published June 4th 2012 by Routledge