Rise Up, Women!

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

Author: Andrew Rosen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136247548

Category: History

Page: 344

View: 6536

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 With the use of previously unpublished correspondence of Mrs Emmeline Pankhurst, her colleagues and such political leaders as Asquith, Balfour and Lloyd George, the author views the development of ever more extreme and violent forms of militancy not as a series of amusing exploits and incidents but as the carefully calculated political strategy the suffragettes intended it to be. He examines the reasons for the remarkable effectiveness of militant tactics in making women’s enfranchisement a political issue of central importance, and shows why militancy failed to secure this right prior to the outbreak of war in August 1914. He assesses, too, the influence of the vast social and political changes wrought by the war on the ultimate success of the campaign in 1918.

Routledge Library Editions: Women, Feminism and Literature

Author: Isobel Armstrong

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136315411

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 4207

View: 3208

Reissuing seminal works originally published between 1979 and 1994, Routledge Library Editions: Women, Feminism and Literature offers a selection of scholarship from a time of great change in feminist studies and literary studies. Topics cover all aspects of women's literature, gender and feminism through literary criticism and the work of women literary theorists.

A History of Political Thought in the 16th Century (Routledge Library Editions: Political Science Volume 16)

Author: J. W. Allen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135026947

Category: Political Science

Page: 556

View: 4663

This presentation of the main phases and features of political thought in the sixteenth century is based on an exhaustive study of contemporary writings in Latin, English, French, German and Italian. The book is divided into four parts. The first part deals with the new thought of Protestantism. The rest describes special ideas that emerged in England, France and Italy.

A History of Greek Political Thought (Routledge Library Editions: Political Science Volume 34)

Author: T. A. Sinclair

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135026343

Category: Political Science

Page: 364

View: 7310

This book gives a general survey of political thought from Homer to the beginning of the Christian era. To the evidence of the philosophers is added that of Herodotus, Euripides, Thucydides, Polybius and others whose writings illustrate the course of Greek political thinking in the Classical and Hellenistic periods. This re-issues the second, updated edition of 1967.

Geopolitics (Routledge Library Editions: Political Geography)

Author: Pat O'Sullivan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317609689

Category: Social Science

Page: 150

View: 5135

This book, originally published in 1986, shows the importance of geography in international power politics and shows how geopolitical thought influences policy-making and action. It considers the various elements within international power politics such as ideologies, territorial competition and spheres of influences, and shows how geographical considerations are crucial to each element. It considers the effects of distance on global power politics and explores how the geography of international communication and contact and the geography of economic and social patterns change over time and affect international power balances.

Out of the Cage

Women's Experiences in Two World Wars

Author: Gail Braybon,Penny Summerfield

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136247335

Category: History

Page: 352

View: 5438

Originally published in 1987, Out of the Cage brings vividly to life the experiences of working women from all social groups in the two World Wars. Telling a fascinating story, the authors emphasise what the women themselves have had to say, in diaries, memoirs, letters and recorded interviews about the call up, their personal reactions to war, their feelings about pay and the company at work, the effects of war on their health, their relations with men and their home lives; they speak too about how demobilisation affected them, and how they spent the years between two World Wars.

Mothers in the Fatherland

Women, the Family and Nazi Politics

Author: Claudia Koonz

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781138008083

Category: History

Page: 600

View: 1294

From extensive research, including a remarkable interview with the unrepentant chief of Hitlere(tm)s Womene(tm)s Bureau, this book traces the roles played by women e" as followers, victims and resisters e" in the rise of Nazism. Originally publishing in 1987, it is an important contribution to the understanding of womene(tm)s status, culpability, resistance and victimisation at all levels of German society, and a record of astonishing ironies and paradoxical morality, of compromise and courage, of submission and survival.

Girls Growing Up in Late Victorian and Edwardian England

Author: Carol Dyhouse

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415623219

Category: History

Page: 224

View: 749

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 early-Edwardian England. It traces the ways in which schooling at all social levels at this time tended to reinforce lessons in the sexual division of labour and patterns of authority between men and women, which girls had already learned at home. Considering the social anxieties that helped to shape the curriculum offered to working-class girls through the period 1870-1920, the book goes on to focus on the emergence of a social psychology of adolescent girlhood in the early-twentieth century and finally, examines the relationship between feminism and girls’ education.

Die Philosophie des Buddhismus

Mit einem Vorwort von Eli Franco und Karin Preisendanz

Author: Erich Frauwallner

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3050088095

Category: Philosophy

Page: 335

View: 4124

Erich Frauwallners Buch "Die Philosophie des Buddhismus" ist längst zu einem ‚Klassiker’ geworden. Die Form der Darstellung ist glücklich gewählt; sie verknüpft allgemeine Überblicke, Einführungen in das Denken individueller buddhistischer Philosophen und lange Exzerpte aus philosophischen Werken des südasiatischen Buddhismus in wörtlicher Übersetzung. Das Buch bewegt sich also zwischen einem Einführungswerk und einer Anthologie. Die knappen Einleitungen zu den repräsentativen Texten sind informativ und klar und rücken die philosophischen Inhalte in das Licht ihrer historischen Entwicklung; die Übersetzungen aus den relevanten Sprachen (Pali, Sanskrit, Tibetisch, Chinesisch) wiederum sind außerordentlich verlässlich. Der Neuauflage des Bandes wurde ein Vorwort von Eli Franco und Karin Preisendanz zu Frauwallners Leben und Schaffen beigefügt, ergänzt durch eine Bibliographie seiner Schriften und eine kommentierte Liste weiterführender Literatur zum südasiatischen Buddhismus.

Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women

Global Women's Issues and Knowledge

Author: Cheris Kramarae,Dale Spender

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135963150

Category: Reference

Page: 2050

View: 1440

For a full list of entries and contributors, sample entries, and more, visit the Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women website. Featuring comprehensive global coverage of women's issues and concerns, from violence and sexuality to feminist theory, the Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women brings the field into the new millennium. In over 900 signed A-Z entries from US and Europe, Asia, the Americas, Oceania, and the Middle East, the women who pioneered the field from its inception collaborate with the new scholars who are shaping the future of women's studies to create the new standard work for anyone who needs information on women-related subjects.

The European Women's History Reader

Author: Fiona Montgomery,Christine Collette

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415220828

Category: History

Page: 380

View: 7019

The European Women's History Reader is a fascinating collection of seminal articles and extracts, exploring the social, economic, religious and political history of women across Europe since the late eighteenth century. This ambitious volume is arranged into four chronological sections all with their own introductions, which provide context for the chapters that follow. The collection also includes a useful general introduction, which makes the articles accessible to students and helps to define this increasingly important area of study.

Science and the Construction of Women

Author: Mary Maynard

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415637007

Category: Reference

Page: 193

View: 9483

Science and the Construction of Womenis a multi-disciplinary exploration of the major questions currently challenging feminist scholars of science. The authors ask key questions: What constitutes science? How have feminists investigated it? How does science ‘construct’ women? How can we create a feminist discourse of science? Are the current developments to women’s advantage or disadvantage? Their answers draw on material from a wide range of natural scientific, humanities and social science sources, critically examining theoretical approaches from the postmodern to the materialist to the cyborgian. A key argument of the book is that there are strong intellectual and pragmatic reasons – the rapid development of information technology, advances in fertility treatment and genetic engineering, feminist concern for environmental issues – why feminism must rigorously engage with issues of a scientific and technological nature. Science and the Construction of Womenprovides an important contribution to the opening-up and broadening of debate in the field. This book will be an important text for students of gender and women’s studies, and science studies. It is also designed to be read by feminists both inside and outside the academy and to appeal to all those with interests in the sociology of knowledge and the history of ideas.

Women's History: Britain, 1850-1945

An Introduction

Author: June Purvis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135367094

Category: History

Page: 352

View: 7092

Women's History: Britain 1850-1945 introduces the main themes and debates of feminist history during this period of change, and brings together the findings of new research. It examines the suffrage movement, race and empire, industrialisation, the impact of war and womens literature. Specialists in their own fields have each written a chapter on a key aspect of womens lives including health, the family, education, sexuality, work and politics. Each contribution provides an overview of the main issues and debates within each area and offers suggestions for further reading. It not only provides an invaluable introduction to every aspect of womens participation in the political, social and economic history of Britain, but also brings the reader up to date with current historical thinking on the study of womens history itself.

Women Workers in the First World War

Author: Gail Braybon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781138008014

Category: History

Page: 248

View: 5014

Commentators writing soon after the outbreak of the First World War about the classic problems of womene(tm)s employment (low pay, lack of career structure, exclusion from "mene(tm)s jobs") frequently went on to say that the war had "changed all this", and that womene(tm)s position would never be the same again. This book looks at how and why women were employed, and in what ways societye(tm)s attitudes towards women workers did or did not change during the war. Contrary to the mythology of the war, which portrayed women as popular workers, rewarded with the vote for their splendid work, the author shows that most employers were extremely reluctant to take on women workers, and remained cynical about their performance. The book considers attitudes towards womene(tm)s work as held throughout society. It examines the prejudices of government, trade unions and employers, and considers societye(tm)s views about the kinds of work women should be doing, and their "wider role" as the "mothers of the race". First published in 1981, this is an important book for anyone interested in womene(tm)s history, or the social history of the twentieth century. Companion volumes, Women Workers in the Second World War by Penny Summerfield, and Out of the Cage: Women's Experiences in Two World Wars by Gail Braybon and Penny Summerfield, are also published by Routledge.