Women's History: Britain, 1850-1945

An Introduction

Author: June Purvis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135367094

Category: History

Page: 352

View: 7133

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's History

Britain, 1850-1945 : an Introduction

Author: June Purvis

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415238897

Category: History

Page: 341

View: 3419

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.

British Women's History

A Documentary History from the Enlightenment to World War I

Author: Alison Twells

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 9781860641619

Category: History

Page: 281

View: 7090

Anthology brings together excerpts from over one hundred documents detailing women's experiences from the end of the 18th century to the outbreak of World War I. It looks in detail at all aspects of life for women in Britain in this period, including motherhood, marriage and domestic life; religion, philanthropy and politics; work; education; the migration of Irish, Jewish and Black and Asian women to Britain; women in the Empire; and early feminism. Selected writers include Mary Wollstonecraft, Harriet Martineau, Elizabeth Gaskell, Hannah More, Mary Prince, Chartist and radical women, Josephine Butler, Christabel Pankhurst and Queen Victoria, among others.

Women Writers and the Nation's Past 1790-1860

Empathetic Histories

Author: Mary Spongberg

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350016748

Category: History

Page: 248

View: 4936

1790 saw the publication of Edmund Burke's Reflections on the Revolution in France -- the definitive tract of modern conservatism as a political philosophy. Though women of the period wrote texts that clearly responded to and reacted against Burke's conception of English history and to the contemporary political events that continued to shape it, this conversation was largely ignored or dismissed, and much of it remains to be reconsidered today. Examining the works of women writers from Jane Austen and Mary Wollstonecraft to the Strickland sisters and Mary Anne Everett Green, this book begins to recuperate that conversation and in doing so uncovers a more complete and nuanced picture of women's participation in the writing of history. Professor Mary Spongberg puts forward an alternate, feminized historiography of Britain that demonstrates how women writers' recourse to history caused them to become generically innovative and allowed them to participate in the political debates that framed the emergence of modern British historiography, and to push back against the Whig interpretation of history that predominated from 1790-1860.

Women's History, Britain 1700–1850

An Introduction

Author: Hannah Barker,Elaine Chalus

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134436289

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 2724

Placing women’s experiences in the context of the major social, economic and cultural shifts that accompanied the industrial and commercial transformations of this period, Hannah Barker and Elaine Chalus paint a fascinating picture of the change, revolution, and continuity that were encountered by women of this time. A thorough and well-balanced selection of individual chapters by leading field experts and dynamic new scholars, combine original research with a discussion of current secondary literature, and the contributors examine areas as diverse as the Enlightenment, politics, religion, education, sexuality, family, work, poverty, and consumption. The authors most importantly realise that female historical experience is not generic, and that it can be significantly affected by factors such as social status, location, age, race and religion. Providing a captivating overview of women and their lives, this book is an essential purchase for the study of women’s history, and, providing delightful little gems of knowledge and insight, it will also appeal to any reader with an interest in this fascinating topic.

Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit

Author: Yuval Noah Harari

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 364110498X

Category: History

Page: 528

View: 4160

Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.

Feminism

Author: June Hannam

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317861086

Category: History

Page: 200

View: 5708

The sheer number of publications on Feminism make it difficult for students who approach the subject for the first time to gain a sense of what the main issues and interpretations are. This book addresses this by offering students an overview of feminism and its history across several countries and time periods, along with an annotated guide to direct them in their further reading. Feminism by June Hannam provides comprehensive coverage right from how feminists began to write the history of their movement as early as the late nineteenth century to the impact feminism has had on higher education. The text also looks in depth at propaganda and the cult of the heroine in suffrage campaigning and how ‘first wave’ feminists constructed their own history which then affected future generations of historians, and activists.

Geschichte und Vergleich

Ansätze und Ergebnisse international vergleichender Geschichtsschreibung

Author: Heinz-Gerhard Haupt,Jürgen Kocka

Publisher: Campus Verlag

ISBN: 9783593354972

Category: Historiography

Page: 338

View: 7852


BPR

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

View: 1565


Modern British History

A Guide to Study and Research

Author: Lawrence J. Butler,Anthony Gorst

Publisher: Tauris Academic Studies

ISBN: N.A

Category: Great Britain

Page: 310

View: 5538

Providing practical research methods, & a comprehensive survey of the current state of historical research on 20th century British history, this book complements other works on historiography. It is suitable for undergraduates and teachers

Englische Literaturgeschichte des 20. Jahrhunderts

eine neue Darstellung aus der Sicht der Geschlechterforschung

Author: Ina Schabert

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: English literature

Page: 497

View: 1520

Faszinierendes Panorama der englischen Literatur: Auch dieser Folgeband einer englischen Literaturgeschichte aus der Sicht der Geschlechterforschung (1997) wird mit einem knappen Kapitel eingeleitet, das die sich wandelnden Normen von sex, gender und sexueller Orientierung im Kontext politischer, wirtschaftlicher und sozialer Veränderungen darstellt. Ihm folgen drei Kapitel über Werke der englischen Literatur und über jene englischsprachiger ethnischer Minderheiten in der Zeit der Klassischen Moderne (1900 - ca. 1930), um die Jahrhundertmitte (1930 - 1970) sowie in der Postmoderne (1970 - 2000). Mit grossem Elan und Detailfreude wird der Niederschlag weiblicher und männlicher, aber auch grenzüberschreitender Ausdrucksformen der Geschlechteridentität ausgebreitet und mit einem dichten Netz von Zitaten, kurzen Werkanalysen und intertextuellen Bezügen unterlegt. Diese originelle Sichtweise ist beeindruckend und höchst spannend zu lesen. Das Buch eignet sich jedoch wohl weniger für die konkrete Unterrichtsvorbereitung als für die Auffrischung und Erweiterung fachlicher Kenntnisse. Urs Lauer.

Gender and imperialism

Author: Clare Midgley

Publisher: Manchester Univ Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 228

View: 2448

This book marks an important new intervention into a vibrant area of scholarship, creating a dialogue between the histories of imperialism and of women and gender. By engaging critically with both traditional British imperial history and colonial discourse analysis, the essays demonstrate how feminist historians can play a central role in creating new histories of British imperialism. Chronologically, the focus is on the late eighteenth to early twentieth centuries, while geographically the essays range from the Caribbean to Australia and span India, Africa, Ireland and Britain itself. Topics explored include the question of female agency in imperial contexts, the relationships between feminism and nationalism, and questions of sexuality, masculinity and imperial power.

On Her Their Lives Depend

Munitions Workers in the Great War

Author: Angela Woollacott

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520914650

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 3026

In this evocative book, Angela Woollacott analyzes oral histories, workers' writings, newspapers, official reports, and factory song lyrics to present an intimate view of women munitions workers in Britain during World War I. Munitions work offered working-class women—for the first time—independence, a reliable income, even an improved standard of living. But male employers and trade unionists brought them face-to-face with their subordination as women within their own class, while experiences with middle-class women co-workers and police reminded them of their status as working class. Woollacott sees the woman munitions worker as a powerful symbol of modernity who challenged the gender order through her patriotic work and challenged class differences through her increased spending power, mobility, and changing social behavior.

Frauenbildung

Author: Helene Lange

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3954552639

Category: Education

Page: 132

View: 5975

1889 erschienene Abhandlung der Frauenrechtlerin Helene Lange (1848-1930) über die Perspektiven deutscher Frauen im Bildungswesen des ausgehenden 19. Jahrhunderts. Nachdruck der Originalausgabe.

A History of Scottish Women's Writing

Author: Douglas Gifford,Dorothy McMillan

Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748609161

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 716

View: 8778

The first comprehensive critical analysis of Scottish women's writing, featuring writers such as Margaret Oliphant, Nan Shepherd, Muriel Spark, and Liz Lochhead, and including poetry, drama, fiction, diaries, memoirs, biographies, and autobiographies, as well as polemic and popular writings.