Sex and Suffrage in Britain 1860 1914

Author: Susan Kingsley Kent
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400858631
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Although other historians have viewed the suffrage movement as aimed at exclusively political ends, she argues that such a categorization ignores many of the most compelling reasons why thousands of middle and upper-class women risked ostracism, obloquy, and, often, physical harm in the pursuit of the right to vote and why their efforts met with such intense opposition. The alliance of respectable" middle-class women with prostitutes, the attack on marriage, and the suffragists' distrust of the medical profession are among the topics the author addresses. Drawing on hypotheses advanced by Michel Foucault, she asserts that feminists sought no less than the total transformation of the lives of women. Originally published in 1987. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Sex and Suffrage in Britain 1860 1914

Author: Susan Kingsley Kent
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134936842
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Women's quest for the vote Kent argues, was indissolubly linked with other feminist demands for reform which would overturn the cultural constructions of masculinity and femininity and determined their powerlessness in both public and private.

Sex and Suffrage in Britain 1860 1914

Author: Susan Kingsley Kent
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 020399261X
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Women's quest for the vote Kent argues, was indissolubly linked with other feminist demands for reform which would overturn the cultural constructions of masculinity and femininity and determined their powerlessness in both public and private.

Making Peace

Author: Susan Kingsley Kent
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ISBN: 9780691031408
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Making Peace provides a fresh context for understanding gender relations in interwar Britain, seeing in the emergence of a powerful ideology of motherhood and a reemphasis on separate spheres for men and women a corollary to the political and economic restructuring designed to reestablish social order after World War I. The war had often been explained and justified to the British public by means of images that portrayed women as hostile or frightening--or as victims of sexual assault, as in the Belgian atrocity stories. These sexualized interpretations of war then shaped postwar understandings of gender, as psychiatrists, psychologists, and sexologists drew on metaphors of war to talk about relationships between men and women, likening any conflict between the sexes to the terrible chaos of the war years. Drawing on materials from posters to popular songs, from government reports to journalistic accounts, from memoirs and novels to diaries and letters, Making Peace is a penetrating analysis of how gendered and sexualized depictions of wartime experiences compelled many Britons to seek in traditional gender arrangements the key to postwar order and security. In the interwar period, many feminists compromised their earlier positions in an effort to contribute to postwar recovery, and justified their demands--for birth control and family endowment, for example--in conservative terms that ultimately hampered their movement.

Aftershocks

Author: Susan Kingsley Kent
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230582001
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Aftershocks studies how meanings of shellshock and imagery presenting the traumatized psyche as shattered contributed to Britons' understandings of their political selves in the 1920s. It connects the force of emotions to the political culture of a decade which saw extraordinary violence against those regarded as 'un-English'.

Sex and Suffrage in Britain 1860 1914

Author: Susan Kingsley Kent
Publisher: Princeton Legacy Library
ISBN: 9780691635279
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Although other historians have viewed the suffrage movement as aimed at exclusively political ends, she argues that such a categorization ignores many of the most compelling reasons why thousands of middle and upper-class women risked ostracism, obloquy, and, often, physical harm in the pursuit of the right to vote and why their efforts met with such intense opposition. The alliance of respectable" middle-class women with prostitutes, the attack on marriage, and the suffragists' distrust of the medical profession are among the topics the author addresses. Drawing on hypotheses advanced by Michel Foucault, she asserts that feminists sought no less than the total transformation of the lives of women. Originally published in 1987. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Gender and History

Author: Susan Kingsley Kent
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137268182
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What is gender and who has it? History, theory and gender are inextricably linked, but how exactly do they fit together? How do historians use theories about gender to write history? In this jargon-free introduction, Susan Kingsley Kent presents a student-friendly guide to the origins, conceptual framework, subjectmatter and methods of gender history. Assuming no prior knowledge, Gender and History: ■ sets out clear definitions of theory, history and gender ■ explains that gender is not solely applicable to women, but to men as well ■ tackles the hotly debated topic of power and gender relations ■ explores gender history from a variety of angles, including anthropology, psychology and philosophy ■ spans a broad chronological period, from the times of Aristotle to the present day ■ includes a helpful glossary that explains key terms and concepts at a glance. Lively and approachable, this is an essential text for anyone who wishes to learn how to use theories of gender in their historical studies.

Women Work and Family

Author: Louise A. Tilly
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136742840
Format: PDF
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First published in 1987. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Gender and Power in Britain 1640 1990

Author: Susan Kingsley Kent
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134755120
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Gender and Power in Britain is an original and exciting history of Britain from the early modern period to the present focusing on the interaction of gender and power in political, social, cultural and economic life. Using a chronological framework, the book examines: * the roles, responsibilities and identities of men and women * how power relationships were established within various gender systems * how women and men reacted to the institutions, laws, customs, beliefs and practices that constituted their various worlds * class, racial and ethnic considerations * the role of empire in the development of British institutions and identities * the civil war * twentieth century suffrage * the world wars * industrialisation * Victorian morality.

Feminism and Democracy

Author: Sandra Stanley Holton
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521521215
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Offers a reinterpretation of the women's suffrage movement in Britain by focusing on lesser-known provincial suffragists. Specifically considers a group identified by the author as the "democratic suffragists" who guided the campaigns of the National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies.