The Nineteenth Century Woman

Author: Sara Delamont
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415623200
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This collection of papers draws on insights from social anthropology to illuminate historical material, and presents a set of closely integrated studies on the inter-connections between feminism and medical, social and educational ideas in the nineteenth century. Throughout the book evidence from both the USA and UK shows that feminists had to operate in a restricting and complex social environment in which the concept of "the lady" and the ideal of the saintly mother defined the nineteenth-century woman’s cultural and physical world.

The Darkened Room

Author: Alex Owen
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226642055
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A highly original study that examines the central role played by women as mediums, healers, and believers during the golden age of spiritualism in the late Victorian era, The Darkened Room is more than a meditation on women mediums—it's an exploration of the era's gender relations. The hugely popular spiritualist movement, which maintained that women were uniquely qualified to commune with spirits of the dead, offered female mediums a new independence, authority, and potential to undermine conventional class and gender relations in the home and in society. Using previously unexamined sources and an innovative approach, Alex Owen invokes the Victorian world of darkened séance rooms, theatrical apparitions, and moving episodes of happiness lost and regained. She charts the struggles between spiritualists and the medical and legal establishments over the issue of female mediumship, and provides new insights into the gendered dynamics of Victorian society.

Pioneering Education for Girls across the Globe

Author: Jill Sperandio
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1498524885
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book analyses six pioneer schools for girls established between 1742 and 1910. It highlights the motivations of the men and women involved, the resistance to educating women they faced, and the ongoing potential of agency, activism, and social entrepreneurship to create awareness and change attitudes to social injustice.

M tter im Vaterland

Author: Claudia Koonz
ISBN: 9783926023148
Format: PDF, Docs
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Das Werk widmet sich der Frage, wie Frauen dazu kamen, eine männliche, nationalsozialistische Politik zu unterstützen. Schwerpunkte bilden die Rolle protestantischer, katholischer und jüdischer Frauen sowie die Funktion der Geschlechtertrennung für die Kriegsökonomie und den Genozid. Darüber hinaus enthält die Publikation Gespräche mit der ehemaligen Reichsfrauenführerin Gertrud Scholtz-Klink und der Jüdin Jolana Roth, die im Konzentrationslager Auschwitz-Birkenau gefangen war.