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Worlds Between: Historical Perspectives on Gender and Class

By: Leonore Davidoff (University of Essex)


Description

This book presents a series of pioneering studies which together constitute a reappraisal of our understanding of the relationship between gender and history.

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Paperback
Status
Available
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780745609843
ISBN10
0745609848
Publication Dates ROW:
May 1995
Publication Dates US:
Jun 1995
Publication Dates Aus & NZ:
May 1995



Format
231 x 155 mm
9.09 x 6.08 in
Pages
288 pages
E-book
Status
Available
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780745666105
ISBN10
0745666108
Publication Dates ROW:
May 2013
Publication Dates US:
May 2013
Publication Dates Aus & NZ:
May 2013


Format
229 x 152 mm
9.02 x 5.98 in
Pages
288 pages

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Reviews

"No historian in the past twenty years has made a more significant contribution to the history of family and gender than Leonore Davidoff. The two well-known essays on domestic service in Victorian England, reprinted here, show this approach at its most sophisticated and regarding, but there is much else in this rich volume, notably Davidoff's more recent reflections on feminist history." History Today

"[A] fine collection ... [which] retain[s] a freshness and originality. This collection brings together some of the most influential essays in feminist history. There is little scope in this review to do justice to the depth and richness of this excellent collection. Her mastery of her subject and material, the detailed evidence she brings to bear, the sheer breadth of her understanding and scholarship, deserves to make this collection a classic as each essay, in its turn, has already become." Reviews in History

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Table of Contents

Introduction.

1. Mastered for Life: Servant and Wife in Victorian Edwardian England.

2. Landscape with Figures: Home and Community in English Society (with Howard Newby and Jeanne L'Esperance).

3. The Rationalization of Housework.

4. Class and Gender in Victorian England: The Case of Hannah Cullwick and A. J. Munby.

5. The Separation of Home and Work? Landladies and Lodgers in 19th and 20th Century England.

6. The Role of Gender in the "First Industrial Nation" Farming and the Countryside in England 1780-1850.

7. Where the Stranger Begins: The Question of Siblings in Historical Analysis.

8. Regarding Some "Old Husbands Tales": Public and Private in Feminist History.

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