The Feminine Public Sphere : Middle-class Women and Civic Life in Scotland, C. 1870-1914, Hardback Book

The Feminine Public Sphere : Middle-class Women and Civic Life in Scotland, C. 1870-1914 Hardback

Part of the Gender in History series

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At a time when women were barred from clerical roles, middle-class women made use of the informal power structures of Victorian and Edwardian associationalism in order to actively participate as citizens. This investigation of women's part in civic life provides a fresh approach to the 'public sphere', illuminates women as agents of a middle-class identity and develops the notion of a 'feminine public sphere', or the web of associations, institutions and discourses used by disenfranchised middle-class women to express their citizenship. The extent of middle-class women's contribution to civic life is examined through their involvement in reforming and philanthropic associations as well as local government. Making use of a range of previously untapped sources, this fascinating book will appeal in particular to those with an interest in Gender History and Scottish History. -- .

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  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 192 pages, Illustrations, black & white|Tables
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
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  • Category: British & Irish history
  • ISBN: 9780719079665

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