Women, Family and Society in Victorian Britain
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Public Lives by Eleanor Gordon
Book DescriptionThis lively book challenges many stereotypes about Victorian women and their families and offers intriguing new insights into middle-class life in Britain from 1840 through the early years of the twentieth century. Eleanor Gordon and Gwyneth Nair examine women's relationships, their marriages, the ways they earned and spent their money, and their social, spiritual, and civic lives. What emerges from this fascinating research is a revised--and far richer--view of middle-class women's experiences in the Victorian era than has been understood before. The authors argue that widely accepted characterizations of the Victorian family as a private enclave in which women's roles related only to service and dependency are narrow and inaccurate. In fact, as arbiters of taste, managers of display, and consumers of culture, women assumed a variety of complex roles and were central to the creation of middle-class identity and culture.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780300102208
(244mm x 167mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Yale University Press
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publish Date: 4-Nov-2003
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Eleanor Gordon
Murder and Morality in Victorian Britain, Paperback (August 2009)
Explores the life of Madeleine Smith, who in 1857 was tried for poisoning her secret lover. Charting the course of this illicit relationship and Madeleine's subsequent trial, this title draws on a range of sources to pursue themes such as the nature of gender relations and the extent of women's social and commercial activities.
Gender in Scottish History Since 1700, Paperback (January 2006)
Gender in Scottish History offers a new perspective on Scotland's past since around 1700, viewing some of the main themes with a gendered perspective.
Women and the Labour Movement in Scotland, 1850-1914, Hardback (August 1991)» View all books by Eleanor Gordon
This study of working women in Scotland in the period 1850-1914 focuses particularly on women working in Dundee's jute industry, integrating labour history and the history of gender. The author uncovers the patterns of their employment, their involvement in and relationship to trade unionism, and the forms of their resistance.
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Author Biography - Eleanor Gordon
Eleanor Gordon is senior lecturer in the department of economic and social history at the University of Glasgow. Gwyneth Nair is a senior lecturer in sociology at the University of Paisley.
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