Schooling of Working Class Girls in Victorian Scotland by Jane McDermid
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Schooling of Working Class Girls in Victorian Scotland
By Jane McDermid

The Schooling of Working Class Girls in Victorian Scotland

Gender, Education and Identity

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Schooling of Working Class Girls in Victorian Scotland by Jane McDermid

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The portrayal of Scotland as a particularly patriarchal society has traditionally had the effect of marginalizing Scottish women, both teachers and students, in both Scottish and British history. The Schooling of Working-Class Girls in Victorian Scotland examines and challenges this assumption and analyzes in detail the course of events which has led to a more enlightened system. Education was, and is, seen as integral to Scottish distinctiveness, but the Victorian period saw anxious debate about the impact of outside influences at a time when Scottish society seemed to be fracturing. This book examines the gender-blindness of the educational tradition, with its notion of the 'democratic intellect', testing the claim of superiority for the Scottish system, and questioning the assumption that Scottish women were either passive victims or willing dupes of a peculiarly patriarchal ideal. Considering the influences of the related ideologies of patriarchy and domesticity, and the crucial importance of the local and regional economic context, in focusing on female education, this book provides a much wider comparative study of Scottish society during a period of tremendous upheaval and a perceived crisis in national identity, in which women, as well as men, participated.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780713002478
ISBN-10: 0713002476
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x 14mm)
Pages: 216
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 28-Jul-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Schooling of Girls in Britain and Ireland, 1800- 1900 by Jane McDermid Schooling of Girls in Britain and Ireland, 1800- 1900, Hardback (September 2008)

Between 1850 and 1914 the Victorian concept of gender was under construction. Social and sexual stability was expected to provide a foundation for national identity. This book analyzes the interrelation of gender and class with national identity, offering a study of girls' schooling in Britain and Ireland.

Schooling of Working Class Girls in Victorian Scotland by Jane McDermid Schooling of Working Class Girls in Victorian Scotland, Paperback (July 2005)

Providing an examination of the gender-blindness of the educational tradition, this book tests the claim of superiority for the Scottish system, and questions the assumption that Scottish women were either passive victims or willing dupes of a peculiarly patriarchal ideal.

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