The Feminine Public Sphere: Middle-class Women and Civic Life in Scotland, c. 1870-1914 by Megan Smitley

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

byMegan Smitley, Megan Smitley

Kobo ebook | July 19, 2013

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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.

Title:The Feminine Public Sphere: Middle-class Women and Civic Life in Scotland, c. 1870-1914Format:Kobo ebookPublished:July 19, 2013Publisher:Manchester University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:184779744X

ISBN - 13:9781847797445

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