Women In European Culture And Society: A Sourcebook by Deborah SimontonWomen In European Culture And Society: A Sourcebook by Deborah Simonton

Women In European Culture And Society: A Sourcebook

EditorDeborah Simonton

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Women in European Culture and Society: A Sourcebookincludes a range of transnational sources which encompass the history of women in Europe from the beginning of the eighteenth century right up to the present day. Including documents from across Europe, from France and Germany to Estonia, Spain and Russia, organized in a broad chronological spread, the diversity of the sources included in the book is unique ' including many never translated into English before. Deborah Simonton offers detailed interpretive introductions that analyse and contextualize the sources.

A central feature is its exploration of how women operated within gendered worlds and used their skills and abilities to shape and claim their own identities and to engage with how they contributed as practitioners to shaping European culture and society. With over 200 sources, the book allows us to 'hear' women's voices as they articulate their understandings of their worlds and helps capture a sense of women's motivations, options and choices as they understood them - allowing readers to focus on either a period or a theme and providing a comparative resource.

Ideal for use on its own or as a companion volume to Simonton's other major work,Women in European Culture and Society: Gender, Skill and Identity since 1700, this sourcebook is an invaluable collection offering vivid first-hand accounts of women's lives.

Title:Women In European Culture And Society: A SourcebookFormat:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.7 inPublished:December 21, 2013Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415684404

ISBN - 13:9780415684408

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Table of Contents

Contents  Acknowledgements Introduction Part 1 Rights of Man and Duties of Woman  Prelude: Women's identity in eighteenth-century culture Chapter 1: Intimate Worlds: self, sex and family   On Woman Educating Girls Transitions 1Women going it alone Marriage Law Husbands and Wives   Experts on childcare Mothers and Children Chapter 2: Community Spaces  Keeping House Labouring Women  Artisans  Businesswomen   Midwifery   Chapter 3: Wider Worlds ' Gendering the Enlightenment Rulers   Political Culture   Intellectual Rights   Science and intellect Travelling women   Intermezzo: The Revolutionary Era  Rights of Women   Reflections on Revolution   Part 2 Domesticity and Industrialism Prelude: Legacy of the Enlightenment  Chapter 4: Intimate Worlds ' self, sex and family  Educating Women  Bridging Two Worlds Marriage   Singletons   Mothers and Children Chapter 5: Community Spaces  Keeping a Good House  Rural Worlds   Urban workers   Business and Professions Chapter 6: Shaping Wider Worlds  Political Women   Worlds of Talent   Intermezzo: La Belle 'oque  Female Health Votes for Women Travel and Empire Part 3 Modern Times Prelude: Carrying Linda's Stones Chapter 7: Intimacy and Independence  Finding their Way   Changing Values Women's Realities    Motherhood  Singletons Chapter 8: The Transitional Community  Work and Identity   War Work  Women at Work Legislation and unemployment  Chapter 9: The Wider Stage  Feminism  The Elephant in the Room  Political Activism   Global Politics Legacies of Empire  Worlds of Creativity  Further Reading  Index

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Editorial Reviews

'A wonderful collection, giving students access to over 200 sources by and about European women from c.1700, and highlighting the rich diversity of their experiences. Particularly valuable is the large selection of materials from countries often omitted in European sourcebooks.' Elizabeth Ewan, University of Guelph, Canada   'Women in European Culture and Society since 1700: A Sourcebook is a particularly welcome collection both because it covers a lengthy period and because it is genuinely European in scope, allowing for comparisons and contrasts and providing evidence of continuity and change in women¿s history. The introductory focus on historiography and method, and the chronological and thematic structure, with its overlap and echoes of voices between chapters, make this an especially useful text for teaching not only specialist areas but also European survey courses.' Jane McDermid, University of Southampton, UK