The Routledge History Handbook of Gender and the Urban Experience
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Challenging current perspectives of urbanisation, The Routledge History Handbook of Gender and the Urban Experience explores how our towns and cities have shaped and been shaped by cultural, spatial and gendered influences. This volume discusses gender in an urban context in European, North American and colonial towns from the fourteenth to the twentieth century, casting new light on the development of medieval and modern settlements across the globe. Organised into six thematic parts covering economy, space, civic identity, material culture, emotions and the colonial world, this book comprises 36 chapters by key scholars in the field. It covers a wide range of topics, from women and citizenship in medieval York to gender and tradition in nineteenth- and twentieth-century South African cities, reframing our understanding of the role of gender in constructing the spaces and places that form our urban environment. Interdisciplinary and transnational in scope, this volume analyses the individual dynamics of each case study while also examining the complex relationships and exchanges between urban cultures. It is a valuable resource for all researchers and students interested in gender, urban history and their intersection and interaction throughout the past five centuries.show more

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  • Hardback | 524 pages
  • 174 x 246 x 33.02mm | 1,068g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1st ed.
  • 31 black & white illustrations, 8 black & white tables, 30 black & white halftones, 1 black & white line drawings
  • 1138815942
  • 9781138815940

About Deborah Simonton

Deborah Simonton is associate professor, emerita, at the University of Southern Denmark and author of Women in European Culture and Society: Gender, Skill and Identity from 1700 (2011) and a co-editor of Female Agency in the European Town (2013, with Anne Montenach) and Luxury and Gender in European Towns, 1700-1914 (2014, with Marjo Kaartinen and Anne Montenach). She leads the international network Gender in the European Town.show more

Table of contents

List of Tables, Figures and Illustrations Preface Acknowledgements Notes on Contributors Gender and the Urban Experience: Introduction Deborah Simonton Part 1 Economy, Circulations and Exchanges Introduction Anne Montenach Chapter 1 Patterns of Transmission and Urban Experience: When Gender Matters Anna Bellavitis Chapter 2 Women, Gender and Credit in Early Modern Western European Towns Cathryn Spence Chapter 3 Toleration, Liberty and Privileges: Gender and Commerce in Eighteenth-Century European Towns Deborah Simonton Chapter 4 Gender and Business during the Industrial Revolution Hannah Barker Chapter 5 Poverty, Family Economies and Survival Strategies in the Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Centuries: a Gender Approach Montserrat Carbonell Esteller Chapter 6 Gendered Experiences of Work and Migration in Western Europe in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries Manuela Martini Part 2 Space, Place and Environment Introduction Elaine Chalus Chapter 7 Male Servants, Identity and Urban Space in Eighteenth-Century England Amanda Flather Chapter 8 Mapping the Spaces of Seduction: Morality, Gender and the City in Early Nineteenth-Century Britain Katie Barclay Chapter 9 Painting the Town: Portrayals of Change in Urban Riversides, London and the Thames, a Case Study Kemille S. Moore Chapter 10 Modernity and Madrid: The Gendered Urban Geography of Carmen de Burgos' La rampa (1917) Rebecca M. Bender Chapter 11 Home, Urban Space and Gendered Practices in Mid-Seventeenth-Century Turku Riitta Laitinen Chapter 12 The Gendered Geography of Violence in Bologna, Seventeenth to Nineteenth Centuries Sanne Muurling and Marion Pluskota Part 3 Civic Identity and Political Culture Introduction Nina Javette Koefoed Chapter 13 Women and Citizenship in Later-Medieval York Sarah Rees Jones Chapter 14 Civic Identity, 'Juvenile' Status and Gender in Sixteenth and Seventeenth-century Italian Towns Eleonora Canepari Chapter 15 'We Had a Row on the Politics of the Day': Gender and Political Sociability of the Elites in Stockholm, c. 1770-1800 My Hellsing Chapter 16 Gender, Philanthropy and Civic Identities in Edinburgh, 1795-1830 Jane Rendall Chapter 17 Negotiating Respectable Citizenship: Homosexual Emancipation Struggles in Early Twentieth-Century Copenhagen Niels Nyegaard Chapter 18 Voting as an Act of Estate or Voting as an Act of Class? Voting Women in Swedish Towns, c.1720-1920 Asa Karlsson Sjogren Part 4 Material Culture in Gendered Urban Settings Introduction Marjo Kaartinen Chapter 19 Gender, Material Culture and Urban Experience in Early Modern Rome. Renata Ago Chapter 20 The Changing Objects of Civic Devotion: Gender, Politics and Votive Commissions in a Late Medieval Dalmatian Confraternity Ana Marinkovic Chapter 21 Caring and Healing: Women, Bodies and Materiality in Nineteenth-Century French Cities Anne Carol Chapter 22 Architectural Language and Mistranslations: A Comparative Global Approach to Women's Urban Spaces Despina Stratigakos Chapter 23 Shoes and the City: Shoes and their Sphere of Influence in Colonial America, 1740-1789 Kimberly Alexander Chapter 24 Gendering the Automobile: Men, Women and the Car in Helsinki, 1900-1930 Teija Forsti Part 5 Intimacy and Emotion Introduction Katie Barclay Chapter 25 Shaping London Merchant Identities: Emotions, Reputation and Power in the Court of Chancery Merridee L. Bailey Chapter 26 Love Thy Neighbour? The Gendered, Emotional and Spatial Production of Charity and Poverty in Sixteenth-Century France Susan Broomhall Chapter 27 The Emotional Life of Boys in Eighteenth-Century Mexico City Sonya Lipsett-Rivera Chapter 28 Emotions, Gender and the Body: The Case of Nineteenth-Century German Spa Towns Heikki Lempa Chapter 29 Feeling Modern on the Russian Street: From Desire to Despair Mark D. Steinberg Chapter 30 Risk! Pleasure! Affirmation! Navigating Queer Urban Spaces in Twentieth-Century Scotland Jeff Meek Part 6 The Colonial Town Introduction Nigel Worden Chapter 31 A Gendered History of Colonial Spanish American Cities and Towns, 1500s-1800 Leo J. Garofalo Chapter 32 Gender in Batavia: Asian City, European Company Town Jean Gelman Taylor Chapter 33 Cities at Sea: Gender and Sexuality in the Eighteenth-century British Colonial City Clare A. Lyons Chapter 34 Gender, Race and the Spatiality of the Colonial Town in India Mary Hancock Chapter 35 Gender and Urban Experience in Nineteenth-Century Australasian Colonial Towns Penny Russell Chapter 36 South African Cities, Gender and Inventions of Tradition in the Late Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries Vivian Bickford-Smith Further Reading Indexshow more

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'In a rich super-collection of 36 essays plus introductions, this Routledge History Handbook offers exciting fare for readers of diverse geographical and temporal interests. Sweeping across Europe, including several of its less familiar northern domains, and reaching out to some of its distant colonies, the anthology spans six centuries. Fruitful coherence and lots of striking fresh insights emerge from the sustained focus on a novel intersection of two themes: gender, both as ideas and in persons, and urban experiences and spaces.' Elizabeth S. Cohen, York University, Canadashow more