Worlds Between

Worlds Between : Historical Perspectives on Gender and Class

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This work presents a series of pioneering studies which together constitute a reappraisal of our understanding of the relationship between gender and history. Chapters include discussions of: the positions of servants and wives in Victorian and Edwardian England; the relationship between home and community in English society; the interconnections between class and gender, and new reflections on the role of the concepts of the public and private in women's history today.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 300 pages
  • 152 x 229mm
  • Polity Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • 074560983X
  • 9780745609836

Table of contents

Mastered for life - servant and wife in Victorian and Edwardian England; landscape with figures - home and community in English Society, Howard Newby and Jeanne L'Esperance; the rationalization of housework; class and gender in Victorian England - the case of Hannah Cullwick and A.J. Munby; the separation of home and work?; landladies and lodgers in 19th-century England; the role of gender in the "first industrial nation"; farming and the countryside in England 1780-1850; where the stranger begins - the question of siblings in historical analysis; regarding some "old husbands' tales" - public and private in feminist history.show more