Worlds Between

Worlds Between : Historical Perspectives on Gender and Class

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This book presents a series of pioneering studies which together constitute a reappraisal of our understanding of the relationship between gender and more

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  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 155 x 230 x 15mm | 400g
  • Polity Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
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  • 0745609848
  • 9780745609843
  • 1,771,082

Review quote

"No historian in the past twenty years has made a more significant contribution to the history of family and gender than Leonore Davidoff. The two well-known essays on domestic service in Victorian England, reprinted here, show this approach at its most sophisticated and regarding, but there is much else in this rich volume, notably Davidoff's more recent reflections on feminist history." History Today "[A] fine collection ... [which] retain[s] a freshness and originality. This collection brings together some of the most influential essays in feminist history. There is little scope in this review to do justice to the depth and richness of this excellent collection. Her mastery of her subject and material, the detailed evidence she brings to bear, the sheer breadth of her understanding and scholarship, deserves to make this collection a classic as each essay, in its turn, has already become." Reviews in Historyshow more

Table of contents

Introduction. 1. Mastered for Life: Servant and Wife in Victorian Edwardian England. 2. Landscape with Figures: Home and Community in English Society (with Howard Newby and Jeanne L'Esperance). 3. The Rationalization of Housework. 4. Class and Gender in Victorian England: The Case of Hannah Cullwick and A. J. Munby. 5. The Separation of Home and Work? Landladies and Lodgers in 19th and 20th Century England. 6. The Role of Gender in the "First Industrial Nation" Farming and the Countryside in England 1780-1850. 7. Where the Stranger Begins: The Question of Siblings in Historical Analysis. 8. Regarding Some "Old Husbands Tales": Public and Private in Feminist more