Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
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Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 301
A study examining women's contribution to charitable work and reform in nineteenth-century Ireland.
A history of European women's professional activities and organizational roles between 1789 and 1914.
Although general histories of education help us to understand the origins of the English education system, there has been little emphasis on women's place in its development. By widening the perspective to consider the role of women as educational policy-makers, it is possible to gain a clearer understanding of this vital period both for women and for the development of a state education system. This book considers the link between private lives and public practice by focusing on the biographies of the twenty-nine women members of the London School Board. These political activists were among the first women in England to be elected to positions of political responsibility, and their role as educational policy-makers is important. Key concerns are gender and power and gender and welfare: issues that are as relevant to contemporary debates in education as they were in Victorian and Edwardian England.
A critical look at the ways in which religion has both empowered and hindered women in their attempts to serve God in the Church since 1700. The author examines the significant, but hitherto neglected, contributions women have made to the history of Anglicanism.
Charts the lives of eight women-Anna Wheeler, Margaret Aylward, Frances Power Cobbe, Anne Jellicoe, Anna Haslam, Isabella Tod, Charlotte Grace O'Brien, and Anna Parnell-whose agitation for educational and social reform and the nationalist cause, chan
Based on extensive new research investigating the range of women's involvement in early nineteenth-century popular politics, mid-Victorian reform and the women's movements of the late century, Women and the People makes an original intervention in the historiography of the radical tradition by exploring the interconnections of populism, liberalism and feminism. Attending to authorship, the study argues that the representational forms adopted by radicals were as important as the content of what they said in shaping their self-perception, their construction of others, and the reception of their ideas. In fiction, poetry and autobiography, as well as in political writing, speeches and journalism, women reworked radical conventions and imagined new models of political identity, participation and authority. Though, in general, radicals appealed to 'the people', women were often positioned as the suffering objects of reform rather than as the agents of change. By showing how they challenged or reinforced these conceptions of 'women' and 'the people', the book contends that radical women invoked alternative communities of sex, class and nation, and helped to remake and discipline the political sphere, as they strove to make it their own.