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Women of Letters - Gender, Writing and the Life of the Mind in Early Modern England (Hardcover): Leonie Hannan Women of Letters - Gender, Writing and the Life of the Mind in Early Modern England (Hardcover)
Leonie Hannan; Series edited by Pamela Sharpe, Penny Summerfield, Lynn Abrams, Cordelia Beattie
R2,168 R1,594 Discovery Miles 15 940 Save R574 (26%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Women of letters writes a new history of English women's intellectual worlds using their private letters as evidence of hidden networks of creative exchange. The book argues that many women of this period engaged with a life of the mind and demonstrates the dynamic role letter-writing played in the development of ideas. Until now, it has been assumed that women's intellectual opportunities were curtailed by their confinement in the home. This book illuminates the household as a vibrant site of intellectual thought and expression. Amidst the catalogue of day-to-day news in women's letters are sections dedicated to the discussion of books, plays and ideas. Through these personal epistles, Women of letters offers a fresh interpretation of intellectual life in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries, one that champions the ephemeral and the fleeting in order to rediscover women's lives and minds. -- .

Women, Credit, and Debt in Early Modern Scotland (Hardcover): Cathryn Spence Women, Credit, and Debt in Early Modern Scotland (Hardcover)
Cathryn Spence; Series edited by Pamela Sharpe, Penny Summerfield, Lynn Abrams, Cordelia Beattie
R2,168 R1,594 Discovery Miles 15 940 Save R574 (26%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This text provides the first full-length consideration of women's economic roles in early modern Scottish towns. Drawing on tens of thousands of cases entered into burgh court litigation between 1560 and 1640 in Edinburgh, Dundee, Haddington and Linlithgow, Women, credit and debt explores how Scottish women navigated their courts and their communities. The employments and by-employments that brought these women to court and the roles they had in the economy are also considered. In particular, this book explores the role of women as merchants, merchandisers, producers and sellers of ale, landladies, moneylenders and servants. Comparing the Scottish experience to that of England and Europe, Spence shows that over the course of the latter half of the sixteenth century and into the seventeenth century women were conspicuously active in burgh court litigation and, by extension, were engaged participants in the early modern Scottish economy. -- .

Accommodating Poverty - The Housing and Living Arrangements of the English Poor, c. 1600-1850 (Hardcover): Joanne McEwan,... Accommodating Poverty - The Housing and Living Arrangements of the English Poor, c. 1600-1850 (Hardcover)
Joanne McEwan, Pamela Sharpe
R2,374 Discovery Miles 23 740 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This book offers a detailed examination of the living arrangements and material circumstances of the poor betweeen 1650 and 1850. Chapters investigate poor households in urban, rural and metropolitan contexts, and contribute to wider investigations into British economic and social conditions in the long Eighteenth century.

Women and Museums 1850-1914 - Modernity and the Gendering of Knowledge (Hardcover): Kate Hill Women and Museums 1850-1914 - Modernity and the Gendering of Knowledge (Hardcover)
Kate Hill; Series edited by Pamela Sharpe, Penny Summerfield, Lynn Abrams, Cordelia Beattie
R2,176 R1,602 Discovery Miles 16 020 Save R574 (26%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This book recovers the significant contribution made by women to museums, not just in obvious roles such as workers, but also as donors, visitors, volunteers and patrons. It suggests that women persistently acted to domesticate the museum, by importing domestic objects and domestic regimes of value, as well as by making museums more welcoming to children, and even by stressing the importance of housekeeping at the museum. At the same time, women sought 'masculine' careers in science and curatorship, but found such aspirations hard to achieve; their contribution tended to be kept within clear, feminised areas. The book will be of interest to those working on gender, culture, or museums in the period. It sheds new light on women's material culture and material strategies, education and professional careers, and leisure practices. It will form an important historical context for those working in contemporary museum studies. -- .

Chronicling Poverty - The Voices and Strategies of the English Poor, 1640-1840 (Paperback): Tim Hitchcock, Pamela Sharpe, Peter... Chronicling Poverty - The Voices and Strategies of the English Poor, 1640-1840 (Paperback)
Tim Hitchcock, Pamela Sharpe, Peter King
R2,746 Discovery Miles 27 460 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Over the last twenty years more and more historians of the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries have turned their eyes away from the records of central administration, towards local archives, and the lives of the poor. What they have found is a wealth of sources some of which chronicle the lives, and many of which record the words, of working people. This book will bring together some of the best work based on these sources.

Adapting to Capitalism - Working Women in the English Economy, 1700-1850 (Hardcover): Pamela Sharpe Adapting to Capitalism - Working Women in the English Economy, 1700-1850 (Hardcover)
Pamela Sharpe
R3,890 Discovery Miles 38 900 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This book considers patterns of women's employment in the period 1700-1850. Focusing on the county of Essex, material on the worsted industry, agriculture, fashion trades, service, prostitution, and marriage and family life will shed light on contemporary debates in history such as the sexual division of labour, controversy over continuity or change in women's employment, the importance of ideas of 'separate spheres' and 'domestic ideology', and the overall effects of capitalism on women's employment.

Victorians and the Virgin Mary - Religion and Gender in England, 1830-85 (Paperback): Carol Engelhardt Herringer Victorians and the Virgin Mary - Religion and Gender in England, 1830-85 (Paperback)
Carol Engelhardt Herringer; Series edited by Pamela Sharpe, Penny Summerfield, Lynn Abrams, Cordelia Beattie
R573 R444 Discovery Miles 4 440 Save R129 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This interdisciplinary study of competing representations of the Virgin Mary examines how anxieties about religious and gender identities intersected to create public controversies that, whilst ostensibly about theology and liturgy, were also attempts to define the role and nature of women. Drawing on a variety of sources, this book seeks to revise our understanding of the Victorian religious landscape, both retrieving Catholics from the cultural margins to which they are usually relegated, and calling for a reassessment of the Protestant attitude to the feminine ideal. This book will be useful to advanced students and scholars in a variety of disciplines including history, religious studies, Victorian studies, women's history and gender studies. -- .

The Shadow of Marriage - Singleness in England, 1914-60 (Paperback): Katherine Holden The Shadow of Marriage - Singleness in England, 1914-60 (Paperback)
Katherine Holden; Series edited by Pamela Sharpe, Penny Summerfield, Lynn Abrams, Cordelia Beattie
R649 R499 Discovery Miles 4 990 Save R150 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Newly available in paperback, this book examines representations and experiences of men and women who never married between 1914 and 1960, drawing upon an exceptionally wide range of sources including biographies, oral histories, novels, films, government statistics and social surveys. The book discusses the significance of age, generation and gender in work and non-familial lifestyles, and unmarried men and women's intimate, sexual, familial and professional relationships. Important questions are raised as to how these categories have been defined, and power relations between married and single people are exposed. Examining the boundaries of the nuclear family in the mid-twentieth century, the book highlights the high level of involvement in children's care and education by unmarried women as well as largely invisible relationships between children and unmarried men. As the first major study of the history of single people in England, this will be a valuable resource for researchers and students in social history, gender studies, women's studies, social policy and sociology.

Women's Work - The English Experience, 1650-1914 (Paperback): Pamela Sharpe Women's Work - The English Experience, 1650-1914 (Paperback)
Pamela Sharpe
R902 Discovery Miles 9 020 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Although the last few years have seen much new research in the areas of gender and women's history, this is the only book to date that collects in a coherent way the most formative articles on our thinking about women's work in English history for both the early modern and contemporary periods. Commentary puts each chapter into context while also highlighting the controversies and pointing readers toward the future directions of scholarly work in this field.

Adapting to Capitalism - Working Women in the English Economy, 1700-1850 (Paperback, 1st ed. 1996): Pamela Sharpe Adapting to Capitalism - Working Women in the English Economy, 1700-1850 (Paperback, 1st ed. 1996)
Pamela Sharpe
R1,139 Discovery Miles 11 390 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This book considers patterns of women's employment in the period 1700-1850. Focusing on the county of Essex, material on the worsted industry, agriculture, fashion trades, service, prostitution, and marriage and family life will shed light on contemporary debates in history such as the sexual division of labour, controversy over continuity or change in women's employment, the importance of ideas of 'separate spheres' and 'domestic ideology', and the overall effects of capitalism on women's employment.

Women, Gender and Labour Migration - Historical and Cultural Perspectives (Paperback): Pamela Sharpe Women, Gender and Labour Migration - Historical and Cultural Perspectives (Paperback)
Pamela Sharpe
R843 Discovery Miles 8 430 Out of stock

Approximately half of all migrants today are female. The contributors to this volume consider the ways in which attention to gender is moving debates away from old paradigms, such as the push/pull motivation which used to dominate the field of migration studies. The authors consider women's experience of migration, especially in long distance, transnational moves. They examine the extent to which labour migration is a social and strategic decision for women.

Women, Gender and Labour Migration - Historical and Cultural Perspectives (Hardcover): Pamela Sharpe Women, Gender and Labour Migration - Historical and Cultural Perspectives (Hardcover)
Pamela Sharpe
R2,576 Discovery Miles 25 760 Out of stock


Approximately half of all migrants today are female. The contributors to this volume consider the ways in which attention to gender is moving debates away from old paradigms, such as the push/pull motivation which used to dominate the field of migration studies. The authors consider women's experience of migration, especially in long distance, transnational moves. They examine the extent to which labour migration is a social and strategic decision for women.

eBook available with sample pages: 0203223667

Adapting to Capitalism - Working Women in the English Economy, 1700-1850 (Hardcover, 1996 ed.): Pamela Sharpe Adapting to Capitalism - Working Women in the English Economy, 1700-1850 (Hardcover, 1996 ed.)
Pamela Sharpe
R3,864 Discovery Miles 38 640 Out of stock

This book considers patterns of women's employment in the period 1700-1850. Focusing on the county of Essex, material on the worsted industry, agriculture, fashion trades, service, prostitution, and marriage and family life will shed light on contemporary debates in history such as the sexual division of labour, controversy over continuity or change in women's employment, the importance of ideas of 'separate spheres' and 'domestic ideology', and the overall effects of capitalism on women's employment.

Population And Society In An East Devon Parish - Reproducing Colyton 1540-1840 (Hardcover): Pamela Sharpe Population And Society In An East Devon Parish - Reproducing Colyton 1540-1840 (Hardcover)
Pamela Sharpe
R1,612 Discovery Miles 16 120 Out of stock

This book is a vivid and refreshing consideration of everyday life in a town visited by plague, Civil War, religious radicalism and industrial changes. What really happened in the place once described as 'the most rebellious town in Devon'?
The town of Colyton in Devon has been intensively analysed by historians interested in population trends, but this book combines demographic information with extensive details of the economy, society and local politics of the parish and region. This finely-grained, micro-history stresses the diversity of local experience and exposes many facets of the lives of ordinary individuals during the period.
The book provides valuable new material on religious radicalism, agricultural changes, economic development, local politics, poverty and welfare policies as well as the history of the family and lifecycle in a small town.

Accommodating Poverty - The Housing and Living Arrangements of the English Poor, c. 1600-1850 (Paperback, 1st ed. 2011): J.... Accommodating Poverty - The Housing and Living Arrangements of the English Poor, c. 1600-1850 (Paperback, 1st ed. 2011)
J. McEwan, Pamela Sharpe
R1,482 Discovery Miles 14 820 Out of stock

This book offers a detailed examination of the living arrangements and material circumstances of the poor betweeen 1650 and 1850. Chapters investigate poor households in urban, rural and metropolitan contexts, and contribute to wider investigations into British economic and social conditions in the long Eighteenth century.

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