Gender and Power in Britain, 1640-1990 is an original and exciting history of Britain from the early modern period to the present, focusing on the interaction of gender and power in political, social, cultural, and economic life.
Using a chronological framework, the book examines:
* the roles, responsibilities, and identities of men and women
* how power relationships were established within these various gender systems
* how women and men reacted to the institutions, laws, customs, beliefs, and practices that constituted their various worlds
* class, radical, and ethnic considerations
* the role of the empire in the development of British institutions and identities
* the Civil War
* Victorian morality
* twentieth-century suffrage
* the world wars
* second-wave feminism.
Students of both history and gender studies will find this incredibly useful in the pursuit of their degree.
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Susan Kingsley Kent is Professor of History at the University of Colorado at Boulder.Review:
Susan Kingsley Kent's Gender and Power in Britain, 1640- 1990 marks another milestone in hte effort to integrate the history of women and the history of gender into textbook accounts of historical change. Kent's new account of the last three hundred and fifty years is remarkably successful in placing gender atthe very center of hte history of Britain and the British empire..
–Joy Dixon Albion (University of British Columbia)
...accomplishes that often called for but rarely executed synthesis of social and political narratives about the past...In its combination of accessible prose, conceptual sophistication, chronological sweep, thematic scope, and engagement with the latest scholarship, Kent's book is without effective rival.
–Susan Thorne, Duke University
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Book Description Routledge, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0415147425
Book Description Routledge, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110415147425
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