Gender in English Society 1650-1850The Emergence of Separate Spheres?
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A lively social history of the roles of men and women - from workplace to household, from parish church to alehouse, from market square to marriage bed. Robert Shoemaker investigates such varied topics as crime, leisure, the theatre, religious observance, notions of morality and even changing patterns of sexual activity itself.
2. Ideas About Gender.
4. Family and Household Life.
6. Religion and Politics.
7. Social and Cultural Life.
8. Conclusion: The Emergence of Separate Spheres?
- Critically re-examines the view that women had greater economic and political opportunities in pre-industrial England.
- It is not confined to the much-debated question of women's roles, it also analyses the behaviour patterns of men and how these changed over time.
- Comprehensive coverage - goes beyond the traditional areas of consideration - work, family life and politics - to investigate such varied topics as leisure, authorship, the theatre, clubs and societies, notions of morality and changing patterns of sexual activity itself.
- A broad contextual synthesis.
Expert Reviews" It is a pleasure to welcome such a clear, concise, well-written synthesis of recent work on such a topical subject."History "an exemplary textbook which provides an excellent synthesis of the current state of research."British Journal for 18th century studies "a welcome addition to the literature"Urban History "an extremely valuable and readable survey"English Historical Review
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