The Feminine Public Sphere

The Feminine Public Sphere

Middle-class Women and Civic Life in Scotland, C. 1870-1914

eBook - 2009
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At a time when women were barred from clerical roles, middle-class women made use of the informal power structures of Victorian and Edwardian associationalism in order to actively participate as citizens. This investigation of women's part in civic life provides a fresh approach to the 'public sphere', illuminates women as agents of a middle-class identity and develops the notion of a 'feminine public sphere', or the web of associations, institutions and discourses used by disenfranchised middle-class women to express their citizenship. The extent of middle-class women's contribution to civic l.
Publisher: Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2009
ISBN: 9781847793461
Characteristics: 1 online resource (189 pages)


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