Scottish Women: A Documentary History, 1780-1914: A Documentary History, 1780-1914

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Edinburgh University Press, Jun 30, 2013 - Social Science - 344 pages
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A sourcebook illustrating the experience of Scottish women from 1780-1914. Drawing on a wide range of source materials from across Scotland, this sourcebook provides new insights into women's attitudes to the society in which they lived, and how they negotiated their identities within private and public life.Organised in thematic chapters, it moves from the private and intimate experiences of sexuality, health and sickness to Scotswomen's migrations across the British empire, illustrating many facets of women's lives - domesticity and waged work, defiance of law and convention, religious faith and respectability, political action and public influence. A range of fascinating and rich source material sheds new light on the lives of women across Scotland throughout the long nineteenth century, demonstrating the pervasiveness of discourses of appropriate feminine behaviour, but also women's subversion of this. It raises challenging questions for researchers about the identification of women's voices, where these have been muted by class, religion, or ethnicity, while at the same time providing a methodology for uncovering these.
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction
1
Chapter 2 Bodies Sexuality and Health
37
Chapter 3 Hearth and Home
77
Chapter 4 Work and Working Conditions
117
Chapter 5 Crime and Punishment Immorality andReform
160
Chapter 6 Religion
202
Chapter 7 Protest and Politics
244
Chapter 8 Empire Experiences and Perspectives
285
Index
325
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Esther Breitenbach is Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Edinburgh Linda Fleming is Research Fellow at the University of Edinburgh Karly Kehoe is Lecturer at the Glasgow Caledonian University Linda Fleming is Research Fellow at the University of Edinburgh Karly Kehoe is Lecturer at the Glasgow Caledonian University Lesley Orr is Honorary Fellow at the Edinburgh University

Esther Breitenbach is Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Edinburgh Linda Fleming is Research Fellow at the University of Edinburgh Karly Kehoe is Lecturer at the Glasgow Caledonian University Linda Fleming is Research Fellow at the University of Edinburgh Karly Kehoe is Lecturer at the Glasgow Caledonian University Lesley Orr is Honorary Fellow at the Edinburgh University

Esther Breitenbach is Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Edinburgh Linda Fleming is Research Fellow at the University of Edinburgh Karly Kehoe is Lecturer at the Glasgow Caledonian University Linda Fleming is Research Fellow at the University of Edinburgh Karly Kehoe is Lecturer at the Glasgow Caledonian University Lesley Orr is Honorary Fellow at the Edinburgh University

Esther Breitenbach is Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Edinburgh Linda Fleming is Research Fellow at the University of Edinburgh Karly Kehoe is Lecturer at the Glasgow Caledonian University Linda Fleming is Research Fellow at the University of Edinburgh Karly Kehoe is Lecturer at the Glasgow Caledonian University Lesley Orr is Honorary Fellow at the Edinburgh University

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