The Routledge History Handbook of Gender and the Urban Experience

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Deborah Simonton
Routledge, 2017 - HISTORY - 495 pages
Men of education and culture -- Negotiating respectable citizenship, gender and sexuality -- Notes -- Chapter 18 Voting as an Act of Estate or Voting as an Act of Class?: Voting Women in Swedish Towns, c. 1720-1920 -- Setting the scene -- Age of Liberty: gender and the burgher estate -- Nation building and gendered voting -- The emergence of the woman question and a first attempt to mobilize female voters -- Local franchise as a strategy for women's suffrage and a way of changing urban politics -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Part IV Material Culture in Gendered Urban Settings: Introduction -- Notes -- Chapter 19 Gender, Material Culture and Urban Experience in Early Modern Rome -- The number of urban women and men -- Women earning a living -- The spatial distribution of economic activities -- Male and female urban spaces -- The materiality of the dwellings -- Home furnishings and the role of material objects -- Status, class, wealth and citizenship -- Notes -- Chapter 20 The Changing Objects of Civic Devotion: Gender, Politics and Votive Commissions in a Late Medieval Dalmatian Confraternity -- Civic government and the confraternity -- Male devotion: The multiple role of the votive church -- Female devotion: The praying community in the saint's chapel -- The commission of the silver statue: In manu sinistra teneat unam civitatem cum turribus -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Chapter 21 Caring and Healing: Women, Bodies and Materiality in Nineteenth-Century French Cities -- Women and health care in cities: From informal activity to recognition -- Midwives, nurses and doctors -- Satisfying needs: Prostitutes -- Satisfying needs: Wet nurses and domestic servants -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Chapter 22 Architectural Language and Mistranslations: A Comparative Global Approach to Women's Urban Spaces -- Women's claims to urban space: A transnational phenomenon

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Deborah Simonton is associate professor, emerita, at the University of Southern Denmark and author of Women in European Culture and Society: Gender, Skill and Identity from 1700 (2011) and a co-editor of Female Agency in the European Town (2013, with Anne Montenach) and Luxury and Gender in European Towns, 1700-1914 (2014, with Marjo Kaartinen and Anne Montenach). She leads the international network Gender in the European Town.

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