Women and the Making of Built Space in England, 1870-1950

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Elizabeth Darling, Lesley Whitworth
Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., Jan 1, 2007 - History - 220 pages
Historians working in cultural, literary, architectural, urban, design, labour, and social history approach the topic through case studies of often neglected organisations, individuals, practices and initiatives. Included are East End rent collectors, tenants, diarists and correspondents, the All-Europe House, the Women's Co-operative Guild, the Women's Committee of the Council of Industrial Design, provincial and metropolitan exhibitors, and activists of varying kinds. considers the making of space in its broadest sense, from the production of discourses to the consumption of domestic appliances and the performance of roles as diverse as social reformers, committee members and homemakers. It thereby demonstrates that women made a significant contribution to the creation of modern built environments in both public and private spheres.
 

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Contents

Making Space and Remaking History
1
Gender Citizenship and the Making of the Modern Environment
13
Cultural Philanthropy and the Embellishment
33
The Loan Exhibition of Womens
51
Observation
69
Women Rent Collectors and the Rewriting of Space Class
87
Gendering the Politics of the Working Womans Home
107
The AllEurope
123
The Career of Sadie Speight
143
The Womens Cooperative
163
Bibliography
197
Index
213
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Elizabeth Darling is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of History of Art, Oxford Brookes University, UK.

Lesley Whitworth is Assistant Curator of the Design Archives, University of Brighton, UK, and Visiting Research Fellow in the Business History Unit, London School of Economics, UK.

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