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Women and the Labour Movement in Scotland 1850–1914

Eleanor Gordon

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201434
eISBN:
9780191674884
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201434.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Social History

This is a study of working women in Scotland in the period 1850–1914. In a scholarly analysis, based on a wide range of contemporary sources, the book uncovers the patterns of women's employment, ... More


Poetry in Irish

Marie‐Louise Coolahan

in Women, Writing, and Language in Early Modern Ireland

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199567652
eISBN:
9780191722011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567652.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter examines women's authorship and patronage of poetry in Irish. It focuses on the keen (caoineadh), in which the female speaker laments the death of an individual, and amateur syllabic ... More


Meet the Others: An Introduction to Nation, Gender and Genre

Monica Germanà

in Scottish Women's Gothic and Fantastic Writing: Fiction since 1978

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748637645
eISBN:
9780748652259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637645.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This introductory chapter explains the theme of this book, which is about the gothic and fantastic writing of Scottish women. The book proposes an earlier date for the fantastic revival and begins ... More


Witches, Demon Lovers and Female Monsters

Monica Germanà

in Scottish Women's Gothic and Fantastic Writing: Fiction since 1978

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748637645
eISBN:
9780748652259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637645.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter focuses on the topic of witches in contemporary fantastic writings of Scottish women. It analyses Ellen Galford's Queendom Come, Alice Thompson's Pandora's Box and Ali Smith's The ... More


Doubles: Bodily Duplications and Schizoid Selves

Monica Germanà

in Scottish Women's Gothic and Fantastic Writing: Fiction since 1978

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748637645
eISBN:
9780748652259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637645.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter explores the double motif, a thematic area deployed to express the self/other dichotomy and the interrogation of binary oppositions in the fantastic writings of Scottish women. It offers ... More


Quests and Other Worlds

Monica Germanà

in Scottish Women's Gothic and Fantastic Writing: Fiction since 1978

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748637645
eISBN:
9780748652259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637645.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter analyses the issues of quests and other worlds in the contemporary fantastic writings of Scottish women, explaining that magical journeys to other worlds embody the metaphor of border ... More


‘A Docile Workforce’? Women, Work and Political Identity

Annmarie Hughes

in Gender and Political Identities in Scotland, 1919-1939

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748639816
eISBN:
9780748653522
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639816.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

The expediency of the discourse used by employers, trade unionists and male workers that identified women workers as docile and politically apathetic has been bolstered by a historiography which ... More


Usurpers of Men? Gender, Work and Political Identities

Annmarie Hughes

in Gender and Political Identities in Scotland, 1919-1939

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748639816
eISBN:
9780748653522
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639816.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

The gendered nature of employment and women's experiences of work between the wars remains a relatively neglected field of study, especially in Scotland. Contemporary depictions of working women in ... More


Ghosts: Dissolving the Boundaries

Monica Germanà

in Scottish Women's Gothic and Fantastic Writing: Fiction since 1978

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748637645
eISBN:
9780748652259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637645.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter considers the revenant motif in fantastic writings of Scottish women. It explains that this motif serves as the paradoxical site of theoretical discourses about corporeality and ... More


Gender and the Politics of Everyday Life

Annmarie Hughes

in Gender and Political Identities in Scotland, 1919-1939

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748639816
eISBN:
9780748653522
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639816.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

Scotland's inter-war working-class constituency has been identified with a powerful class awareness that was expressed in extreme militancy immediately before, during and in the years after the First ... More


The Death of the Other?

Monica Germanà

in Scottish Women's Gothic and Fantastic Writing: Fiction since 1978

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748637645
eISBN:
9780748652259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637645.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This concluding chapter sums up the key findings of this study on the contemporary fantastic writings of Scottish women. The findings reveal the fragility of rigid parameters of thinking and ... More


Conclusion

Annmarie Hughes

in Gender and Political Identities in Scotland, 1919-1939

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748639816
eISBN:
9780748653522
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639816.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

The inter-war years were a period of extreme gender antagonism and economic insecurity in Scotland and this influenced working-class women's political identities. However, gender antagonism ... More


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