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The Feminine Public Sphere: Middle-Class Women in Civic Life in Scotland, C.1870–1914

Megan Smitley

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719079665
eISBN:
9781781703069
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719079665.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

Middle-class women made use the informal power structures of Victorian and Edwardian associationalism in order to participate actively as citizens. This investigation of women's role in civic life ... More


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Megan Smitley

in The Feminine Public Sphere: Middle-Class Women in Civic Life in Scotland, C.1870–1914

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719079665
eISBN:
9781781703069
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719079665.003.0007
Subject:
History, Social History

The study highlights the feminine public sphere that represents a locus of middle-class women's public lives and elite women's contribution to a middle-class identity rooted in public service. ... More


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