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Gender in Scottish History since 1700

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ISBN-10: 0748617612

ISBN-13: 9780748617616

Edition: 2005

Authors: Eleanor Gordon, Deborah Simonton, Eileen Janes Yeo, Lynn Abrams

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This book offers gendered perspectives on the main themes in Scottish history since 1700. It starts from the assumption that gender is integral to our understanding of the ways in which societies in the past were organised but that national histories have a tendency to be gender blind, to assume that the processes of nation-making have little to do with sexual difference. Politics and citizenship, nation-making, the imperial project, the Enlightenment, industrialisation, religion, education, and cultural production are processes or events which are far from being neutral in gender terms. On the contrary, as this book shows, they are coloured by assumptions about men and women, masculinity and femininity and the roles deemed appropriate to the sexes. And they had different impacts upon men and women. The book unsettles dominant ways of understanding Scotland's past. It reveals the constructions of maleness concealed in conventional history and restores women to the narrative. It questions the significance of the accepted turning points in Scottish history and offers alternative readings of the main movements of change. It draws on materials from across Scotland, and by shifting emphasis from the industrial-political central belt to the Highlands and Islands, offers a balanced perception of the country as a whole.
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Book details

List price: $47.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publication date: 1/25/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Lynn Abrams is Professor of Gender History at the University of Glasgow

Introduction : gendering the agenda
Gender and Scottish identity
Women, gender and politics
Religion
Education and learning
Medicine, science and the body
Gender, the arts and culture
Work, trade and commerce
The family