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Gender in History

The expansion of research into the history of women and gender since the 1970s has changed the face of history. Using the insights of feminist theory and of historians of women, gender historians have explored the configuration in the past of gender identities and relations between the sexes. They have also investigated the history of sexuality and family relations, and analysed ideas and ideals of masculinity and femininity. Yet gender history has not abandoned the original, inspirational project of women’s history: to recover and reveal the lived experience of women in the past and the present. The series Gender in History provides a forum for these developments.

Its historical coverage extends from the medieval to the modern periods, and its geographical scope encompasses not only Europe and North America but all corners of the globe. The series aims to investigate the social and cultural constructions of gender in historical sources, as well as the gendering of historical discourse itself. It embraces both detailed case studies of specific regions or periods, and broader treatments of major themes.

Gender in History titles are designed to meet the needs of both scholars and students working in this dynamic area of historical research.

The 'Perpetual Fair': Gender, Disorder and Urban Amusement in Eighteenth-Century London (Gender in History)
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The 'Perpetual Fair'
Victorians and the Virgin Mary: Religion and Gender in England 1830–85 (Gender in History)
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Victorians and the Virgin Mary
Modern Motherhood: Women and Family in England, 1945–2000 (Gender in History)
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Modern Motherhood
Love, Intimacy and Power: Marriage and Patriarchy in Scotland, 1650–1850 (Gender in History)
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Love, Intimacy and Power
Being Boys: Youth, Leisure and Identity in the Inter-War Years (Gender in History)
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Being Boys
Elizabeth Wolstenholme Elmy and the Victorian Feminist Movement: The Biography of an Insurgent Woman (Gender in History)
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Elizabeth Wolstenholme Elmy and the Victorian Feminist Movement
Women, Dowries and Agency: Marriage in Fifteenth-Century Valencia (Gender in History)
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Women, Dowries and Agency
Imagining Caribbean Womanhood: Race, Nation and Beauty Competitions, 1929–70 (Gender in History)
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Imagining Caribbean Womanhood
Gender, Nation and Conquest in the High Middle Ages: Nest of Deheubarth (Gender in History)
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Gender, Nation and Conquest in the High Middle Ages
Housewives and Citizens: Domesticity and the Women’s Movement in England, 1928–64 (Gender in History)
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Housewives and Citizens
Queen and Country: Same Sex Desire in the British Armed Forces, 1939–1945 (Gender in History)
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Queen and Country
Modern Women on Trial: Sexual Transgression in the Age of the Flapper (Gender in History)
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Modern Women on Trial
Modern Women on Trial: Sexual Transgression in the Age of the Flapper (Gender in History)
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Modern Women on Trial
Women, Travel and Identity: Journeys by Rail and Sea, 1870–1940 (Gender in History)
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Women, Travel and Identity
Infidel Feminism: Secularism, religion and women's emancipation, England 1830-1914 (Gender in History)
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Infidel Feminism
Women Police: Gender, welfare and surveillance in the twentieth century (Gender in History)
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Women Police
Modern Motherhood: Women and Family in England, 1945–2000 (Gender in History)
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Modern Motherhood
Being Boys: Youth, Leisure and Identity in the Inter-War Years (Gender in History)
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Being Boys
The Business of Everyday Life: Gender, Practice and Social Politics in England, c.1600-1900 (Gender in History)
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The Business of Everyday Life
Jewish Women in Europe in the Middle Ages: A Quiet Revolution (Gender in History)
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Jewish Women in Europe in the Middle Ages
Women of the Right Spirit: Paid Organisers of the Women's Social and Political Union (WSPU), 1904-18 (Gender in History)
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Women of the Right Spirit
The Independent Man: Citizenship and Gender Politics in Georgian England (Gender in History)
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The Independent Man
Elizabeth Wolstenholme Elmy and the Victorian Feminist Movement: The Biography of an Insurgent Woman (Gender in History)
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Elizabeth Wolstenholme Elmy and the Victorian Feminist Movement
Women's Medical Work in Early Modern France:  (Gender in History)
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Women's Medical Work in Early Modern France

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