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Author Smitley, Megan K.,
Title The feminine public sphere : middle-class women and civic life in Scotland, c. 1870-1914 / Megan Smitley.
Imprint Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2009.

Author Smitley, Megan K.,
Series Gender in History
Gender in history.
Subject Middle class women -- Scotland -- Social conditions -- 19th century.
Middle class women -- Scotland -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
Citizenship -- Scotland.
Civics, British.
Women -- Political activity -- Scotland.
Description 1 online resource (189 pages).
Contents Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; Introduction; 1. The organisations; 2. The feminine public sphere; 3. Temperance reform and the feminine public sphere; 4. The women's movement and female temperance reform; 5. New views of the women' suffrage campaign:Liberal women and regional perspectives; Conclusion; Appendix 1; Appendix 2; Appendix 3; Appendix 4; Appendix 5; Appendix 6; Bibliography; Index.
Summary At a time when women were barred from clerical roles, middle-class women made use of the informal power structures of Victorian and Edwardian associationalism in order to actively participate as citizens. This investigation of women's part in civic life provides a fresh approach to the 'public sphere', illuminates women as agents of a middle-class identity and develops the notion of a 'feminine public sphere', or the web of associations, institutions and discourses used by disenfranchised middle-class women to express their citizenship. The extent of middle-class women's contribution to civic l.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781847793461 (electronic bk.)
1847793460 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 818847504
Additional Format Print version: Smitley, Megan. Feminine public sphere. Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2009 9780719079665

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