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Author Thanailaki, Polly,
Title Gender inequalities in rural European communities during 19th and early 20th century : a historical perspective / Polly Thanailaki.
Imprint Cham, Switzerland : Springer, 2018.

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Author Thanailaki, Polly,
Subject Women's rights -- Europe.
Women's rights -- Greece.
Women's rights -- Italy.
Women's rights -- Balkan Peninsula.
Women -- Employment -- Europe.
Women -- Europe -- Social conditions -- 19th century.
Women -- Europe -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
Description 1 online resource
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Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references.
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed March 14, 2018).
Contents Chapter 1. The Curse of Athena- Female Illiteracy in the Greek Countryside -- Chapter 2. 'Caught in the spider's web'. Women's schooling in the rural communities in Italy and in parts of the Balkans -- Chapter 3. Hera, the Greek Goddess of Marriage: A Comparison Between Greek and Italian Peasant Women -- Chapter 4. Spreading the 'Word of God'. Women- missionaries and Protestant Education in the Balkans, Greece and Italy -- Chapter 5. Demeter, the goddess of the harvest: Women's social life in the villages -- Chapter 6. Euterpe, the Muse of Music: Women's Position as Seen Through Folklore Songs and Dances (19th to Early 20th Centuries) -- Conclusions.
Summary This book provides an overview of women's opportunities for schooling, their social activities, and the social biases they faced in rural communities in Greece, Italy and parts of the Balkans during the 19th and early 20th century. It examines such topics as female illiteracy, the efforts of women-protestant missionaries to expand knowledge through Protestantism, the prejudice against education for women, the socio-economic context, the roles women fulfilled, and the structure of the patriarchal family. The book approaches these issues from the perspective of pedagogy and social history. The fundamental questions discussed by the book are: How was female education viewed by the country folk? What was the role of women in the private and the public sphere? How did peasant women respond to the challenges of the 'modern' world? Were they free to express their feelings and ambitions? In what way? Were they happy?
ISBN 9783319752358 (electronic bk.)
3319752359 (electronic bk.)
ISBN/ISSN 10.1007/978-3-319-75235-8
OCLC # 1028552322
Additional Format Print version: Thanailaki, Polly. Gender inequalities in rural European communities during 19th and early 20th century. Cham, Switzerland : Springer, 2018 3319752340 9783319752341 (OCoLC)1019607119.

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