Victorian Working Women

Author: Wanda F. Neff
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113661804X
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This book was first published in 1929.

Victorian Britain Routledge Revivals

Author: Sally Mitchell
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136716173
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First published in 1988, this encyclopedia serves as an overview and point of entry to the complex interdisciplinary field of Victorian studies. The signed articles, which cover persons, events, institutions, topics, groups and artefacts in Great Britain between 1837 and 1901, have been written by authorities in the field and contain bibliographies to provide guidelines for further research. The work is intended for undergraduates and the general reader, and also as a starting point for graduates who wish to explore new fields.

Actresses As Working Women

Author: Tracy C. Davis
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134934475
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Using historical evidence as well as personal accounts, Tracy C. Davis examines the reality of conditions for `ordinary' actresses, their working environments, employment patterns and the reasons why acting continued to be such a popular, though insecure, profession. Firmly grounded in Marxist and feminist theory she looks at representations of women on stage, and the meanings associated with and generated by them.

The Foundations Of Female Entrepreneurship

Author: Alison Kay
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135255024
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The Foundations of Female Entrepreneurship explores the relationship between home, household headship and enterprise in Victorian London. It examines the notions of duty, honor and suitability in how women’s ventures are represented by themselves and others and engages in a comparison of the interpretation of historical female entrepreneurship by contemporaries and historians in the UK, Europe and America. It argues that just as women in business have often been hidden by men, they have often also been hidden by the ‘home’ and the conceptualization of separate spheres of public and private agency and of ‘the’ entrepreneur. Drawing on contextual evidence from 1747 to 1880, including fire insurance records, directories, trade cards, newspapers, memoirs, the census and extensive record linkage, this study concentrates on the early to mid-Victorian period when ideals about gender roles and appropriate work for women were vigorously debated. Alison Kay offers new insight into the motivations of the Victorian women who opted to pursue enterprises of their own. By engaging in empirical comparisons with men's business, it also reveals similarities and differences with the small to medium sized ventures of male business proprietors. The link between home and enterprise is then further excavated by detailed record linkage, revealing the households and domestic circumstances and responsibilities of female proprietors. Using both discourse and data to connect enterprise, proprietor and household, The Foundations of Female Entrepreneurship provides a multi-dimensional picture of the Victorian female proprietor and moves beyond the stereotypes. It argues that active business did not exclude women, although careful representation was vital and this has obscured the similarities of their businesses with those of many male business proprietors.

Hegel Marx And The English State

Author: David MacGregor
Publisher: Boulder, Colo. : Westview Press
ISBN:
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Focusing specifically on the nature of the state in capitalist society, this book places Marx and Hegel's political thought in a social and historical context. As a revised portrait, it challenges standard interpretations of their political theory.

Blessed Drudgery

Author: Shirley Carmichael Cartwright
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Women At Work In The Victorian Novel

Author: Bronwyn Rivers
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By examining the way that novels influenced and were influenced by the domestic ideology of womanhood, this book demonstrates how Victorian novels contributed to the imaginative and ideological changes of that most important aspect of female emancipation, women's work