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The Routledge History Handbook of Gender and the Urban Experience

Edited by: Deborah Simonton

Print publication date:  February  2017
Online publication date:  February  2017

Print ISBN: 9781138815940
eBook ISBN: 9781315276236
Adobe ISBN: 9781351995757

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Challenging current perspectives of urbanisation, The Routledge History Handbook of Gender and the Urban Experience explores how our towns and cities have shaped and been shaped by cultural, spatial and gendered influences. This volume discusses gender in an urban context in European, North American and colonial towns from the fourteenth to the twentieth century, casting new light on the development of medieval and modern settlements across the globe.

Organised into six thematic parts covering economy, space, civic identity, material culture, emotions and the colonial world, this book comprises 36 chapters by key scholars in the field. It covers a wide range of topics, from women and citizenship in medieval York to gender and tradition in nineteenth- and twentieth-century South African cities, reframing our understanding of the role of gender in constructing the spaces and places that form our urban environment.

Interdisciplinary and transnational in scope, this volume analyses the individual dynamics of each case study while also examining the complex relationships and exchanges between urban cultures. It is a valuable resource for all researchers and students interested in gender, urban history and their intersection and interaction throughout the past five centuries.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Patterns of Transmission and Urban Experience Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Women, Gender and Credit in Early Modern Western European Towns Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Toleration, Liberty and Privileges Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Gender and Business during the Industrial Revolution Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Poverty, Family Economies and Survival Strategies in the Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Centuries Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Gendered Experiences of Work and Migration in Western Europe in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Male Servants, Identity and Urban Space in Eighteenth-Century England Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Mapping the Spaces of Seduction Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Painting the Town Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Modernity and Madrid Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Home, Urban Space and Gendered Practices in Mid-Seventeenth-Century Turku Download PDF
Chapter  12:  The Gendered Geography of Violence in Bologna, Seventeenth to Nineteenth Centuries Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Women and Citizenship in Later Medieval York Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Civic Identity, ‘Juvenile’ Status and Gender in Sixteenth and Seventeenth-Century Italian Towns Download PDF
Chapter  15:  ‘We Had a Row on the Politics of the Day’ Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Gender, Philanthropy and Civic Identities in Edinburgh, 1795–1830 Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Negotiating Respectable Citizenship Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Voting as an Act of Estate or Voting as an Act of Class? Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Gender, Material Culture and Urban Experience in Early Modern Rome Download PDF
Chapter  20:  The Changing Objects of Civic Devotion Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Caring and Healing Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Architectural Language and Mistranslations Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Shoes and the City Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Gendering the Automobile Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Shaping London Merchant Identities Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Love Thy Neighbour? Download PDF
Chapter  27:  The Emotional Life of Boys in Eighteenth-Century Mexico City Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Emotions, Gender and the Body Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Feeling Modern on the Russian Street Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Risk! Pleasure! Affirmation! Download PDF
Chapter  31:  A Gendered History of Colonial Spanish-American Cities and Towns, 1500s–1800 Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Gender in Batavia Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Cities at Sea Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Gender, Race and the Spatiality of the Colonial Town in India Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Gender and Urban Experience in Nineteenth-Century Australasian Towns Download PDF
Chapter  36:  South African Cities, Gender and Inventions of Tradition in the Late Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries Download PDF
Further Reading Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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