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The struggle for the breeches : gender and the making of the British working class

Author: Anna Clark
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©1995.
Series: Studies on the history of society and culture, 23.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Linking the personal and the political, Anna Clark depicts the making of the working class in Britain as a "struggle for the breeches." The late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries witnessed significant changes in notions of masculinity and femininity, the sexual division of labor, and sexual mores, changes that were intimately intertwined with class politics. By integrating gender into the analysis of class  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anna Clark
ISBN: 0520086244 9780520086241 0520208838 9780520208834
OCLC Number: 29668527
Description: xv, 416 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction --
pt. 1. Women and Men in Plebeian Culture. 2. Setting the Stage: Work and Family, 1780-1825. 3. Men and Women Together and Apart: Plebeian Culture and Communities. 4. Plebeian Sexual Morality, 1780-1820. 5. The Struggle for the Breeches: Conflict in Plebeian Marriage --
pt. 2. The Search for Solutions. 6. Sin and Salvation: Men, Women, and Faith. 7. The Struggle over the Gender Division of Labor, 1780-1826. 8. Manhood and Citizenship: Radical Politics, 1767-1816. 9. A Wider Vision of Community, 1815-1820 --
pt. 3. Domesticity and the Making of the Working Class, 1820-1850. 10. Sexual Radicalism and the Pressure of Politics. 11. Equality or Domesticity: the Dilemma for Labor. 12. Chartism: Domesticity and Politics. 13. Chartism and the Problem of Women Workers. 14. A Difficult Ideal: Domesticity in Popular Culture and Practice --
15. Conclusion --
Appendix on 1841 Glasgow Census Sample.
Series Title: Studies on the history of society and culture, 23.
Responsibility: Anna Clark.
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