Clara Collet 1860 1948

Clara Collet  1860 1948

This absorbing account of the life and work of Clara Collet, a leading economist, statistician and champion of women's employment, is the first biography of this remarkable woman and reveals through Collet's diaries her fascinating personal ...

Author: Deborah Mcdonald

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135782979

Category: Education

Page: 272

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This absorbing account of the life and work of Clara Collet, a leading economist, statistician and champion of women's employment, is the first biography of this remarkable woman and reveals through Collet's diaries her fascinating personal life. An early female university graduate (1880), then teacher, she campaigned for the secondary education provision of girls at a time when it was negligible. Her other major contribution was in raising the status of working-class women, becoming a Commissioner for the Royal Commission on Labour (1892). She was close to the family of Karl Marx, particularly with Eleanor Marx, and with Beatrice Webb. Her enduring friendship with the cult Victorian author George Gissing deeply influenced his writing. Her working relationships with Charles Booth, Lloyd George, Ramsay MacDonald and Winston Churchill are also celebrated
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Clara Collet 1860 1948

Clara Collet 1860 1948

An Educated Working Woman Deborah McDonald. First published in 2004 in Great Britain by WOBURN PRESS Chase House , 47 Chase Side , Southgate London N14 5BP and in the United States of America by WOBURN PRESS c / o ISBS Inc , 920 NE 58th ...

Author: Deborah McDonald

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0713002417

Category: Education

Page: 256

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This absorbing account of the life and work of Clara Collet, a leading economist, statistician and champion of women's employment, is the first biography of this remarkable woman and reveals through Collet's diaries her fascinating personal life. An early female university graduate (1880), then teacher, she campaigned for the secondary education provision of girls at a time when it was negligible. Her other major contribution was in raising the status of working-class women, becoming a Commissioner for the Royal Commission on Labour (1892). She was close to the family of Karl Marx, particularly with Eleanor Marx, and with Beatrice Webb. Her enduring friendship with the cult Victorian author George Gissing deeply influenced his writing. Her working relationships with Charles Booth, Lloyd George, Ramsay MacDonald and Winston Churchill are also celebrated
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Women peace and welfare

Women  peace and welfare

See Mcdonald, D. (2004) Clara Collet 18601948: An educated working woman, Abingdon: Woburn Press. Like Clementina Black, Clara Collet tried writing fiction to make money, but she wasn't so successful at it. One melodramatic short story ...

Author: Oakley, Ann

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 9781447332626

Category: Social Science

Page: 368

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Between 1880 and 1920 many women researched the conditions of social and economic life in Western countries. They were driven by a vision of a society based on welfare and altruism, rather than warfare and competition. Ann Oakley, a leading sociologist, undertook extensive research to uncover this previously hidden cast of forgotten characters. She uses the women’s stories to bring together the histories of social reform, social science, welfare and pacifism. Her fascinating account reveals how their efforts, connected through thriving transnational networks, lie behind many features of modern welfare states and reminds us of their powerful vision of a more humane way of living – a vision that remains relevant today.
Categories: Social Science

George Gissing the Working Woman and Urban Culture

George Gissing  the Working Woman  and Urban Culture

Cited in Deborah McDonald, Clara Collet 1860-1948: An Educated Working Woman (London: Woburn Press, 2004), p. ... Her research suggested that such women use the extra money to buy holidays and 'educational advantages' for their children ...

Author: Emma Liggins

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351933971

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 226

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George Gissing's work reflects his observations of fin-de-siècle London life. Influenced by the French naturalist school, his realist representations of urban culture testify to the significance of the city for the development of new class and gender identities, particularly for women. Liggins's study, which considers standard texts such as The Odd Women, New Grub Street, and The Nether World as well as lesser known short works, examines Gissing's fiction in relation to the formation of these new identities, focusing specifically on debates about the working woman. From the 1880s onward, a new genre of urban fiction increasingly focused on work as a key aspect of the modern woman's identity, elements of which were developed in the New Woman fiction of the 1890s. Showing his fascination with the working woman and her narrative potential, Gissing portrays women from a wide variety of occupations, ranging from factory girls, actresses, prostitutes, and shop girls to writers, teachers, clerks, and musicians. Liggins argues that by placing the working woman at the center of his narratives, rather than at the margins, Gissing made an important contribution to the development of urban fiction, which increasingly reflected current debates about women's presence in the city.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Heroic Life of George Gissing Part II

The Heroic Life of George Gissing  Part II

D. McDonald, Clara Collet 18601948: An Educated Working Woman (London: Woburn Press, 2004), p. ... Mrs James Worthington was a wealthy benefactress who did much, among other things, to promote the education of women in Manchester.

Author: Pierre Coustillas

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317304067

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 384

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This ambitious three-volume biography on Gissing examines both his life and writing both chronologically and in close detail. Part II assesses the period of Gissing’s greatest authorial triumphs. His most critically acclaimed works, The Nether World (1889), New Grub Street (1891) and The Odd Women (1893) date from this time.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Women and the Natural Sciences in Edwardian Britain

Women and the Natural Sciences in Edwardian Britain

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography Online. https://doi.org/10.1093/ ref:odnb/37136. McDonald, Deborah. 2004. Clara Collet 18601948. An Educated Working Woman. London: Woburn Press. Meadows, A.J. 2008. Science and Controversy.

Author: Peter Ayres

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030466008

Category: Science

Page: 228

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This book tells the story of how women first fought for inclusion among scientific societies in Edwardian Britain. Though educational opportunities in schools and universities were improving, there were few fellowships or chances of paid employment in the sciences. Excluded from most scientific societies, women were deprived of not just the chance to share their scientific experiences with other enthusiasts but of mixing with and impressing potential employers. Barriers were overcome in many cases, but not in all. This book will explore the lives of individual women who were brave pioneers and by the outbreak of WWI had proved that they were the equals of men. Many at the heart of the struggle within the sciences were also involved in the fight for suffrage, their success in the sciences helping to change men's attitudes towards women.
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Future History

Future History

One biographer remarks that in his early career, Foxwell “had the whole range of economics as his field” and was inclined ... See Deborah McDonald, Clara Collet 18601948: An Educated Working Woman (London: Woburn Press, 2004) 82–83.

Author: Kristina Bross

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190665142

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

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Future History traces the ways that English and American writers oriented themselves along an East-West axis to fantasize their place in the world. The book builds on new transoceanic scholarship and recent calls to approach early American studies from a global perspective. Such scholarship has largely focused on the early national period; Bross's work begins earlier and considers the intertwined identities of America, other English colonial sites and metropolitan England during a period before nation-state identities were hardened into the forms we know them today, when an English empire was nascent, not realized, and when a global perspective such as we might recognize it was just coming into focus for early modern Europeans. The author examines works that imagine England on a global stage in the Americas and East Indies just as--and in some cases even before--England occupied such spaces in force. Future History considers works written from the 1620s to the 1670s, but the center of gravity of Future History is writing at the mid-century, that is, writings coincident with the Interregnum, a time when England plotted and launched ambitious, often violent schemes to conquer, colonize or otherwise appropriate other lands, driven by both mercantile and religious desires.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Britain and Transnational Progressivism

Britain and Transnational Progressivism

Lowe, R. A. “Eugenics, Doctors and the Quest for National Efficiency: An Educational Crusade, 1900–39.” History of Education 8 (1979): 293–306. ... Clara Collet, 18601948: An Educated Working Woman. London: Woburn Press, 2004.

Author: D. Gutzke

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230614970

Category: History

Page: 258

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This collection of essaysexplores how Progressivism was the historical catalyst for reforms across the social and political spectrum in Britain for over half a century.
Categories: History

Labour History Review

Labour History Review

Mcdonald , Deborah , Clara Collet , 18601948 : an educated working woman , ( Woburn Education Series ) , Routledge Falmer , 256pp . Pedersen , Susan , ' The “ member for refugees ” , HT , 54 , 5 , pp . 42–8 .

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The Gissing Journal

The Gissing Journal

Book Review Deborah McDonald , Clara Collet 1860-1948 : An Educated Working Woman , London and Portland , Oregon : Woburn Press , 2004. Pp . xiv + 256 . In this fine biography of an early advocate of women's rights , readers of the ...

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