Women Clubs and Associations in Britain

Women  Clubs and Associations in Britain

This book traces the development of the current situation, drawing from a wide range of sources, some of which have never been published before.

Author: David Doughan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134204373

Category: Education

Page: 176

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Women have been consistently excluded from all manner of clubs and associations over the years, whether as the direct result of an anti-woman policy or indirectly through prohibitive entry requirements, social constraints, or conflict of interests and tastes. Retaliation from women has taken two directions: some women have set up their own exclusive clubs that reflect their own interests and aims, while others have taken on the men and striven to break down resistance to their joining ‘men’s’ clubs on an equal footing. This book traces the development of the current situation, drawing from a wide range of sources, some of which have never been published before. Looking at the different types of clubs and associations that include women and girls from the WI to the Girl Guides, this book is a rich social history full of fascinating observations and stories, and will be absorbing reading for anyone interested in sociology, women’s history or the transformation of Britain’s social life.
Categories: Education

Women s Periodicals and Print Culture in Britain 1918 1939

Women s Periodicals and Print Culture in Britain  1918 1939

Jacqueline deVries offers a welcome and long-overdue analysis of major women's denominational groups – Anglican, Catholic, and Jewish – all of which had their roots in the pre-war suffrage ... Women's Clubs and Associations in Britain.

Author: Catherine Clay

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9781474412544

Category: Social Science

Page: 518

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This collection of new essays recovers and explores a neglected archive of women's print media and dispels the myth of the interwar decades as a retreat to 'home and duty' for women. The volume demonstrates that women produced magazines and periodicals ranging in forms and appeal from highbrow to popular, private circulation to mass-market, and radical to reactionary. It shows that the 1920s and 1930s gave rise to a plurality of new challenges and opportunities for women as consumers, workers and citizens, as well as wives and mothers. Featuring interdisciplinary research by recognised specialists in the fields of literary and periodical studies as well as women's and cultural history, this volume recovers overlooked or marginalised media and archival sources, as well as reassessing well-known commercial titles. Designed as a 'go-to' resource both for readers new to the field and for specialists seeking the latest developments in this area of research, it opens up new directions and methodologies for modern periodical studies and cultural history.
Categories: Social Science

British Clubs and Societies 1580 1800

British Clubs and Societies 1580 1800

Significandy, many of the openly mixed debating societies did not meet in drinking houses but in assembly rooms or halls; the mixed archery clubs had their own premises; some female clubs met in private rooms. However, this is only part ...

Author: Peter Clark

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191542169

Category: History

Page: 534

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Modern freemasonry was invented in London about 1717, but was only one of a surge of British associations in the early modern era which had originated before the English Revolution. By 1800, thousands of clubs and societies had swept the country. Recruiting widely from the urban affluent classes, mainly amongst men, they traditionally involved heavy drinking, feasting, singing, and gambling. They ranged from political, religious and scientific societies, artistic and literary clubs, to sporting societies, bee keeping, and birdfancying clubs, and a myriad of other associations.
Categories: History

Dictionary of British Women s Organisations 1825 1960

Dictionary of British Women s Organisations  1825 1960

Its name is now the National Association of Women Pharmacists. National Association of Women's Clubs The Association was set up in 1935 to provide facilities for bringing women together socially and assist in organising informal ...

Author: David Doughan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136897702

Category: History

Page: 232

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This dictionary is the first attempt to identify systematically the large heterogeneous group of women's organisations that grew up from the early 19th century up to the beginning of the modern women's movement, from women abolitionists and Chartists through Social workers, nurses, suffragists and sexual reformers to women pilots, journalists and cricketers. The work brings together over 500 separate entities on a wide variety of societies, associations, clubs, unions and other professional, social and political bodies organised by women or for men.
Categories: History

Women and the Natural Sciences in Edwardian Britain

Women and the Natural Sciences in Edwardian Britain

vii PREFACE: 'ASSOCIATIONS OF PERSONS UNITED BY SOME COMMON INTEREST' male scientists had no strong views one way or the other ... To be fair, the University Women's Club (founded in 1921 as the University Club for Ladies) excludes men, ...

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.
Categories: Science

Women Together

Women Together

National Party Women's Sections NZ Family Planning Association Student Nurses ' Association United Council of Working ... Dancing Australian Girls ' Marching Association British Women Overseas Club Cosmopolitan Club Kiwis Overseas New ...

Author: New Zealand. Department of Internal Affairs. Historical Branch


ISBN: UVA:X002528624

Category: Women

Page: 610

View: 910

"132 short histories of organisations, grouped in thirteen sections"--Introduction.
Categories: Women

Britain in China

Britain in China

Women's Club or the British Women's Association ( BWA ) in Shanghai , which catered for the ' social backwater ' , while journals such as Social Shanghai or The China Journal were developed for a foreign Englishspeaking female ...

Author: Robert Bickers

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 0719056977

Category: History

Page: 276

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Using archival materials newly available in China and records in Britain and the US, Robert Bickers paints a detailed portrait of the traders, missionaries, businessmen, diplomats and settlers who constituted "Britain-in-China." Bickers argues that the British presence in China was dominated by urban settlers whose primary allegiance lay not with any grand imperial design but with their own communities and precarious livelihoods. This brought them into growing conflict with the Chinese population and the British imperial government. Bickers goes on to examine how the British state and its allies brought an end to the reign of freelance, settler imperialism on the China coast. At the same time, other British sectors, missionary and business, renegotiated their own relationship with their Chinese markets and the Chinese state and distanced themselves from the settler British.
Categories: History

A Contemporary History of Women s Sport Part One

A Contemporary History of Women s Sport  Part One

In 1918 Thompson had helped to found the Ex-Service Women's Association, which provided free passages to the dominions for women who had served in the war.13 Subsequently, the difficult position of educated single women in Britain ...

Author: Jean Williams

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317746669

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 408

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This book is an historical survey of women’s sport from 1850-1960. It looks at some of the more recent methodological approaches to writing sports history and raises questions about how the history of women’s sport has so far been shaped by academic writers. Questions explored in this text include: What are the fresh perspectives and newly available sources for the historian of women’s sport? How do these take forward established debates on women’s place in sporting culture and what novel approaches do they suggest? How can our appreciation of fashion, travel, food and medical history be advanced by looking at women’s involvement in sport? How can we use some of the current ideas and methodologies in the recent literature on the history and sociology of sport in order to look afresh at women’s participation? Jean Williams’s original research on these topics and more will be a useful resource for scholars in the fields of sports, women’s studies, history and sociology.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

The Women s Movements in the United States and Britain from the 1790s to the 1920s

The Women s Movements in the United States and Britain from the 1790s to the 1920s

In this climate, women's patriotic groups such as the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) flourished along with ... the League of Women Voters, the General Federation of Women's Clubs, the Young Women's Christian Association and ...

Author: Christine Bolt

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317867296

Category: History

Page: 400

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This book presents a study of the development of the feminist movement in Britain and America during the 19th century. Acknowledging the similar social conditions in both countries during that period, the author suggests that a real sense of distinctiveness did exist between British and American feminists. American feminists were inspired by their own perception of the superiority of their social circumstances, for example, whereas British feminists found their cause complicated by traditional considerations of class. Christine Bolt aims to show that the story of the American and British women's movement is one of national distinctiveness within an international cause. This book should be of interest to students and teachers of American and British political history and women's studies.
Categories: History

The Routledge Guide to British Political Archives

The Routledge Guide to British Political Archives

INDEX OF ORGANISATIONS AND SOCIETIES 459 Construction Section of the AEU 224 Consumers Association (CA) 274 ... Council of Federated Suffrage Societies 378 Council of the Federation of British Business and Professional Women's Clubs 246 ...

Author: Chris Cook

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136509629

Category: History

Page: 488

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This major new reference work provides an authoritative and wide-ranging guide to archive sources now becoming available for British political history since 1945. With a user-friendly layout, the book presents a comprehensive range of 1,500 personal papers from leading statesmen, backbench politicians, writers, campaigners, diplomats and generals which cover the key aspects of British history since of the end of the Second World War. Compiled by an experienced archivist, this comprehensive, easy-to-use and authoritative guide is an invaluable resource for researchers of modern British history.
Categories: History