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Women of the Commonwealth Susan L. Porter

Women of the Commonwealth

Susan L. Porter

Published February 1st 1996
ISBN : 9781558490055
Paperback
240 pages
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These essays reflect the complexity and richness of current scholarship in womens history. Informed by a variety of source materials and methodologies, the ten chapters break down a generalized construct of womanhood to explore the dynamicsMoreThese essays reflect the complexity and richness of current scholarship in womens history. Informed by a variety of source materials and methodologies, the ten chapters break down a generalized construct of womanhood to explore the dynamics between gender, race, ethnicity, and class. The first section of the book focuses on womens work, paid and unpaid, and the effects of class, ethnicity, and gender on the structure of the job market and on power relations within the family. The second section revisits the concept of sisterhood by looking at women in relation to their families, social and cultural networks, and civic and private institutions. The editors introduction sets the essays in the current historiographical context of womens studies and provides a bibliographical essay for the nonspecialist reader.