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Women, education, and agency, 1600-2000 / edited by Jean Spence, Sarah Jane Aiston, Maureen M. Meikle.


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New York : Routledge, 2010.
  • Book
  • xiv, 279 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Foreword. Carol Dyhouse. Preface. 1.Women, Education and Agency, 1600-2000: An Historical Perspective. Sarah Jane Aiston. 2. Self-Tutition and the Intellectual Achievement of Early Modern Women: Anna Maria van Schurman (1607-1678). Barbara Bulckaert. 3. Women and Agency: The Educational Legacy of Mary Wollstonecraft. Joyce Senders Pedersen. 4. Scientific Women: Their Contribution to Culture in England in the Late Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries. Ruth Watts. 5. Ramabai and Rokeya: The History of Gendered Social Capital in India. Barnita Bagchi. 6. Russian Women in European Universities, 1864-1900. Marianna Muravyeva. 7. 'Knowledge as the Necessary Food of the Mind': Charlotte Mason's Philosophy of Education. Stephanie Spencer. 8. A Woman's Challenge: The Voice of Sukufe Nihal in the Modernisation of Turkey. Aynur Soydan Erdemir. 9. Femininity and Mathematics at Cambridge circa 1900. Claire Jones. 10. Thinking Women: International Education for Peace and Equality, 1918-1930. Katherine Storr. 11. London's Feminist Teachers and the Urban Political Landscape. Jane Martin. 12. Feminist Criminology in Britain c.1920-1960: Education, Agency and Activism outside the Academy. Anne Logan. 13. Thinking Feminist in 1963: Challenges from Betty Friedan and the U.S. President's Commission on the Status of Women. Linda Eisenmann. 14. 'Enhancing the quality of the educational experience': Female Activists and U.S. University and College Women's Centres. Sylvia Ellis and Helen Mitchell. About the Editors. About the Contributors. Index.
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Publisher's Summary:
This collection of essays brings together an international roster of contributors to provide historical insight into women's agency and activism in education throughout from the seventeenth to the twentieth century. Topics discussed in this title range from the strategies adopted by individual women to achieve a personal education and the influence of educated women upon their social environment, to the organized efforts of groups of women to pursue broader feminist goals in an educational context. The collection is designed to recover the variety of the voices of women inhabiting different geographical and social contexts while highlighting commonality and continuity with reference to creativity, achievement, and the management and transgression of structures of gender inequality.
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Spence, Jean.
Aiston, Sarah Jane.
Meikle, Maureen M.
Routledge research in gender and history ; 9.

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