Women, privilege, and power : British politics, 1750 to the present
- edited by Amanda Vickery.
- Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 2001.
- Physical description
- 413 p.
- Making of modern freedom.
- Vickery, Amanda.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Introduction Amanda Vickery-- 1. 'To serve my friends': women and political patronage in eighteenth-century England Elaine Chalus-- 2. 1784 and all that: aristocratic women and electoral politics Judith S. Lewis-- 3. British women and radical politics in the late nonconformist Enlightenment, c. 1780-1830 Kathryn Gleadle-- 4. From Almack's to Willis's: aristocratic women and politics, 1815-1867 Peter Mandler-- 5. John Stuart Mill, liberal politics, and the movements for women's suffrage, 1865-1873 Jane Rendall-- 6. Contesting the male polity: the suffragettes and the politics of disruption in Edwardian Britain Jon Lawrence-- 7. The privilege of power: suffrage women and the issue of men's support Angela V. John-- 8. What difference did the vote make? Pat Thane-- 9. 'Behind every great party': women and conservatism in twentieth-century Britain David Jarvis-- Abbreviations-- Notes-- Index.
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- Publisher's Summary
- This text examines the many different ways in which women achieved public standing and exercised political power in England from the middle of the eighteenth century to the present. It shows how rank, property, and inheritance could confer de facto power on privileged women, and how across the centuries the arrogance of birth and title empowered aristocratic women to overawe enfranchised men of lower social standing. The essays contribute to an ongoing rethinking of the political, a consequence in part of the rediscovery of the work of J rgen Habermas by political and social historians. For Habermas, the public sphere included print media and voluntary associations, and the contributors stress the extent of female engagement in political culture broadly conceived. However, they extend this definition of the public sphere further still to include the private world of family connections and friendship networks, within which political ideas were debated and new social practices played out.
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- Publication date
- The making of modern freedom
- 0804742847 (acid-free paper)
- 9780804742849 (acid-free paper)
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