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Gender in Scottish History Since 1700

Lynn Abrams and Eleanor Gordon


This book offers a new perspective on Scotland's past since around 1700. It addresses some of the main themes in Scottish history from a different perspective. It asks what happens to the story of Scotland's past when women's experience is added and when understandings about masculinity and femininity are applied to the past. Politics and citizenship, nation-making, the imperial project, the Enlightenment, industrialisation, religion, education, and cultural production are not neutral processes or events. They are coloured by assumptions about men and women, masculinity and femininity and the ... More

Keywords: Women, gender, Scotland, History, Identity, masculinity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780748617609
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748617609.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lynn Abrams, editor

Eleanor Gordon, editor

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2 Gender and Scottish Identity

Esther Breitenbach, and Lynn Abrams

3 Women, Gender and Politics

Sue Innes, and Jane Rendall

4 Religion

Callum G. Brown

8 Work, Trade and Commerce

Deborah Simonton

9 The Family

Eleanor Gordon

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