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Lives of Scottish Women: Women and Scottish Society 1800–1980

William Knox


This book deals with the lives of ten extraordinary women – Duchess of Atholl, Mary Brooksbank, Jane Welsh Carlyle, Elsie Inglis, Sophia Jex-Blake, Frances Balfour, Willa Muir, Mary Slessor, Madeleine Smith and Eliza Wigham. All of them were forced to make their way in an essentially patriarchal society. Their personal struggles for acceptance and recognition, often highly dramatic, provide an introduction to the wider issues facing women in these eras. Their stories also highlight aspects of femininity as it evolved over the course of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries: caring and nurturi ... More

Keywords: Women, Gender, Class, Patriarchy, Subordination

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780748624096
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624096.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

William Knox, author