Gender and Power in Britain, 1640-1990

Synopsis

Gender and Power in Britain is an original and exciting history of Britain from the early modern period to the present focusing on the interaction of gender and power in political, social, cultural and economic life. Using a chronological framework, the book examines:* the roles, responsibilities and identities of men and women* how power relationships were established within various gender systems* how women and men reacted to the institutions, laws, customs, beliefs and practices that constituted their various worlds* class, racial and ethnic considerations* the role of empire in the development of British institutions and identities* the civil war* twentieth century suffrage* the world wars * industrialisation* Victorian morality.