The Feminine Public Sphere

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Focusing on temperance and suffrage movements in Scotland, this investigation of women's part in civic life includes reforming and philanthropic associations as well as local government. It provides a fresh approach to the 'public sphere', reveals women as agents of a middle-class identity and develops the notion of a 'feminine public sphere', or the web of associations, institutions and discourses used by disenfranchised middle-class women to express their citizenship.

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The Feminine Public Sphere

The Feminine Public Sphere

Middle-Class Women and Civic Life in Scotland, c 1870-1914

Hardback188pp

9780719079665     Product Code: 220692

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Focusing on temperance and suffrage movements in Scotland, this investigation of women's part in civic life includes reforming and philanthropic associations as well as local government. It provides a fresh approach to the 'public sphere', reveals women as agents of a middle-class identity and develops the notion of a 'feminine public sphere', or the web of associations, institutions and discourses used by disenfranchised middle-class women to express their citizenship.

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