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Gender in Modern Welsh History

Perspectives on Masculinity and Femininity in Wales from 1750 to 2000

An in-depth study of the impact of gender in modern Welsh society.

This edited collection offers a reappraisal of gender as a category of analysis in modern Welsh history. Beginning with sex work in the eighteenth century and concluding with women’s late twentieth-century antinuclear activism, the contributors examine how gender has been constructed, represented, performed, and experienced by men and women at different times and places throughout Wales’s modern past.

280 pages | 11 halftones | 8 1/2 x 5 1/2

Gender Studies in Wales

Gender and Sexuality

History: British and Irish History

Literature and Literary Criticism: General Criticism and Critical Theory

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Table of Contents

List of Contributors
Angela Muir, ‘Sex Work and Economies of Makeshift in Wales, c. 17501830’
Marion Löffler, ‘Family Matters: WarTime Discourses on Women in Wales, 1793–1805’
Paul O’Leary, ‘Masks and Matter: Mining Masculinities in the South Wales Coalfield, 18701914’
Steven Thompson, ‘“Can You Look in the Mirror and Say, I See a Man?’ Masculinity and the Labour Movement in South Wales, c.18701939’
Neil Evans and Beth Jenkins, ‘Spaces and Places of Women’s Social Movements in Wales, 18901914’
Mike BenboughJackson, ‘Nation and Gender: St David, St David’s Day and Masculinity during the Great War’
Simon Jenkins, ‘Exploring Race and Gender in Cardiff, c.1900c.1945’
Stephanie Ward, ‘Heroic Housewives: Political Worlds, Domesticity and the Welsh Mam in Interwar Wales’
Jay Rees, ‘“Beware you free, emancipated girls, your warden wouldn’t like it”: Women’s Activism at Swansea University, 19701990’
Elaine Titcombe, ‘Reflections of gender in antinuclear politics in Wales 19702000’

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