Worlds Between: Historical Perspectives on Gender and Class
Psychology Press, 1995 - 276 pages
"Worlds Between" presents a series of pioneering essays by Leonore Davidoff which together constitute nothing less than an urgent reappraisal of our understanding of the relationship between gender and history. Among the topics discusses are the positions of servants and wives in Victorian and Edwardian England; the relationship between home and community in English society; the changing structure of housework; the role of family relationships; and the reflections on the role of the concepts of the "public" and the "private" developed through the work of feminist historians. For over two decades, Davidoff has been at the forefront of the reexamination of femininity and masculinity in history. This volume, which brings together her most important writings over this period, as well as several unpublished essays, will provide a necessary and important addition to the existing literature.
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