Women, Education, and Agency, 16002000

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-08-03
  • Publisher: Routledge

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This collection of essays brings together an international roster of contributors to provide historical insight into women#xE2;#xAC;"s agency and activism in education throughout from the seventeenth to the twentieth century. Topics discussed range from the strategies adopted by individual women to achieve a personal education and the influence of educated women upon their social environment, to the organized efforts of groups of women to pursue broader feminist goals in an educational context. The collection is designed to recover the variety of the voices of women inhabiting different geographical and social contexts while highlighting commonality and continuity with reference to creativity, achievement, and the management and transgression of structures of gender inequality.

Table of Contents

By Carol Dyhouse
Women, Education and Agency, 1600-2000: An Historical Perspective
Self-Tutition and the Intellectual Achievement of Early Modern Women: Anna Maria van Schurman (1607-1678)
Women and Agency: The Educational Legacy of Mary Wollstonecraft
Scientific Women: Their Contribution to Culture in England in the Late Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries
Ramabai and Rokeya: The History of Gendered Social Capital in India
Russian Women in European Universities, 1864-1900
G++Knowledge as the Necessary Food of the MindG++: Charlotte MasonG++s Philosophy of Education
A WomanG++s Challenge: The Voice of Sukufe Nihal in the Modernisation of Turkey
Femininity and Mathematics at Cambridge circa 1900
Thinking Women: International Education for Peace and Equality, 1918-1930
LondonG++s Feminist Teachers and the Urban Political Landscape
Feminist Criminology in Britain c.1920-1960: Education, Agency and Activism outside the Academy
Thinking Feminist in 1963: Challenges from Betty Friedan and the U.S. PresidentG++s Commission on the Status of Women
G++Enhancing the quality of the educational experienceG++: Female Activists and U.S. University and College WomenG++s Centres
About the Editors
About the Contributors
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