What is Gender: Identity and Social Change?

Gender: Identity and Social Change is a collection of primary sources for the study of: women’s suffrage; the feminist movement; the men’s movement; employment and the workplace; education; the body; conduct and politeness; and domesticity and the family from the nineteenth century up to the turn of the twenty-first century.

The resource includes key material from archives and libraries in Great Britain, the United States, Canada and Australia. Researchers will be able to explore significant developments in gender roles and relations through extensive and international collections representing the diverse interdisciplinary field of gender history.   

The collection includes records from men’s and women’s organisations and pressure groups, advice literature and etiquette books, and personal diaries and correspondence, shedding light on both key historical figures and pioneers in gender history, and ordinary men and women’s lives. Also featured is a rich selection of visual material, including photographs, illustrations, posters, scrapbooks and objects.


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