Gender, Power and the Unitarians

Gender, Power and the Unitarians

by Ruth Watts, Watts


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Ruth Watts looks at the role the radical religious sect, the Unitarians, played in helping to open the door to female emancipation. In the process, the author reveals the complex relationship between religion, gender, class and education during this period. The Unitarians had a disproportionate amount of influence in some significant urban areas.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780582288256
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/28/1998
Pages: 248
Product dimensions: 5.77(w) x 8.86(h) x 0.79(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction. Part One 1760-1815. 1. The eighteenth century context: ideas on women and education. 2. Unitarianism and education. 3. Ideals into practice: Unitarians and women 1760s-1815. 4. To 'loose the female mind': Unitarians and women 1760-1815. Part Two 1816-1860. 5. The Unitarian Context. 6. Schooling for Unitarians
7. Knowledge is Power: Gentlemen of England. 8. Unitarians and education for the working class: a gendered concern? 9. Political economy, adult education, class and gender. 10. Unitarians and gender issues in the 1850s: the seeds of feminism. Bibliographical Essay.

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