The Business of Everyday Life: Gender, Practice and Social Politics in England, C.1600-1900 - Gender in History (Paperback)
  • The Business of Everyday Life: Gender, Practice and Social Politics in England, C.1600-1900 - Gender in History (Paperback)
zoom

The Business of Everyday Life: Gender, Practice and Social Politics in England, C.1600-1900 - Gender in History (Paperback)

(author), (index compiler)
£16.99
Paperback 272 Pages / Published: 01/01/2012
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
From 1600 to 1900 a growing consumerism fired the English economy, shaping the priorities of individuals, and determining the allocation of resources within families. Everyday business might mean making a trip to the pawnbroker, giving a loan to a trusted friend of selling off a coat, all to make ends meet. Both women and men engaged in this daily budgeting, but women's roles were especially important in achieving some level of comfort and avoiding penury. In some communities, the daily practices in place in the seventeenth century persisted into the twentieth, whilst other groups adopted new ways, such as using numbers to chart domestic affairs and turning to the savings banks that appeared in the nineteenth century. In the material world of the past and in the changing habits of earlier generations lie crucial turning points. This book explores these previously under-researched patterns and practices that gave shape to modern consumer society.

Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9780719072239
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 319 g
Dimensions: 216 x 138 x 14 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'Professor Beverly Lemire has provided a well-argued, solidly researched, and clearly written interpretation of the English material world from pre-industrial to industrial times. This highly accessible study merits close scrutiny by economic and social historians as well as as general readers.' Michael J. Galgano, James Madison University (Canadian Journal of History) 'Lemire's contribution to. so-called marginal and economic activities, already significant, is further enhanced by this welcome monograph. [an] imaginatively researched study. Lemire has produced an exemplary gender business history' Katrina Honeyman, University of Leeds (Business History) 'Lemire's discussion of fashion, saving, and accounting is excellent, and the book captures practices that are central to historians' understanding of western culture, but seldom explored in such an engaging way.' Robin Ganev, University of Regina (Labour/Le Travail) Labour/Le Travail -- .

You may also be interested in...

Rise
Added to basket
£16.99
Hardback
Good Night Stories For Rebel Girls 2
Added to basket
Talking with Female Serial Killers
Added to basket
What Would Boudicca Do?
Added to basket
A History of the World in 21 Women
Added to basket
£16.99   £14.99
Hardback
Lean In
Added to basket
£9.99   £6.99
Paperback
Women & Power
Added to basket
£6.99
Paperback
The Descent of Man
Added to basket
Slay In Your Lane
Added to basket
£16.99   £14.99
Hardback
The Unwomanly Face of War
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
I Am Malala
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.49
Paperback
The Guilty Feminist
Added to basket
£14.99   £11.99
Hardback
Devotion
Added to basket
£6.99
Paperback
The Skills
Added to basket
£16.99   £13.99
Hardback
Stories for Boys Who Dare to be Different
Added to basket

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.