Mothers, wives and changing lives.

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Show simple item record Brown, Brian J. Baker, Sally 2011-04-27T09:22:25Z 2011-04-27T09:22:25Z 2011-02-20
dc.identifier.citation Brown, B.J and Baker, S. (2011) Mothers, wives and changing lives. Cardiff: University of Wales Press. en
dc.identifier.isbn 9780708323342
dc.description An evocative, theoretically rich study of women’s lives in mid-twentieth century Wales which shows how they laid the foundations for feminism in the present generation. en
dc.description.abstract Women have made a major contribution to Wales as it is today, but so far there have been few authors who have brought the story of their struggle to light. This book fills that gap in our knowledge. With historical examples and richly-detailed accounts from people reminiscing about their own and their families’ histories, this volume brings the hidden history of women in Wales to light. Wales has often been thought of as a traditional place where gender was concerned, yet we describe here how women took leading roles in a number of important events such as religious revivals. In their tens of thousands women promoted education, a love of learning and culture and a sense of ambition which has taken the current generation of Welsh men and women into the sciences the arts and into public life. This desire for knowledge and aspiration towards ‘better things’ has characterised community life in homes, schools, chapels and Eistedfoddau and in the last century women have played a vital yet under-appreciated role in fostering it. This book unearths the hidden debt owed to Welsh women in laying the foundation for feminist advances and present day cultural, professional and political achievement in Wales. en
dc.description.sponsorship This project was made possible by the generous support of the British Academy en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher University of Wales Press en
dc.subject women en
dc.subject feminism en
dc.subject Bourdieu en
dc.subject oral history en
dc.title Mothers, wives and changing lives. en
dc.type Book en
dc.researchgroup Participation & Social Justice
dc.researchgroup Psychology
dc.researchgroup Health Policy
dc.researchgroup Mary Seacole Research Centre
dc.researchgroup Health Policy Research Unit
dc.peerreviewed Yes en

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