Women, Clubs and Associations in Britain

Author: David Doughan,Peter Gordon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113420437X

Category: Education

Page: 176

View: 6336

Women have been consistently excluded from all manner of clubs and associations over the years, whether as the direct result of an anti-woman policy or indirectly through prohibitive entry requirements, social constraints, or conflict of interests and tastes. Retaliation from women has taken two directions: some women have set up their own exclusive clubs that reflect their own interests and aims, while others have taken on the men and striven to break down resistance to their joining ‘men’s’ clubs on an equal footing. This book traces the development of the current situation, drawing from a wide range of sources, some of which have never been published before. Looking at the different types of clubs and associations that include women and girls from the WI to the Girl Guides, this book is a rich social history full of fascinating observations and stories, and will be absorbing reading for anyone interested in sociology, women’s history or the transformation of Britain’s social life.

Pursuit of Pleasure

Gender, Space and Architecture in Regency London

Author: Jane Rendell

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0567405362

Category: Philosophy

Page: 262

View: 857

The Pursuit of Pleasure presents the figures of the rambler and the cyprian, the Eighteenth Century precursors to the Parisian flGneur and prostitute. The urban spaces traced by these figures were the clubs, sporting venues, operas, assembly rooms, streets and arcades of central London.Drawing on critical theory, geography and philosophy, The Pursuit of Pleasure extends and critiques the discipline of architectural history from a feminist perspective. The gendering of public space is considered to be a complex and shifting series of moves and looks between men and women, constructed and represented through spatial and social relations of consumption, display and exchange.Illustrated with contemporary prints and drawings, The Pursuit of Pleasure is an extraordinarily rich analysis of the gendered issues of public space at the birth of the modern metropolis.

A Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English

Colloquialisms and Catch Phrases, Fossilised Jokes and Puns, General Nicknames, Vulgarisms and Such Americanisms as Have Been Naturalised

Author: Eric Partridge

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415065682

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1400

View: 6124

The definitive work on slang and unconventional English, this edition is fully revised and updated by Paul Beale and includes some 500 new entries. The dictionary gives a fully documented account of English slang over four centuries and will entertain and inform all lovers of the English language.

Curiosities of London

Exhibiting the Most Rare and Remarkable Objects of Interest in the Metropolis; with Nearly Fifty Years' Personal Recollections

Author: John Timbs

Publisher: N.A


Category: Curiosities and wonders

Page: 871

View: 7363


The National union catalog, pre-1956 imprints

a cumulative author list representing Library of Congress printed cards and titles reported by other American libraries

Author: Library of Congress,American Library Association. Committee on Resources of American Libraries. National Union Catalog Subcommittee

Publisher: N.A


Category: Catalogs, Union

Page: N.A

View: 7404


The Quarterly Review

Author: William Gifford,Sir John Taylor Coleridge,John Gibson Lockhart,Whitwell Elwin,William Macpherson,William Smith,Sir John Murray IV,Rowland Edmund Prothero (Baron Ernle),George Walter Prothero

Publisher: N.A


Category: Health & Fitness

Page: N.A

View: 1425


A Directory of Rare Book and Special Collections in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland

Author: Barry Cambray Bloomfield

Publisher: Facet Pub


Category: Reference

Page: 740

View: 2052

This revised edition lists approximately 1200 libraries in the UK and the Republic of Ireland, some included for the first time, with details of their rare and special book collections. It covers mainly those printed before 1850, but includes manuscript and modern material where related.

The Armed Forces Officer - 2017 Edition

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A



Page: 217

View: 7239

In 1950 when he commissioned the first edition of The Armed Forces Officer, Secretary of Defense George C. Marshall told its author, S.L.A. Marshall, “that American military officers, of whatever service, should share common ground ethically and morally.” In this new edition, the authors thoughtfully and methodically explore that common ground. I recommend that every officer read this book carefully, ideally more than once over the course of a career, as a way to reflect on the basics of the Profession of Arms, and the officer’s special place and distinctive obligations within that profession and especially to the Constitution. —General Richard B. Myers, USAF (Ret.) 15th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Colin Powell Chair in Leadership, Ethics, and Character at the National Defense University