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The Resource Female agency in the urban economy : gender in European towns, 1640-1830, edited by Deborah Simonton and Anne Montenach

Female agency in the urban economy : gender in European towns, 1640-1830, edited by Deborah Simonton and Anne Montenach

Label
Female agency in the urban economy : gender in European towns, 1640-1830
Title
Female agency in the urban economy
Title remainder
gender in European towns, 1640-1830
Statement of responsibility
edited by Deborah Simonton and Anne Montenach
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This innovative new book is overtly and explicitly about female agency in eighteenth-century European towns. However, it positions female activity and decisions unequivocally in an urban world of institutions, laws, regulations, customs and ideologies. Gender politics complicated and shaped the day-to-day experiences of working women. Town rules and customs, as well as police and guilds' regulations, affected women's participation in the urban economy: most of the time, the formally recognized and legally accepted power of women - which is an essential component of female agency - was very limited. Yet these chapters draw attention to how women navigated these gendered terrains. As the book demonstrates, "exclusion" is too strong a word for the realities and pragmatism of women's everyday lives. Frequently guild and corporate regulations were more about situating women and regulating their activities, rather than preventing them from operating in the urban economy. Similarly corporate structures, which were under stress, found flexible strategies to incorporate women who through their own initiative and activities put pressure on the systems. Women could benefit from the contradictions between moral and social unwritten norms and economic regulations, and could take advantage of the tolerance or complicity of urban authorities towards illicit practices. Women with a grasp of their rights and privileges could defend themselves and exploit legal systems with its loopholes and contradictions to achieve economic independence and power."--Publisher's website
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ1587
LC item number
.F445 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Simonton, Deborah
  • Montenach, Anne
Series statement
Routledge research in gender and history
Series volume
17
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women
  • Women
  • Cities and towns
  • Sex role
  • Frau
  • Stadt
  • Europa
  • Cities and towns
  • Sex role
  • Women
  • Women
  • Europe
Label
Female agency in the urban economy : gender in European towns, 1640-1830, edited by Deborah Simonton and Anne Montenach
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction: Gender, agency and economy: shaping the eighteenth-century European town / Anne Montenach and Deborah Simonton. -- Part 1: Markets and brokerage. Legal trade and black markets: foodtrades in Lyon in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries / Anne Montenach ; On the streets and in the markets: independent Copenhagen saleswomen / Carol Gold ; Makeshift, women and capability in pre-industrial European towns /Laurence Fontaine ; Women patients in the English urban medical marketplace in the long eighteenth century / Marjo Kaartinen. -- Part 2: Negotiating the urban economy. Widows and wenches: single women in eighteenth-century urban economies / Deborah Simonton ; Guilds, gender policies and economic opportunities for women in early modern Dutch towns / Danielle van den Heuvel ; Women working in guild crafts: female strategies in early modern urban economies / Anna C. Fridrich ; Legal regulation in eighteenth-century Cologne: the agency of female artisans / Muriel González Athenas. -- Part 3: Gender, agency and relationships in the urban economy. Gender and urban land in Swedish towns / Åsa Karlsson Sjögren ; Everyday politics: power relations of urban female servants in the Finnish city of Turku in the 1780s / Kirsi Vainio-Korhonen ; Women on their way: employment opportunities in cosmopolitan Rome / Eleonora Canepari ; The chosen ones: godmotherhood as a networking strategy in the merchant community of Pori, 1765-1820 / Jarkko Keskinen. -- Afterword / Anne Montenach and Deborah Simonton
Control code
778425818
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxii, 271 p.
Isbn
9780415537292
Lccn
2012043931
Other control number
40022208877
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
(OCoLC)778425818
Label
Female agency in the urban economy : gender in European towns, 1640-1830, edited by Deborah Simonton and Anne Montenach
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction: Gender, agency and economy: shaping the eighteenth-century European town / Anne Montenach and Deborah Simonton. -- Part 1: Markets and brokerage. Legal trade and black markets: foodtrades in Lyon in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries / Anne Montenach ; On the streets and in the markets: independent Copenhagen saleswomen / Carol Gold ; Makeshift, women and capability in pre-industrial European towns /Laurence Fontaine ; Women patients in the English urban medical marketplace in the long eighteenth century / Marjo Kaartinen. -- Part 2: Negotiating the urban economy. Widows and wenches: single women in eighteenth-century urban economies / Deborah Simonton ; Guilds, gender policies and economic opportunities for women in early modern Dutch towns / Danielle van den Heuvel ; Women working in guild crafts: female strategies in early modern urban economies / Anna C. Fridrich ; Legal regulation in eighteenth-century Cologne: the agency of female artisans / Muriel González Athenas. -- Part 3: Gender, agency and relationships in the urban economy. Gender and urban land in Swedish towns / Åsa Karlsson Sjögren ; Everyday politics: power relations of urban female servants in the Finnish city of Turku in the 1780s / Kirsi Vainio-Korhonen ; Women on their way: employment opportunities in cosmopolitan Rome / Eleonora Canepari ; The chosen ones: godmotherhood as a networking strategy in the merchant community of Pori, 1765-1820 / Jarkko Keskinen. -- Afterword / Anne Montenach and Deborah Simonton
Control code
778425818
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxii, 271 p.
Isbn
9780415537292
Lccn
2012043931
Other control number
40022208877
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
(OCoLC)778425818

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