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Borderline Citizens: Women, Gender and Political Culture in Britain, 1815-1867

Kathryn Gleadle


This volume provides a comprehensive analysis of women's involvement in British political culture in the first half of the nineteenth century. It is based on extensive archival research, but also engages with recent feminist theories in the social sciences, such as psychology and sociology. The volume looks at both rural and urban experiences of politics. The author throws new light on women's political activities and challenges many traditional assumptions about contemporary politics. The book gives fresh insights into the Reform Act of 1832, pays attention to continuities in political practi ... More

Keywords: Britain, political culture, women, feminist theory, nineteenth century, psychology, sociology, rural politics, urban politics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780197264492
Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2012 DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197264492.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kathryn Gleadle, author
Fellow in Modern History, Mansfield College, University of Oxford