No longer curiously rare but only just within bounds: women in Scottish history

McDermid, Jane (2011) No longer curiously rare but only just within bounds: women in Scottish history. Women's History Review, 20, (3), 389-402. (doi:10.1080/09612025.2010.509152).


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This article examines the development of women’s history in Scotland since the first conference of the International Federation for Research in Women’s History (1989). The title is taken from a 1997 article in Scottish Affairs (issue 18), in which Esther Breitenbach asked whether the ‘curiously rare’ women in Scottish history was a case of the ‘suppression of the female in the construction of national identity’. Thus, this study focuses on key themes in the modern period of that history, notably education, the military, politics, labour, religion and literature. It concludes that while the place of women in Scottish history has indeed been asserted since 1989, and different questions are now being asked of the source material, women are still only slowly being integrated into mainstream studies

Item Type: Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1080/09612025.2010.509152
ISSNs: 0961-2025 (print)
1747-583X (electronic)
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Humanities > History
ePrint ID: 192781
Accepted Date and Publication Date:
July 2011Published
Date Deposited: 08 Jul 2011 08:14
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 13:42

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