British Friendly Societies, 1750-1914

British Friendly Societies, 1750-1914

by Simon Cordery
     
 

The first monograph on this topic since 1961, this book provides an innovative interpretation of the Friendly Societies in Britain from the perspectives on social, gender and political history. It establishes the central role of the Friendly Societies in the political activism of British workers, changing understandings of masculinity and femininity, the ritualized

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The first monograph on this topic since 1961, this book provides an innovative interpretation of the Friendly Societies in Britain from the perspectives on social, gender and political history. It establishes the central role of the Friendly Societies in the political activism of British workers, changing understandings of masculinity and femininity, the ritualized expression of social tensions and the origins of the welfare state.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780333990315
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
10/01/2003
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.68(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
• Friendly Society Formations
• Paternalism, Politics, and the Struggle for Control
• Regulating Diversity
• Perceptions of Respectability
• Finde Siecle Crisis
• Into the State
• Epilogue: Friendly Societies and the Future of Mutuality

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