British Friendly Societies, 1750-1914

British Friendly Societies, 1750-1914

by S. Cordery
     
 

ISBN-10: 0333990315

ISBN-13: 9780333990315

Pub. Date: 06/24/2003

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK

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 ritualised

Overview

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 ritualised expression of social tensions and the origins of the welfare state.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780333990315
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date:
06/24/2003
Edition description:
2003
Pages:
230
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.03(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction Roots and Rituals Patrons, Radicals, and the Struggle for Control Regulatory Voluntarism The Politics of Respectability The Late-Victorian Loss of Confidence Into the State Conclusion

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