Nineteenth-Century British Women Writers: A Bio-Bibliographical Critical Sourcebook

What Meghan has said about the way the royal family have treated her is appalling. I don’t think they protected her from the prejudices of the press, and we should not underestimate the influence the media has and how it shapes public opinion. I know the royal family serves a purpose in the economy in terms of bringing in tourism.

The findings of the five additional interviews corroborated the themes found in the previous 21 interviews, and there were no new emerging themes. Participants were recruited from the existing contacts of the researchers. This was essential for the sample to be purposeful (Mason, 2002; Sparkes and Smith, 2014).

But I don’t think we need an active monarchy for us to make money out of them. All their palaces would still be there for people to visit if the monarchy wasn’t in place. And Kate and Meghan could still give British designers a boost by wearing their dresses, like any other celebrity.

  • The under-representation of women in high-level positions within the work, social and political environments demonstrate the difficulties of combining multiple roles for women (Grzywacz and Carlson, 2007; Paustian-Underdahl et al., 2016).
  • Men didn’t spin, and this division of labor made sense because women were trained to have more dexterity than men, and because men’s greater strength made them more valuable in other occupations.
  • The dominant narrative of the entire women’s suffrage movement begins and ends with the United States and Britain.
  • Margaret Busby (1944-) – is Britain’s youngest and first black female book publisher.

It is pertinent to understand the implications of COVID-19 on the natural and unnatural roles occupied by women. Therefore, this study uses role theory to understand the impact of working from home due to the COVID-19 lockdown on women’s work and family lives. The increasing participation of women in paid employment in recent decades has been construed as one of the main reasons for work–family conflict (Greenhaus and Beutell, 1985; Maertz and Boyar, 2011). Many decades ago, women had the sole responsibility of childcare and domestic support for their partners, and they had a limited interest in paid employment (Rafnsdóttir and Heijstra, 2013).

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She remains, however, one of the great figures of post-war British fashion design. Twiggy (1949-) – Lesley Lawson nicknamed ”Twiggy” was a 1960s icon as a teenage model with a look that defined an era. She later went on to have a successful career as an actress, singer and TV personality. Alex Scott (1984-) – born in London, Alex Scott is a former England football international and now TV presenter and pundit.

This system disappeared during the Industrial Revolution as new machinery requiring water or steam power appeared, and work moved from the home to the factory. Many of the letters and diaries appear in a wide range of print publications, including books, journals, magazines, and newspapers. Only here do they exist together, in electronic form and deeply indexed, allowing scholars to access, compare, and question as never before.

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Hundreds of thousands of women petitioned, canvassed, lobbied, demonstrated, engaged in mass civil disobedience, went to jail, and engaged in hunger strikes in a seventy-five-year ongoing political and social struggle for the right to vote. Stanton drafted a Declaration of Sentiments for the convention, which called for, among many things, the “right to the elective franchise.” Organizing for women’s suffrage was temporarily suspended as a result of the Civil War (1861–1865). After Reconstruction ended in 1876, most women’s rights energies were channeled into the struggle for suffrage. From 1876 until the beginning of the twentieth century, most suffrage organizing consisted of countless local and state campaigns, involvement in referendums, and convincing politicians to support women’s suffrage. And during those years, women won the right to vote in Wyoming, Colorado, Idaho, and Utah. The growth of urbanization and industrialization in the late nineteenth century, combined with a more restive organized labor and social reform movement, intensified the struggle for women’s suffrage.

Almost a million women worked in the munitions sector alone, often around the clock, in poor and dangerous working conditions and under the threat of air attack for much of the time. In munitions factories, too, women worked long hours, often as much as 7 days a week, manufacturing the ammunition, mines, and bombs which were much needed, especially in the early years. This dangerous job meant that accidents were commonplace, and many women were killed or seriously injured thus. In the 6th century AD England was divided into small kingdoms and the English were pagans. It was partly due to her influence that Kent was converted to Christianity.

This work is a study of British detective fiction with female protagonists written by women. James, Jennie Melville, Liza Cody, Val McDermid, Joan Smith and Susan Moody. Special attention is paid to the evolution of the British female sleuth from the 1960s to the year 2000, particularly the 1980s, and how this shaped and altered detective fiction.