London Clubland

A Cultural History of Gender and Class in Late Victorian Britain
Author: A. Milne-Smith
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137002085
Category: History
Page: 296
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This work is the first to study the gentlemen's clubs that were an important feature of the Late Victorian landscape, and the first to discover the secret history of clubmen and their world, placing them at centre stage, detailing how clubland dramatically shaped 19th and early 20th-century ideas about gender, power, class, and the city.

Women, Clubs and Associations in Britain


Author: David Doughan,Peter Gordon
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113420437X
Category: Education
Page: 176
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Women have been consistently excluded from all manner of clubs and associations over the years, whether as the direct result of an anti-woman policy or indirectly through prohibitive entry requirements, social constraints, or conflict of interests and tastes. Retaliation from women has taken two directions: some women have set up their own exclusive clubs that reflect their own interests and aims, while others have taken on the men and striven to break down resistance to their joining ‘men’s’ clubs on an equal footing. This book traces the development of the current situation, drawing from a wide range of sources, some of which have never been published before. Looking at the different types of clubs and associations that include women and girls from the WI to the Girl Guides, this book is a rich social history full of fascinating observations and stories, and will be absorbing reading for anyone interested in sociology, women’s history or the transformation of Britain’s social life.

Pursuit of Pleasure

Gender, Space and Architecture in Regency London
Author: Jane Rendell
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 0567405362
Category: Philosophy
Page: 262
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The Pursuit of Pleasure presents the figures of the rambler and the cyprian, the Eighteenth Century precursors to the Parisian flGneur and prostitute. The urban spaces traced by these figures were the clubs, sporting venues, operas, assembly rooms, streets and arcades of central London.Drawing on critical theory, geography and philosophy, The Pursuit of Pleasure extends and critiques the discipline of architectural history from a feminist perspective. The gendering of public space is considered to be a complex and shifting series of moves and looks between men and women, constructed and represented through spatial and social relations of consumption, display and exchange.Illustrated with contemporary prints and drawings, The Pursuit of Pleasure is an extraordinarily rich analysis of the gendered issues of public space at the birth of the modern metropolis.

The National union catalog, pre-1956 imprints

a cumulative author list representing Library of Congress printed cards and titles reported by other American libraries
Author: Library of Congress,American Library Association. Committee on Resources of American Libraries. National Union Catalog Subcommittee
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Catalogs, Union
Page: N.A
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The Quarterly Review


Author: William Gifford,Sir John Taylor Coleridge,John Gibson Lockhart,Whitwell Elwin,William Macpherson,William Smith,Sir John Murray IV,Rowland Edmund Prothero (Baron Ernle),George Walter Prothero
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: N.A
View: 1887

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A Directory of Rare Book and Special Collections in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland


Author: Barry Cambray Bloomfield
Publisher: Facet Pub
ISBN: N.A
Category: Reference
Page: 740
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This revised edition lists approximately 1200 libraries in the UK and the Republic of Ireland, some included for the first time, with details of their rare and special book collections. It covers mainly those printed before 1850, but includes manuscript and modern material where related.