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Women, Clubs and Associations in Britain

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Beschreibung

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Of the many and varied groups of people excluded from clubs and associations, the most commonly discriminated against is women. They have been excluded not only from West End clubs, including military clubs, but from working men's clubs and from sporting clubs. In retaliation, many women in Britain have not only set up their own clubs and associations, often though not always along the lines of male clubs, but have striven to break down resistance to their joining men's clubs on an equal footing.
"Women, Clubs and Associations in Britain i"s a very readable survey not only of the historical background of women's clubs, drawing on a wide range of published and unpublished sources, but of associations like the Women's Institutes and Townswomen's Guilds. It is intended in the first instance for the general reader, but it will also be of use to students of social and women's history. The authors also look at clubs and associations for girls such as the Guides and the YWCA. It includes women organizing for voluntary service outside the State and their mixed relationships with men's clubs, for example, Rotary. And of course, there is the vexed and volatile matter of women's, men's and mixed sports clubs.



Zusammenfassung
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.

Inhalt

1. Early Days: Debates and Discussions 2. Men and their Clubs 3. Forces' Clubs 4. Women's Clubs 5. Sporting Clubs 6. Clubs for Girls 7. Guilds and Institutes 8. 'Service' Clubs: Rotary, Inner Wheel and Sorptimist International 9. And what now?

Produktinformationen

Titel: Women, Clubs and Associations in Britain
Autor:
EAN: 9781134204373
ISBN: 978-1-134-20437-3
Digitaler Kopierschutz: Adobe-DRM
Format: E-Book (pdf)
Herausgeber: Taylor & Francis
Genre: Pädagogik
Anzahl Seiten: 176
Veröffentlichung: 24.01.2007
Jahr: 2007
Untertitel: Englisch