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Communities of women : historical perspectives / edited by Barbara Brookes and Dorothy Page.

Contributor(s): Brookes, Barbara L. (Barbara Lesley), 1955- | Page, Dorothy | Brooks, Barbara [editor.] | Page, Dorothy [editor.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Dunedin, N.Z. : University of Otago Press, 2002Description: 229 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 1877276316 (pbk.) :.Subject(s): Women -- Social conditions -- 20th century | Women -- History -- 20th century | Women -- Social conditions -- 20th centuryDDC classification: 305.42
Contents:
Community, life cycle, diaspora : a daughter's view / Anna Davin -- The communities of a thirteenth-century holy woman, Ida of Nivelles / Jennifer Carpenter -- Herrad of Hohenbourg's Hortus deliciarum and the creation of images for medieval nuns / Judith Collard -- Native American women's use of Connecticut's colonial courts / Katharine Hermes & Alexandra Maravel -- Women's peculiar mission : ladies' benevolence in the New Zealand setting / Margaret Tennant -- Sustaining the vision from Adelaide to Temuka : a Josephite community is founded in New Zealand in 1883 / Ann Gilroy -- Anything but a roll in the hay : romance in rural communities in Federation Australia / Kate Hunter -- Dissecting a community : women medical students at the University of Otago, 1891-1924 / Dorothy Page -- Women working for women at work : women factory inspectors in Britain, 1893-1921 / Barbara Harrison -- Gender and the politics of keeping left : Wellington labour women and their community, 1912-1949 / Melanie Nolan -- Political communities of women / Marilyn Lake.
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The sense of belonging to a community is fundamental, but it is not tied to a locality; it exists in the mind. Communities can be vast - empires, nations, a huge religious community - or small isolated groups. What distinguishes them is the style in which they are imagined. This book explores communities that are small-scale, of peripheral importance in the broad flow of history, and usually informal in their organization. Sometimes they are simple clusters of women. In time and place, they range from 12th century Swabia to 20th century Australasia. They are equally varied in their focus, whether on place, kin, romance, religion, dispossession, education, occupation or political commitment. What they share is that they are communities of women.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 182-222) and index.

Community, life cycle, diaspora : a daughter's view / Anna Davin -- The communities of a thirteenth-century holy woman, Ida of Nivelles / Jennifer Carpenter -- Herrad of Hohenbourg's Hortus deliciarum and the creation of images for medieval nuns / Judith Collard -- Native American women's use of Connecticut's colonial courts / Katharine Hermes & Alexandra Maravel -- Women's peculiar mission : ladies' benevolence in the New Zealand setting / Margaret Tennant -- Sustaining the vision from Adelaide to Temuka : a Josephite community is founded in New Zealand in 1883 / Ann Gilroy -- Anything but a roll in the hay : romance in rural communities in Federation Australia / Kate Hunter -- Dissecting a community : women medical students at the University of Otago, 1891-1924 / Dorothy Page -- Women working for women at work : women factory inspectors in Britain, 1893-1921 / Barbara Harrison -- Gender and the politics of keeping left : Wellington labour women and their community, 1912-1949 / Melanie Nolan -- Political communities of women / Marilyn Lake.

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