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The Resource When gossips meet : women, family, and neighbourhood in early modern England, Bernard Capp, (electronic resource)

When gossips meet : women, family, and neighbourhood in early modern England, Bernard Capp, (electronic resource)

Label
When gossips meet : women, family, and neighbourhood in early modern England
Title
When gossips meet
Title remainder
women, family, and neighbourhood in early modern England
Statement of responsibility
Bernard Capp
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Annotation:
Cataloging source
UKM
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Capp, B. S
Dewey number
  • 305.48/9623/0942
  • 305.4209420903
LC call number
HQ1149.G7
LC item number
C36 2003
Series statement
Oxford studies in social history
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  • Women
  • Families
  • Women
  • England
Summary expansion
This book explores how women of the poorer and middling sorts in early modern England negotiated a patriarchal culture in which they were generally excluded, marginalized, or subordinated. It focuses on the networks of close friends ('gossips') which gave them a social identity beyond the narrowly domestic, providing both companionship and practical support in disputes with husbands and with neighbours of either sex. The book also examines the micropolitics of the household, with its internal alliances and feuds, and women's agency in neighbourhood politics, exercised by shaping local public opinion, exerting pressure on parish officials, and through the role of informal female juries. If women did not openly challenge male supremacy, they could often play a significant role in shaping their own lives and the life of the local community
Label
When gossips meet : women, family, and neighbourhood in early modern England, Bernard Capp, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [383]-385) and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000270981
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780199255986
Lccn
2003544504
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000270981
Label
When gossips meet : women, family, and neighbourhood in early modern England, Bernard Capp, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [383]-385) and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000270981
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780199255986
Lccn
2003544504
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000270981

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