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ERIC Number: EJ695170
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jul
Pages: 19
Abstractor: Author
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ISSN: ISSN-0046-760X
"Special Strengths for Their Own Special Duties": Women, Higher Education and Gender Conservatism in Late Victorian Britain
Bush, Julia
History of Education, v34 n4 p387-405 Jul 2005
The article discusses contributions towards female higher education made by a group of women whose views on gender roles were conservative, rather than feminist or suffragist. Four women's conservative ideals and interconnected work for women's education are reviewed in the context of late Victorian Oxford. This study is prefaced by a discussion of historical literature on women's higher education which concludes that twentieth century feminist historians have sometimes downplayed the role of reformers who deliberately disassociated women's educational reform from the advance of gender equality. A study of conservative reformers complicates definitions both of feminism and anti-feminism, and provides an important reminder of the broader intellectual and political contexts which produced them both. (Contains 85 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom