Communities of Women: Historical Perspectives

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 hThe 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.
Communities of Women Historical Perspectives 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 grou

  • Title: Communities of Women: Historical Perspectives
  • Author: Barbara Brookes
  • ISBN: 9781877276316
  • Page: 277
  • Format: Paperback
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