Working-class women's education in Huddersfield: a case study of the female educational institute library, 1856-1857

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/622348
Title:
Working-class women's education in Huddersfield: a case study of the female educational institute library, 1856-1857
Authors:
Gerrard, Teresa A.; Weedon, Alexis ( 0000-0002-4572-8463 )
Abstract:
The Huddersfield Female Educational Institute claimed to be the first in England established for working-class women. It had close ties to the men’s Mechanics’ Institute, and its origins lie in that nineteenth-century movement for British working-class education. The article adds to existing research on gender and library use by examining the factors that shaped working-class women’s education in the 1850s. Using the Female Institute’s library records from 1856 and 1857, the authors analyze the borrowing habits of its members. They compare the origins of the Female Institute with its male equivalent and demonstrate how middle-class definitions of working-class masculinity and femininity shaped education.
Citation:
Gerrard T, Weedon A (2014) 'Working-class women's education in Huddersfield: a case study of the female educational institute library, 1856-1857', Information & culture, 49 (2), pp.234-264.
Publisher:
University of Texas Press
Journal:
Information & culture
Issue Date:
31-Dec-2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/622348
DOI:
10.1353/lac.2014.0008
Additional Links:
https://muse.jhu.edu/article/543841
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
0894-8631
EISSN:
1534-7591
Appears in Collections:
Media and film

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dc.contributor.authorGerrard, Teresa A.en
dc.contributor.authorWeedon, Alexisen
dc.date.accessioned2017-11-07T13:54:50Z-
dc.date.available2017-11-07T13:54:50Z-
dc.date.issued2014-12-31-
dc.identifier.citationGerrard T, Weedon A (2014) 'Working-class women's education in Huddersfield: a case study of the female educational institute library, 1856-1857', Information & culture, 49 (2), pp.234-264.en
dc.identifier.issn0894-8631-
dc.identifier.doi10.1353/lac.2014.0008-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/622348-
dc.description.abstractThe Huddersfield Female Educational Institute claimed to be the first in England established for working-class women. It had close ties to the men’s Mechanics’ Institute, and its origins lie in that nineteenth-century movement for British working-class education. The article adds to existing research on gender and library use by examining the factors that shaped working-class women’s education in the 1850s. Using the Female Institute’s library records from 1856 and 1857, the authors analyze the borrowing habits of its members. They compare the origins of the Female Institute with its male equivalent and demonstrate how middle-class definitions of working-class masculinity and femininity shaped education.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherUniversity of Texas Pressen
dc.relation.urlhttps://muse.jhu.edu/article/543841en
dc.rightsYellow - can archive pre-print (ie pre-refereeing)-
dc.subjectwomenen
dc.subjectlibrariesen
dc.subjecteducationen
dc.titleWorking-class women's education in Huddersfield: a case study of the female educational institute library, 1856-1857en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.eissn1534-7591-
dc.identifier.journalInformation & cultureen
dc.date.updated2017-11-07T13:39:17Z-
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