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Love, Intimacy and Power

Marriage and patriarchy in Scotland, 1650-1850

By Katie Barclay

Love, Intimacy and Power
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  • Publish Date: Mar 2014
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    Book Information

    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN: 978-0-7190-9555-9
    • Pages: 236
    • Price: £16.99
    • Published Date: March 2014
    • Series: Gender in History

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    Winner of the 2012 Senior Hume Brown Prize in Scottish History and the 2012 Women's History Network (UK) Book Prize

    Through an analysis of the correspondence of over one hundred couples from the Scottish elites across the seventeenth to nineteenth centuries, this book explores how ideas around the nature of emotional intimacy, love and friendship within marriage adapted to a modernising economy and society. Patriarchy continued to be the central model for marriage across the period and as a result, women found spaces to hold power within the family, but could not translate it to power beyond the household. Comparing the Scottish experience to that across Europe and North America, Barclay shows that throughout the eighteenth century, far from being a side-note in European history, Scottish ideas about gender and marriage became culturally dominant.

    Now available in paperback, this book will be vital to those studying and teaching Scottish social history, and those interested in the history of marriage and gender. It will also appeal to feminists interested in the history of patriarchy.

    'An important and original study'

    WHN Book Prize 2012 Judges

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    Winner of the 2012 Senior Hume Brown Prize in Scottish History and the 2012 Women's History Network (UK) Book Prize

    Awards

    2012

    Women's History Network Book Prize

    Contents

    1. Introduction: thinking patriarchy
    2. Marriage within Scottish culture
    3. The first step to marriage: courtship
    4. The construction of patriarchy: love, obligation and obedience
    5. The negotiation of patriarchy: intimacy, friendship and duty
    6. The ambiguities of patriarchy: the marital economy
    7. When negotiation fails: the abuses of patriarchy
    8. Conclusion: rethinking patriarchy
    Select bibliography
    Index

    Author

    Katie Barclay is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions at the University of Adelaide

    Love, Intimacy and Power

    By Katie Barclay

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