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Section I: Conduct and Politeness
Section II: Domesticity and the Family
Section III: Consumption and Leisure
Section IV: Education and Sensibility
Section V: The Body

Further information on this digital resource can be found on our website www.amdigital.co.uk.

"By making available a range of rare printed and important manuscript texts on many aspects of gender, sexuality and culture, the `Defining Gender' collection is an exciting and, for many, indispensable resource for undergraduate and advanced research into British culture and society. I recommend it highly."
Dr Christopher E Forth, Department of History, Australian National University

Defining Gender provides access to a vast body of original source material that will enrich the teaching and research experience of those studying history, literature, sociology and education from a gendered perspective. It offers:

  • Eighteenth contextual essays by leading scholars from Australia, Canada, the UK and the USA, which introduce the major themes of the project and provide direct hypertext links to the sources.
  • Complete collections of documents from over 15 libraries.
  • A wide range of original sources including ephemera, pamphlets, commonplace books, diaries, periodicals, letters, ledgers, manuscripts journals, poetry, receipt books and conduct and advice literature.

Key topics covered are:

  • Conduct and Politeness
  • Domesticity & the Family
  • Consumption & Leisure
  • Education & Sensibility
  • the Body


Defining Gender, 1450-1910, Online


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