Gender and Space in the Later Middle Ages: past, present, and future routes

Richardson, A. (2018) Gender and Space in the Later Middle Ages: past, present, and future routes. In: The Oxford Handbook of Later Medieval Archaeology in Britain. Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp. 805-815. ISBN 9780198744719

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This article traces approaches to social space back to the 1950s and the subsequent pursuit of the ‘rise of privacy’. It then delivers a historiography of late-medieval gender and space since the 1990s under three main themes: sacred spaces (churches, nunneries and monasteries); vernacular architecture, and high status residences including gardens and deer parks. It is noted that from the mid-1990s the impulse to make women ‘visible’ was largely replaced by an emphasis on differences—and similarities—among and between women, men, and other social categories and contexts, such as urban and rural, and that recent studies have moved on to explore the transgression of gendered boundaries. Methodologies such as access analysis are discussed and suggestions are made for future research, including the opportunities afforded by GIS

Publication Type: Book Sections
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D111 Medieval History
D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D204 Modern History
D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
E History America > E151 United States (General)
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GT Manners and customs
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Divisions: Academic Areas > Institute of Arts and Humanities > History
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Depositing User: Mandy Richardson
Date Deposited: 25 Mar 2019 09:16
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2021 08:22

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