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In 1988 John Bohstedt sought to bring a conclusive answer in a substantial
article which purports to demolish "the myth of the feminine food riot".2 Bohstedt'
s conclusions are as follows: Women did not dominate food riots; food riots were
not a ...
Since all historians show riots in which men also were highly visible, or in which
men and women acted together, no-one has suggested that food riots were "a
distinctly feminine province". In his eagerness to drive this mythical opponent
2 That is not the whole truth about women and authority, but food riots provide an
important and weighty chunk of evidence, which must not be tidied away. It may
enlarge our sense of the possibilities of feminine "nature". The more difficult ...
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This is a worthy companion to The Making of the English Working Class; it's ironic that where the latter is omnipresent as a coursebook and an entry-level work for its subject, this book is now out of ... Read full review
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