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Author Woods, Carly S., author.

Title Debating women : gender, education, and spaces for argument, 1835-1945 / Carly S. Woods.

Publication Info. East Lansing : Michigan State University Press, [2018]


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Description 1 online resource (xxi, 315 pages) : illustrations
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Series Rhetoric and public affairs series
Rhetoric and public affairs series.
Book collections on Project MUSE.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction -- "The first girls' debating club" : creating a legacy at Oberlin College, 1835-1935 -- "Women of infinite variety" : the Ladies' Edinburgh Debating Society as an intergenerational argument culture, 1865-1935 -- "Britain's brainy beauties" : intercultural encounter on the 1928 British women's debate tour of the United States -- "Your gown is lovely, but..." : negotiating citizenship at Pennsylvania state colleges, 1928-1945 -- Conclusion.
Summary "Spanning a historical period that begins with women's exclusion from university debates and continues through their participation in coeducational intercollegiate competitions, Debating Women highlights the crucial role that debating organizations played as women sought to access the fruits of higher education in the United States and United Kingdom. Despite various obstacles, women transformed forests, parlors, dining rooms, ocean liners, classrooms, auditoriums, and prisons into vibrant spaces for ritual argument. There, they not only learned to speak eloquently and argue persuasively but also used debate to establish a legacy, explore difference, engage in intercultural encounter, and articulate themselves as citizens. These debaters engaged with the issues of the day, often performing, questioning, and occasionally refining norms of gender, race, class, and nation. In tracing their involvement in an activity at the heart of civic culture, Woods demonstrates that debating women have much to teach us about the ongoing potential for debate to move arguments, ideas, and people to new spaces"--Publisher's description.
Note Description based on print version record.
Subject Debates and debating -- Great Britain -- History.
Debates and debating -- United States -- History.
Public speaking for women -- History -- 20th century.
Public speaking for women -- History -- 19th century.
Debates and debating -- Societies, etc. -- History.
Débats et controverses -- Grande-Bretagne -- Histoire.
Débats et controverses -- États-Unis -- Histoire.
Femmes -- Art de parler en public -- Histoire -- 20e siècle.
Femmes -- Art de parler en public -- Histoire -- 19e siècle.
Débats et controverses -- Associations -- Histoire.
HISTORY / United States / 19th Century
Debates and debating
Debates and debating -- Societies, etc.
Public speaking for women
Great Britain
United States
Gay studies.
Lesbian studies.
Gender studies.
Chronological Term 1800-1999
Indexed Term Women debaters
Genre/Form History
Added Author Project Muse.
Other Form: Print version: 9781611862959 1611862957 (DLC) 2017055642 (OCoLC)1031422924
ISBN 9781609175757 (electronic bk.)
1609175751 (electronic bk.)
9781628953381 (electronic bk.)
1628953381 (electronic bk.)
9781611862959 (pbk. : alk. paper)
Standard No. CHSLU 001334636
AU@ 000075798682

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