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Thane, Pat

Works: 84 works in 414 publications in 5 languages and 9,702 library holdings
Genres: History  Encyclopedias  Dictionaries  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Editor, Author, Other
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Most widely held works by Pat Thane
Old age from Antiquity to post-modernity by Paul Johnson( )

17 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in English and held by 1,802 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Featuring both methodological and empirical studies, Old Age represents a substantial contribution to the historical understanding of old age in past societies, as well as to the debate about post-modernism in historical study
Women and citizenship in Britain and Ireland in the twentieth century : what difference did the vote make? by Esther Breitenbach( )

17 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 1,263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The continuing under-representation of women in political and public life remains a matter of concern across a wide range of countries, including the UK and Ireland. Within the UK it is a topical issue as political parties currently debate strategies, often controversial, which will increase women's representation. At the same time, devolution has ushered in significant change in the level of women's representation in Scotland and Wales and improved representation for women in Northern Ireland. That such increases in women's representation in political institutions have been slow in
A history of old age by Pat Thane( Book )

37 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Here six authors examine how the best thinkers and artists of each historical epoch in the West have treated old age. They examine, too, the myths that have grown up around it - especially in our own time, when we firmly believe that never have people grown so old as they now do! - and the images, both visual and verbal, that have been created to encapsulate that thing which we shall all become. Opulently and ingeniously illustrated with reproductions drawn from an astonishingly wide range of eras and media, A History of Old Age provides a welcome and refreshing look at what the subject has meant to the Greeks and the Romans, the medievals, the Romantics, and the modern men and women of rootless urban societies."--Jacket
The foundations of the welfare state by Pat Thane( Book )

49 editions published between 1982 and 2016 in English and held by 625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thane places strong emphasis on voluntary action and the role of women in the shaping of social policy, and sets the development of the welfare system in its wider social, economic and political context
The history of families and households : comparative European dimensions by Silvia Sovič( )

11 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maternity and gender policies : women and the rise of the European welfare states, 1880s-1950s by Gisela Bock( Book )

31 editions published between 1991 and 2016 in English and held by 563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This important collection is the first to analyse the influence of women's movements on the emergence of Europe's welfare states and the limits to that influence. It reveals how these organizations influenced and promoted new welfare policies, particularly in relation to the needs of women and children. It not only examines these developments in the different countries, but explores state attitudes towards gender before and after the rise of the dictatorships in Germany, Italy and Spain, in comparison to democracies in Britain, France, Sweden and Norway." "These studies go further than revealing how European women sought to obtain more rights. By exploring how they sought to make effective use of them, they show that this widespread struggle for mothers' welfare was not a diversion from feminist goals, but intrinsic to the transformation of the gender-based distribution of resources and power in society. In emphasizing the role of women's history within a political, rather than a social context, the research throws new light on feminism, especially in the inter-war period, and makes a significant contribution to contemporary women's studies."--BOOK JACKET
Old age in English history : past experiences, present issues by Pat Thane( Book )

22 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the turn of the millennium more people are living into their 70s and beyond. This book shows that old people have always been an important presence in English society. It describes the variety of ways in which they have lived their lives
The power of the past : essays for Eric Hobsbawm( Book )

16 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Origins of British social policy by Pat Thane( Book )

19 editions published between 1973 and 2019 in English and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Labour's first century( Book )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Labour Party's centenary is an appropriate moment to evaluate its performance across the twentieth century, and to reflect on why a party which has so many achievements to its credit has nonetheless spent so much of the period in opposition. Duncan Tanner, Pat Thane and Nick Tiratsoo have assembled a team of acknowledged experts who cover a wide range of key issues, from economic policy to gender. The editors also provide a lucid, accessible introduction. Labour's First Century covers the most important areas of party policy and practice, always placing these in a broader context. Taken together, the essays provide a fundamental challenge to those who minimise the party's contribution, whilst also explaining why mistakes and weaknesses have occurred. Everyone interested in British political history - whether supporters or opponents of the Labour Party - will want to read Labour's First Century."--Jacket
Unequal Britain : equalities in Britain since 1945 by Pat Thane( Book )

13 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philosophers and social theorists have long debated what equality is, and this title probes what this means for both those at the centre and on the margins of society
Women and ageing in British society since 1500 by L. A Botelho( Book )

18 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gender issues are now an integral part of all history courses, and this series will tackle themes in gender history from the early medieval period through to the present day
Sinners? Scroungers? Saints? : unmarried motherhood in twentieth-century England by Pat Thane( Book )

16 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covers the stories of unwed mothers and one of the voluntary organization that supported them throughout the century: The National Council for the Unmarried Mother and Her Child (which renamed itself), The National Council for One Parent Families, (and is now, after a merger, called Gingerbread)
Britain's pensions crisis : history and policy( Book )

6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

British pensions are in crisis. This volume discusses both the politics and economics of this key area of social policy, and considers developments in the systems of other European countries and in North America
Reassessing 1970s Britain by Lawrence Black( Book )

9 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book examines a decade of extraordinary ferment in ideas, and the battles about those ideas out of which emerged the Britain of the late-twentieth century. In addressing the ideational contours of the decade, Reassessing 1970s Britain takes an innovative approach. It assembles a group of actors who were influential in generating and disseminating new ideas in the 1970s to reflect on key texts and arguments in which they were closely involved during that decade, and debate them with contemporary historians. It ranges over a wide field, encompassing politics, economics, women's liberation, and popular culture. It also engages with the ways in which such ideas were disseminated to a wider audience. Reassessing 1970s Britain will be of interest to lecturers and students in a wide range of disciplines: modern British history, economic history, cultural history, social history, politics, gender studies, and cultural studies
Cassell's companion to twentieth-century Britain by Pat Thane( Book )

9 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work covers the period from World War 1 to the age of Blair and New Labour. Its 750 entries not only deal with key political, diplomatic and military events and developments, but also provide coverage of economic, social and cultural matters
Essays in social history by Michael W Flinn( Book )

16 editions published between 1900 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Divided kingdom : a history of Britain, 1900 to the present by Pat Thane( Book )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How has the UK evolved into the country it is today? This clear, comprehensive survey of its history since 1900 explores the political, economic, social and cultural changes which have divided the nation and held it together, and how these changes were experienced by individuals and communities. Pat Thane challenges conventional interpretations of Britain's past based on stark contrasts, like the dull, conservative 1950s versus the liberated 'swinging sixties', and explores the key themes of nationalisms, the rise and fall of the welfare state, economic success and failure, imperial decline, and the UK's relationship with Europe. Highlighting changing living standards and expectations and inequalities of class, income, wealth, race, gender, sexuality, religion and place, she reveals what has (and has not) changed in the UK since 1900, why, and how, helping the reader to understand how our contemporary society, including its divisions and inequalities, was formed.--
Maternidad y políticas de género : la mujer en los estados de bienestar europeos, 1880-1950( Book )

5 editions published between 1991 and 1996 in Spanish and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cassell's companion to twentieth-century British history by Pat Thane( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Old age from Antiquity to post-modernity
Women and citizenship in Britain and Ireland in the twentieth century : what difference did the vote make?A history of old ageMaternity and gender policies : women and the rise of the European welfare states, 1880s-1950sOld age in English history : past experiences, present issuesThe power of the past : essays for Eric HobsbawmLabour's first centuryUnequal Britain : equalities in Britain since 1945Women and ageing in British society since 1500
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Thane, P

Thane, Pat

Thane, Patricia

Thane, Patricia 1942-

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