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Caine, Barbara

Works: 52 works in 242 publications in 4 languages and 6,027 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Case studies  Encyclopedias  Biographies  Handbooks and manuals  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: HQ1593, 305.420941
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Barbara Caine
Bombay to Bloomsbury : a biography of the Strachey family by Barbara Caine( )

18 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 925 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Richard Strachey worked in India, marrying Jane, the daughter of the Indian Chief Justice, in 1859. A successful imperial couple, they were progressive, following the ideas of Auguste Comte and J.S. Mill, and the teachings of science. Their ten children were born over a period of 27 years and reflect the development and changes in a Victorian society moving to modernity. The richness of their letters provides a picture of a large, complex, and diverse family where attitudes to the family name, gender tensions, differing views on sexuality, ideas on modernity, and varying degrees of support for feminism all played a part."--Jacket
Victorian feminists by Barbara Caine( Book )

24 editions published between 1992 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 887 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a study of Victorian feminism which focuses on four leading feminists: Emily Davies, Frances Power Cobbe, Josephine Butler, and Millicent Garrett Fawcett. This approach enables Barbara Caine to uncover the range, diversity, and complexity of Victorian feminism, and to examine the relationship between personal experience and feminist commitment. Professor Caine sets her carefully researched biographical studies of the four women, each with her own fascinating history, in the context of the Victorian feminist movement. She explores the ideas and strategies of feminists in the late nineteenth century, analysing the tensions which arose as they sought to achieve their aims. In particular, she traces the complex relationship between party politics and feminist commitment. Barbara Caine's insight into the vision and beliefs of these Victorian feminists is balanced by her scholarly understanding of the society within which they worked. She gives us vivid and perceptive portraits of four very different individuals, who nevertheless shared a commitment to improving the lot of women
Friendship : a history by Barbara Caine( )

19 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 782 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The meaning and importance of friendship have become questions of increasing interest in recent years, as declining rates of marriage and parenthood have made the family less central and friends more so in the lives of many people, particularly in the western world. Yet the history of friendship, and the ways in which it has changed its form and its meaning over time has only just begun to be discussed. Both historically and in the contemporary world, the language of friendship has not been confined to personal relationships. It is significant also in discussions or descriptions of a range of different ethical systems, social institutions and political alliances. ... This volume aims to combine an analysis of the major classical philosophical texts of friendship and their continuing importance over many centuries with a broader discussion of the changing ways in which friendship was understood and experienced in Europe from the Hellenic period to the present. It is the result of a collaborative research project that has involved philosophers and historians with special research interests in Classical Greek philosophy and in the history of medieval and renaissance, 18th century 19th and 20th century Europe."--Publisher's description
English feminism, 1780-1980 by Barbara Caine( Book )

22 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 722 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Barbara Caine's fascinating analysis of feminism in England examines the relationship between feminist thought and actions, and wider social and cultural change over tow centuries. Professor Caine investigates the complex question surrounding the concept of a feminist 'tradition', and shows how much the feminism of any particular period related to the years preceding or following it. Though feminism may have lacked the kind of legitimating tradition evident in other forms of political thought, the ghost of Mary Wollstonecraft was something which all nineteenth- and twentieth-century feminists had to come to terms with. Her story was a constant reminder of the connection between the demand for political and legal rights, and its conflation with the issues of personal and sexual rebellion. Like Wollstonecraft, every woman pioneer into the public arena faced assaults on her honour as well as on her intellectual position. The author also addresses the language of feminism: the introduction and changing meanings of the term 'feminist';the importance of literary representations of women; and the question of how one defines feminism, and establishes boundaries between feminism and the 'woman question'. She ends with a discussion of the new emphasis, post-1980s, on the need to think about 'feminisms' in the plural, rather than any single kind of feminism."--Page 4 of cover
Destined to be wives : the sisters of Beatrice Webb by Barbara Caine( Book )

14 editions published between 1986 and 2004 in English and held by 531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portret van de Engelse schrijfster en haar acht zusters tegen de achtergrond van het Victoriaanse Engeland
Biography and history by Barbara Caine( Book )

19 editions published between 2010 and 2019 in English and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biography is the oldest way of writing about historical events, and the most popular. Looking at the complex relationship between the discipline of history and the writing of lives, Biography and History provides an original and insightful introduction to a growing and increasingly important area of historical scholarship and research
Gendering European history, 1780-1920 by Barbara Caine( Book )

24 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Companion to women's historical writing( Book )

14 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In challenging the traditional narrow definition of 'history', the Companion explores the way in which women writers have negotiated and changed this ostensibly masculinist genre, and explores the relationship between feminism and the development of 'women's history'." "The Companion to Women's Historical Writing is a reference tool and an introduction to women's historical literature."--Jacket
Transitions : new Australian feminisms by Rosemary Pringle( Book )

9 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gender relations are in a period of transition. In this collection, some of Australia's leading writers and talented young scholars offer a systematic overview of the ways in which recent feminist analysis is shaping women's studies. They reflect on questions of power, difference, social structures, methodology and culture. They ask how feminism has changed in the past few years, and whether concepts like 'patriarchy' and 'oppression' are still relevant
Crossing boundaries : feminisms and the critique of knowledges by Crossing boundaries( Book )

8 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Australian feminism : a companion( Book )

7 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Australian Feminism: A Companion covers feminist theory, politics, and scholarship, feminist involvement in many facets of government and welfare, and feminist approaches to culture and to daily life. It provides both general and specialist readers with information concerning every aspect of the development of feminism in Australia. The distinctive features of Australian feminism, including its diversity, its engagement with the state, its openness to new ideas, and its connections with ideas and developments overseas, are fully explored."--Jacket
Rethinking historical distance by M Phillips( Book )

7 editions published in 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume brings new depth to the analysis of historical distance by looking at its importance in fields that extend far beyond the usual bounds of history, including psychoanalysis and the visual and performing arts. Its sources include 19th century British sculpture, musical theatre, and late 18th and 19th century fashion plates. The book offers general introductory discussions of how historical distance might best be understood in contemporary historiography, of changing ideals of distance and proximity as they have taken shape in Western thought from the Renaissance to modernity and of historical judgments and their meanings. It includes a range of essays that explore the importance of distance in relation to a number of different problems and periods, including how the use of historical distance as a framework might offer new ways of distinguishing literary fictions from histories, or a new understanding of the changing pattern of biography over the past two centuries. The range of forms and media covered by the essays in this collection greatly expands not only ways of thinking about historical distance, but the nature and meaning of history. By incorporating this wide range of different material and an equally wide range of approaches, the volume gives the discussion of historical distance a new breadth, flexibility and importance."--
Género e historia : mujeres en el cambio sociocultural europeo, de 1780 a 1920 by Barbara Caine( Book )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in Spanish and English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History at Sydney, 1891-1991 : centenary reflections( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Letters between mothers and daughters( Book )

7 editions published between 2015 and 2018 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There are now many studies of family letters in Europe, but most of them focus on marital letters and letters between parents, especially mothers, and their sons. Little attention has been paid to the letters to and from daughters. This volume seeks to begin filling that gap by exploring the continuities and changes evident in the letters written between mothers and daughters over several centuries. Some of these changes reflect the history of letters and the ways that they were written and delivered, especially the move from the use of scribes and couriers in the medieval and early modern period, which made both the writing and reading of letters a public affair, to the use of pens and the situation in which letters were able to be written in private and read only by the person to whom they were addressed. But the letters also reveal the changing nature of the mother and daughter relationship, as the formal and more distant ties evident in the early period, in which dynastic and other matters were often more important to a mother than her daughter's personal happiness, were replaced by closer and more intimate ties and a concern with particular personalities and individual needs. This book was originally published as a special issue of Women's History Review
A biography of the Strachey family by Barbara Caine( Book )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Stracheys were an intelligent and unusual family, prominent in areas such as science and feminism in the 19th century and in the suffrage movement and women's education in the 20th. Examining Lytton Strachey, his parents and nine siblings, Caine provides a picture of a diverse and complex family
The woman question in England and Australia( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Europas historia 1780-1920 : ett genusperspektiv by Barbara Caine( Book )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in Swedish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'Europa e la donna : 1780-1920 : il peso della differenza tra i sessi dalla rivoluzione francese alla I guerra mondiale by Barbara Caine( Book )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in Italian and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One hundred years of women's suffrage in Australia( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Bombay to Bloomsbury : a biography of the Strachey family A biography of the Strachey family
Victorian feministsFriendship : a historyEnglish feminism, 1780-1980Destined to be wives : the sisters of Beatrice WebbBiography and historyGendering European history, 1780-1920Companion to women's historical writingTransitions : new Australian feminisms
Alternative Names
Barbara Caine Australian historian & scholar

Barbara Caine Australisch hooglerares (1948-)