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Making Respectable Women

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Online public event, United Kingdom

Speaker

Professor Mary Evans

Leverhulme Emeritus Professor, Department of Gender Studies, LSE

Find out how the idea of 'respectable women' shifted through popular culture in the 1920s and 1930s. 

Mary Evans talks on her new book Making Respectable Women. Changing Moralities, Changing Times (Palgrave, 2020), which studies the ways in which the assessment of being or not being ‘respectable’ has been applied to women in the UK in the past one hundred and fifty years. In this talk she will concentrate on how growing popular culture – magazines, cinema etc – in the interwar years shifted expectations of how women should behave.

With live closed captions.

Mary Evans is Leverhulme Emeritus Professor, Department of Gender Studies, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK.

The British Library of Political and Economic Science (@LSELibrary) was founded in 1896, a year after the London School of Economics and Political Science. It has been based in the Lionel Robbins Building since 1978 and houses many world class collections, including The Women's Library.

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