The State as Master

The State as Master Gender, State Formation and Commercialisation in Urban Sweden, 1650-1780 - Gender in History

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We tend to think of state service as the typical male form of work. However, this notion does not do justice to the early history of states and their servants, and it obscures the role of women and gender entirely. Teasing out these entanglements, The state as master shows how early modern state formation was subsidized by ordinary people's work and how, at the same time, the changing relationship between state authorities and families shaped the understanding of work and gender. This book is both a fascinating story of the hardships of customs official families in small Swedish towns and an innovative analysis of state formation and its short- and long-term effects.

Book information

ISBN: 9781526100641
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Imprint: Manchester University Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 352.4480948509032
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 200
Weight: 350g
Height: 145mm
Width: 223mm
Spine width: 18mm