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Gender and policing in early modern England, Jonah Miller.

Summary
This book traces the beginnings of a shift from one model of gendered power to another. Over the course of the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries, traditional practices of local government by heads of household began to be undermined by new legal ideas about what it meant to hold office. In London, this enabled the emergence of a new kind of officeholding and a new kind of policing, rooted in a fraternal culture of official masculinity. London officers arrested, searched, and sometimes assaulted people on the basis of gendered suspicions, especially poorer women. Gender and Policing in Early Modern England describes how a recognisable form of gendered policing emerged from practices of local government by patriarchs and addresses wider questions about the relationship between gender and the state
Table Of Contents
Office and household -- The law of office -- Office and manhood -- Arrests -- Searches
Language
eng
Literary Form
non fiction
Edition
1st ed.
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 07 Jun 2023)
Physical Description
1 online resource (xi, 253 pages), digital, PDF file(s).
Specific Material Designation
remote
Form Of Item
online
Isbn
9781009305150

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