Journals Higher Education



Published: 30 June 2013

256 Pages | 19 Illustrations, black & white, 6 Tables, black & white

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780719087158

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Women, Travel and Identity

Journeys by rail and sea, 1870-1940

Emma Robinson-Tomsett

Published by Manchester University Press

Gender in History MUP

  • Focuses upon paying British women passengers on ships and trains rather than female ship and rail staff or women travelling around countries, mechanics of transport or what happened in the destination itself
  • Offers new statistical account of how many British women made these journeys by using ship passenger lists
  • Takes a multi-faceted approach: considers journey as a social act, leisure act, spatial experience, identity experience, not just an act of mobility
  • Multiple personal, cultural and institutional sources are used to create a holistic understanding of the female journey abroad
  • Considers women of all ages, social, marital and work status - not limited to famous women as previous studies have often been

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