‘Opinions deliver ‘d in conversation’: Conversation, Politics, and Gender in the Late Eighteenth Century
This chapter analyses the diaries of a late 18th-century gentlewoman, Katherine Plymley, and her wide network to understand the complex and often conflicting ways in which women were able to construct themselves as members of civil society. A consideration of the ways in which the home could be invested with wider political and civil significance forms the basis of this chapter. In order to analyse the gendered processes involved, and the implications of this relationship between the home and the ‘public sphere’ for women, the cultural politics of conversation is considered.
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