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Learning from the Lasses: Women of the Patrick Geddes Circle

Learning from the Lasses: Women of the Patrick Geddes Circle (Paperback)

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In his time his revolutionary ideas appealed to women and he was surrounded by more than a generation of clever and forceful women. One who could say that `life is not really a gladiators' show; it is rather a vast mothers' meeting!' could not fail to attract followers. WALTER STEPHENPatrick Geddes - Sociologist, Town Planner, Biologist, Peace Warrior. It is well known that this extraordinary Scot shaped the cityscape of Edinburgh, but for the first time Walter Stephen turns the lens onto the strong, wilful women who influenced the revolutionary man - and who were in turn influenced by him.From his wife and mother in Scotland, to a nun in India and a Marchioness in Ireland, this insightful volume shows the wide range of women across the globe whose lives intertwined with Geddes's, whether professionally or personally.Delving deeper into Geddes's personal life than ever before, Walter Stephen and his fellow Modern Geddesians go beyond the surface of the Scotsman's acclaimed works to reveal the female characters that shaped him throughout his life. Contributors include: Veronica Burbridge, Sian Reynolds, Anne-Michelle Slater, Kenny Munro, Swami Narasimhananda, Sofia Leonard, Kenneth MacLean, Robert Morris and Kate Henderson.A well-researched and thoughtfully written book. SCOTTISH REVIEW OF BOOKS on The Evolution of Evolution[The book] makes the reader realise in what esteem Geddes should be held, not just in Scotland, but across the globe. LALLANS MAGAZINE on A Vigorous Institution

History & PoliticsRegional & national historyEuropean historyBritish & Irish history Publisher: Luath Press Ltd Publication Date: 08/03/2014 ISBN-13: 9781910021064  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
Availability: Currently unavailable. Foyles can order for despatch to customer when the publisher is re-supplied on 31/03/2018.  

WALTER STEPHEN was born in Thurso, Caithness and educated in Glasgow and Edinburgh, with degrees in Geography, Economic History and Education. He was Principal Teacher of Geography in distinguished schools in Fife and Edinburgh, then became the first Adviser in Social Studies in Edinburgh and Senior Adviser in Lothian Region. In schools shrunk by falling student numbers, he set up Castlehill Urban Studies Centre, the first successful Urban Studies Centre in Britain, and the History of Education Centre.

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