• Home
  • Polly Thanailaki
Polly Thanailaki

Polly Thanailaki

About

9
Publications
267
Reads
How we measure 'reads'
A 'read' is counted each time someone views a publication summary (such as the title, abstract, and list of authors), clicks on a figure, or views or downloads the full-text. Learn more
3
Citations

Publications

Publications (9)
Chapter
At the turn of nineteenth century, the Balkan Peninsula situated in the southeastern part of Europe was a turbulent area. During this period, the Arsakeion girls’ school based in Athens represented a particular case as female education in Greece was completely neglected. Moreover, the school played an important national role as it trained women-tea...
Chapter
The present chapter discusses married-women’s lives in the rural Greek and Italian communities by focusing on the two cultures. It compares the social background in the two different settings and provides a broad framework of scholarly approach on female status. Moreover, the roles of the women as spouses, mothers, spinsters or widows, grandmothers...
Chapter
The present chapter focuses on female education in the Greek countryside. It also seeks to explore why schooling was a taboo for the parents who were prejudiced against their daughters’ education. Another problem was the fact that the Greek villagers could not afford schooling because they were poor. Girls were destined to stay at home and serve as...
Chapter
The present chapter focuses on rural women’s social presence and participation through dance and vocal performances. These two elements served as the best vehicles for asserting their roles and for shaping their status in the local communities. The research on this chapter revealed that females in the Balkan villages were one of the main participan...
Chapter
The present chapter studies the structure of the patriarchal family in the countryside in southern Europe. In this region women and daughters were the victims of masculine authority because it was their fathers’ role to safeguard their honor, a duty that later was assigned to their husbands. The moral code dictated that marriage had to be arranged...
Chapter
The present chapter explores the protestant female missionary educational attempts in the countryside of the Balkans. It seeks to connect the dissemination of the protestant religious beliefs with the spreading of female schooling in the villages of the Balkans. An attempt is made to study the missionaries’ efforts to eradicate illiteracy by focusi...
Chapter
This chapter explores rural women’s schooling in the greater area of the Balkans. It argues that girls had no access to schools whilst they were burdened with heavy domestic chores. Although some progress had been achieved and few attempts had been made in many regions, the emphasis on the need ‘to step up in the fight’ for a non-gendered discrimin...
Book
This book provides an overview of women’s opportunities for schooling, their social activities, and the social biases they faced in rural communities in Greece, Italy and parts of the Balkans during the 19th and early 20th century. It examines such topics as female illiteracy, the efforts of women-protestant missionaries to expand knowledge through...
Article
During the nineteenth century the foundations were laid for the advance of female education. At the same time it was still not easy for women to enter the fields of mathematics and science. In Greece the situation was worse than in some other countries: women were not allowed to matriculate at Athens University until the last decades of the century...