Susan M. Cogan Receives Honorable Mention for the PCCBS Book Prize
The Pacific Coast Conference on British Studies is a forum for the exchange and discussion of all aspects of British Studies. During this year's annual (virtual) conference, an Honorable Mention was awarded to Susan M. Cogan for her book Catholic Social Networks in Early Modern England: Kinship, Gender, and Coexistence.
2020/2021 PCCBS Book Prize Honorable Mention Citation:
"Susan M. Cogan’s Catholic Social Networks in Early Modern England is a finely textured analysis of the way Catholic families continued to be part of the warp and weft of early modern society. She provides a complex view of how these families nurtured their social networks in times of conflict and concord alike. Female kin played a critical role in both strengthening Catholic familial alliances and establishing harmony between Catholic and Protestant branches. Cogan also beautifully illuminates the material word of English Catholic families, showing how gardens, architecture, and design reinforced Catholic identities and lived experiences. It is a fine first book."
Many congratulations to Susan Cogan for this receiving this fantastic recognition!
About the Book
Catholic Social Networks in Early Modern England: Kinship, Gender, and Coexistence explores the lived experience of Catholic women and men in the post-Reformation century. Set against the background of the gendered dynamics of English society, this book demonstrates that English Catholics were potent forces in the shaping of English culture, religious policy, and the emerging nation-state. Drawing on kinship and social relationships rooted in the medieval period, post Reformation English Catholic women and men used kinship, social networks, gendered strategies, political actions, and cultural activities like architecture and gardening to remain connected to patrons and to ensure the survival of their families through a period of deep social and religious change. This book contributes to recent scholarship on religious persecution and coexistence in post-Reformation Europe by demonstrating how English Catholics shaped state policy and enforcement of religious minorities and helped to define the character of early models of citizenship formation.
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