What is Gender History What is Gender History



This book provides a short and accessible introduction to the field of gender history, one that has vastly expanded in scope and substance since the mid 1970s.

Author: Sonya O. Rose

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780745659091

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This book provides a short and accessible introduction to the field of gender history, one that has vastly expanded in scope and substance since the mid 1970s. Paying close attention to both classic texts in the field and the latest literature, the author examines the origins and development of the field and elucidates current debates and controversies. She highlights the significance of race, class and ethnicity for how gender affects society, culture and politics as well as delving into histories of masculinity. The author discusses in a clear and straightforward manner the various methods and approaches used by gender historians. Consideration is given to how the study of gender illuminates the histories of revolution, war and nationalism, industrialization and labor relations, politics and citizenship, colonialism and imperialism using as examples research dealing with the histories of a number of areas across the globe. Written by one of the leading scholars in this vibrant field, What is Gender History? will be the ideal introduction for students of all levels.

Gender History in PracticeGender History in Practice



The eight essays collected in this volume examine the practice of gender history and its impact on our understanding of European history.

Author: Kathleen Canning

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801489717

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Page: 285

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The eight essays collected in this volume examine the practice of gender history and its impact on our understanding of European history. Each essay takes up a major methodological or theoretical issue in feminist history and illustrates the necessity of critiquing and redefining the concepts of body, citizenship, class, and experience through historical case studies. Kathleen Canning opens the book with a new overview of the state of the art in European gender history. She considers how gender history has revised the master narratives in some fields within modern European history (such as the French Revolution) but has had a lesser impact in others (Weimar and Nazi Germany). Gender History in Practice includes two essays now regarded as classics?Feminist History after the 'Linguistic Turn' and The Body as Method--as well as new chapters on experience, citizenship, and subjectivity. Other essays in the book draw on Canning's work at the intersection of labor history, the history of the welfare state, and the history of the body, showing how the gendered social body was shaped in Imperial Germany. The book concludes with a pair of essays on the concepts of class and citizenship in German history, offering critical perspectives on feminist understandings of citizenship. Featuring an extensive thematic bibliography of influential works in gender history and theory that will prove invaluable to students and scholars, Gender History in Practice offers new insights into the history of Germany and Central Europe as well as a timely assessment of gender history's accomplishments and challenges. --Mary Nolan, New York University

A Companion to Gender HistoryA Companion to Gender History



All the essays consider the importance of class, region, ethnicity, race, and religion to the formation of gendered societies.

Author: Teresa A. Meade

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470692820

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Page: 688

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A Companion to Gender History surveys the history of women around the world, studies their interaction with men in gendered societies, and looks at the role of gender in shaping human behavior over thousands of years. An extensive survey of the history of women around the world, their interaction with men, and the role of gender in shaping human behavior over thousands of years. Discusses family history, the history of the body and sexuality, and cultural history alongside women’s history and gender history. Considers the importance of class, region, ethnicity, race and religion to the formation of gendered societies. Contains both thematic essays and chronological-geographic essays. Gives due weight to pre-history and the pre-modern era as well as to the modern era. Written by scholars from across the English-speaking world and scholars for whom English is not their first language.

Gender History Across EpistemologiesGender History Across Epistemologies



Essays present epistemological and theoretical debates central in gender history over the past two decades Contributions within this volume to the work on gender history are approached from a wide range of disciplinary locations and ...

Author: Donna R. Gabaccia

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118508220

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Page: 352

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Gender History Across Epistemologies offers broad rangeof innovative approaches to gender history. The essays reveal howhistorians of gender are crossing boundaries - disciplinary,methodological, and national - to explore new opportunities forviewing gender as a category of historical analysis. Essays present epistemological and theoretical debates centralin gender history over the past two decades Contributions within this volume to the work on gender historyare approached from a wide range of disciplinary locations andapproaches The volume demonstrates that recent approaches to genderhistory suggest surprising crossovers and even the discovery ofcommon grounds

Gender History in a Transnational PerspectiveGender History in a Transnational Perspective



By looking at the restless lives and work of women’s activists in informal border-crossings, ephemeral NGOs, the lower management of established international organizations, and other global networks, this volume reflects the potential of ...

Author: Oliver Janz

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9781782382751

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Page: 296

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Recent debates have used the concept of "transnational history" to broaden research on historical subjects that transcend national boundaries and encourage a shift away from official inter-state interactions to institutions, groups, and actors that have been obscured. This approach proves particularly fruitful for the dynamic field of global gender and women's history. By looking at the restless lives and work of women's activists in informal border-crossings, ephemeral NGOs, the lower management of established international organizations, and other global networks, this volume reflects the potential of a new perspective that allows for a more adequate analysis of transnational activities. By pointing out cultural hierarchies, the vicissitudes of translation and re-interpretation, and the ambiguity of intercultural exchange, this volume demonstrates the critical potential of transnational history. It allows us to see the limits of universalist and cosmopolitan claims so dear to many historical actors and historians.

Women s and Gender HistoryWomen s and Gender History



In this essay, Edwards surveys recent scholarship in these burgeoning fields, and illustrates effectively how many previous assumptions, especially pertaining to women's history, have been overturned.

Author: Rebecca Edwards

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ISBN: 0872291952

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Page: 40

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The studies of women and gender are historiographical fields that have benefited greatly from the cultural turnof the past 20 years. In this essay, Edwards surveys recent scholarship in these burgeoning fields, and illustrates effectively how many previous assumptions, especially pertaining to women's history, have been overturned.

Gender in World HistoryGender in World History



With truly global coverage, this book enables students to understand how gender roles have varied across the world and over time, and the vital role of gender in structuring social and political relationships.

Author: Peter N. Stearns

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317524502

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Page: 210

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Covering societies from classical times to the twenty-first century, Gender in World History is a fascinating exploration of what happens to established ideas about men, women, and gender roles when different cultural systems come into contact. The book breaks new ground to facilitate a consistent approach to gender in a world history context. Now in its third edition, the book has been thoroughly updated, including: expanded treatment of Africa under Islamic influence expanded discussion of southeast Asia a new chapter on contemporary Latin America representations of individual women engagement with recent work on gender history and theory. With truly global coverage, this book enables students to understand how gender roles have varied across the world and over time, and the vital role of gender in structuring social and political relationships. Providing a succinct, current overview of the history of gender throughout the world, Gender in World History remains essential reading for students of world history.

Reading Canadian Women s and Gender HistoryReading Canadian Women s and Gender History



Inspired by the question of "what's next?" in the field of Canadian women's and gender history, this broadly historiographical volume represents a conversation among established and emerging scholars who share a commitment to understanding ...

Author: Nancy Janovicek

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781442629714

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Page: 368

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By putting past and present scholarship into dialogue with each other, this book addresses accomplishments in Canadian women's and gender history, as well as ongoing silences and absences.

Gender in HistoryGender in History



Category of Historical Analysis,'” American Historical Review, 113:5 (2008), 1344
–1430, which has articles by six historians about gender history around the world
and a response by Scott. The development of women's and gender history ...

Author: Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444351729

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Page: 248

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Updated with new material to reflect the latest developments in the field, Gender in History: Global Perspectives, 2nd Edition, provides a concise overview of the construction of gender in world cultures from the Paleolithic era to modern times. Includes examples drawn from the most recent scholarship relating to a diverse range of cultures, from Ancient Mesopotamia to post-Soviet Russia, and from the Igbo of Nigeria, to the Iroquois of north eastern North America. Reflects new developments in the field with added coverage of primates, slavery, colonialism, masculinity, and transgender issues Features significant discussion of the Paleolithic and Neolithic periods, an important trend in the study of world history Lays out key theoretical and methodological issues in an introduction that is written in accessible language Supplementary material for instructors and students available at www.wiley.com/go/wiesnerhanks

The Houses of HistoryThe Houses of History



10 Gender and history Gender history arose from women's dissatisfaction with
their historical invisibility , but subsequently expanded its scope to investigate
specifically masculine history as well . While historians such as Alice Clark , Ivy ...

Author: Anna Green

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 0719052556

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Page: 338

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The only history and theory textbook to include accessible extracts from a wide range of historical writing. Provides a comprehensive introduction to the theorists who have most inflenced twentieth-century historians. Chapters follow a consistent structure, putting difficult ideas into an accessible context. This is the only critical reader aimed at the undergraduate market.

Gender Relations In German HistoryGender Relations In German History



This collection of essays examines the construction of gender norms in early modern and modern Germany.

Author: Lynn Abrams

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000159219

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Page: 272

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This collection of essays examines the construction of gender norms in early modern and modern Germany.; The modes of reinforcement by the state, the church, the law and marriage, and the resistance to these norms by individuals, are central to each of the contributions.; It examines discourses of the body and sexuality and the relations between gender and power. Similarly, the usefulness of the "public/private paradigm" familiar to gender historians is further challenged.

Gender and ImperialismGender and Imperialism



INTRODUCTION Gender and imperialism : mapping the connections Clare
Midgley This book brings together two traditionally separate areas of historical
literature : writings on women and gender on the one hand , and scholarship on
British ...

Author: Clare Midgley

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 0719048206

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Page: 228

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This book marks an important new intervention into a vibrant area of scholarship, creating a dialogue between the histories of imperialism and of women and gender. By engaging critically with both traditional British imperial history and colonial discourse analysis, the essays demonstrate how feminist historians can play a central role in creating new histories of British imperialism. Chronologically, the focus is on the late eighteenth to early twentieth centuries, while geographically the essays range from the Caribbean to Australia and span India, Africa, Ireland and Britain itself. Topics explored include the question of female agency in imperial contexts, the relationships between feminism and nationalism, and questions of sexuality, masculinity and imperial power.

Gender Differences and the Making of Liturgical HistoryGender Differences and the Making of Liturgical History



gender history's keyinterpretive strategies,with afocus on theirbearing on
liturgical historiography, and conclude with some reflections on the commitments
that ultimately motivate a gender attentive inquiry into liturgy's past. Toput what
will ...

Author: Professor Teresa Berger

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781409481492

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Mapping uncharted territory in the study of liturgy's past, this book offers a history to contemporary questions around gender and liturgical life. Teresa Berger looks at liturgy's past through the lens of gender history, understood as attending not only to the historically prominent binary of "men" and "women" but to all gender identities, including inter-sexed persons, ascetic virgins, eunuchs, and priestly men. Demonstrating what a gender-attentive inquiry is able to achieve, Berger explores both traditional fundamentals such as liturgical space and eucharistic practice and also new ways of studying the past, for example by asking about the developing link between liturgical presiding and priestly masculinity. Drawing on historical case studies and focusing particularly on the early centuries of Christian worship, this book ultimately aims at the present by lifting a veil on liturgy's past to allow for a richly diverse notion of gender differences as these continue to shape liturgical life.

Gender ConflictsGender Conflicts



Internationally , feminist historians have developed the concept of gender history
as a way of making similar claims . 14 The purpose of gender history is to
understand all social relations as gendered - which is very different from the
search for ...

Author: Franca Iacovetta

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 0802067735

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Page: 303

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In the early 1970s, when women's history began to claim attention as an emerging discipline in North American universities, it was dominated by a middle-class Anglo-Saxon bias. Today the field is much more diverse, a development reflected in the scope of this volume. Rather than documenting the experiences of women solely in a framework of gender analysis, its authors recognize the interaction of race, class, and gender as central in shaping women's lives, and men's. These essays represent an exciting breakthrough in women's studies, expanding the borders of the discipline while breaking down barriers between mainstream and women's history.

Gender and the Politics of HistoryGender and the Politics of History



This landmark work from a renowned feminist historian is a foundational demonstration of the uses of gender as a conceptual tool for cultural and historical analysis.

Author: Joan Wallach Scott

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231547611

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This landmark work from a renowned feminist historian is a foundational demonstration of the uses of gender as a conceptual tool for cultural and historical analysis. Joan Wallach Scott offers a trenchant critique of the compartmentalization of women’s history, arguing that political and social categories are always fundamentally shaped by gender and that questions of gender are essential to considerations of difference in history. Exploring topics ranging from language and class to the politics of work and family, Gender and the Politics of History is a vital contribution to feminist history and historical methodology that also speaks more broadly to the ongoing redefinition of gender in our political and cultural vocabularies. This anniversary edition of a classic text in feminist theory and history shows the evergreen relevance of Scott’s work to the humanities and social sciences. In a new preface, Scott reflects on the book’s legacy and implications for contemporary politics as well as what she has reconsidered as a result of her engagement with psychoanalytic theory. The book also includes a previously unpublished essay, “The Conundrum of Equality,” which takes up issues concerning affirmative action.

Gender and HistoryGender and History



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The Road to 'Gender' PART II GENDER HISTORY.

Author: Susan Kingsley Kent

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9780230357273

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What is gender and who has it? History, theory and gender are inextricably linked, but how exactly do they fit together? How do historians use theories about gender to write history? In this jargon-free introduction, Susan Kingsley Kent presents a student-friendly guide to the origins, conceptual framework, subjectmatter and methods of gender history. Assuming no prior knowledge, Gender and History: ■ sets out clear definitions of theory, history and gender ■ explains that gender is not solely applicable to women, but to men as well ■ tackles the hotly debated topic of power and gender relations ■ explores gender history from a variety of angles, including anthropology, psychology and philosophy ■ spans a broad chronological period, from the times of Aristotle to the present day ■ includes a helpful glossary that explains key terms and concepts at a glance. Lively and approachable, this is an essential text for anyone who wishes to learn how to use theories of gender in their historical studies.

Gender HistoryGender History



Collating scholarly historical texts on the subject from the last 50 years from a wide range of sources, this four-volume set offers a key knowledge resource for the field.

Author: Bonnie G. Smith

Publisher: Critical and Primary Sources

ISBN: 1474265219

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Page: 1600

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Collating scholarly historical texts on the subject from the last 50 years from a wide range of sources, this four-volume set offers a key knowledge resource for the field. Arranged chronologically in terms of the time period studied for ease of use, the four volumes assemble around 100 essays and papers from the pioneering pieces published in the 1960s and 1970s through to the landmark texts of the recent past and present. There is a global scope and?Gender History: Critical Readings? gives crucial insights into how the field was formed, how it developed and into how gender history will be studied in the future.

Gender in World HistoryGender in World History



Professor of History and Provost Peter N Stearns, Peter N. Stearns. Introduction ...
half century . Historical research on gender has explored a wide variety of
societies , besides the West , bringing gender history and world history
Introduction.

Author: Professor of History and Provost Peter N Stearns

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415223105

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Page: 162

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Completely updated to include with new chapters, this is second edition is a fascinating exploration of what happens to established ideads about men and women, and their roles, when different cultural systems come into contact.