Gender and History

Author: Susan Kingsley Kent
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137268182
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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.

Women and Gender in International History

Author: Karen Garner
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472576144
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Most governments and global political organizations have been dominated by male leaders and structures that institutionalize male privilege. As Women and Gender in International History reveals, however, women have participated in and influenced the traditional concerns of international history even as they have expanded those concerns in new directions. Karen Garner provides a timely synthesis of key scholarship and establishes the influential roles that women and gender power relations have wielded in determining the course of international history. From the early-20th century onward, women have participated in state-to-state relations and decisions about when to pursue diplomacy or when to go to war to settle international conflicts. Particular women, as well as masculine and feminine gender role constructs, have also influenced the establishment and evolution of intergovernmental organizations and their political, social and economic policy making regimes and agencies. Additionally, feminists have critiqued male-dominated diplomatic establishment and intergovernmental organizations and have proposed alternative theories and practices. This text integrates women, and gender and feminist analyses, into the study of international history in order to produce a broader understanding of processes of international change during the 20th and 21st centuries.

The Houses of History

Author: Anna Green
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9780719052552
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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.

The SAGE Handbook of Historical Theory

Author: Nancy Partner
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412931142
Format: PDF
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The editors introduce the core areas of current debate within historical theory, bringing the reader as up to date with continuing debates and current developments as is possible. This important handbook brings together in one volume discussions of the role of modernity, empiricism, realism, post-modernity and deconstruction in the historian’s craft. Chapters are written by leading writers from around the world and cover a wide spread of historical sub-disciplines, such as social history, intellectual history, narrative, gender, memory, psycho-analysis and cultural studies, taking in, along the way, the work of thinkers such as Paul Ricouer, Michel Foucault and Hayden White.

Gender and History

Author: Leonore Davidoff
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN: 9780631219989
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book presents a wide-ranging and important collection of new work on gender history. It includes a variety of international contributions which provide the reader with a global perspective on how gender history has developed and where it is going. The subjects covered include gendered space, colonial identites, biology and science, politics, citizenship and the public shere, work, family, and oral history. Ranging from Europe to Asia, Australia to North and South America, together the essays provide an essential guide to the recent and future direction of gender history.

Gender and the Politics of History

Author: Joan Wallach Scott
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231547617
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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.

Women and Comedy

Author: Peter Dickinson
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1611476445
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Women and Comedy: History, Theory, Practice brings together leading researchers from Canada, the United States, and Europe in an interdisciplinary collection of essays to chart the future of critical inquiry in gender and comedy studies.

Writing Gender History

Author: Laura Lee Downs
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
ISBN: 9780340807965
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Feminist scholarship has changed history writing to where it is no longer imaginable to write history, whether of the political, military, social, economic, or intellectual varieties, without taking gender into account. Downs's book explores the evolution of historical writing about women and gender from the 1930s until the early twenty-first century. The discussion moves from women's history to gender history, and then to poststructuralist challenges to women's and gender history. Designed to be accessible to students, discussion focuses neither on abstract theory nor on historiography per se, but rather upon the practical application of theory in historical scholarship on women and gender.

Gender in History

Author: Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781444351729
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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