A Companion to Gender History

A Companion to Gender History

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This companion 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 behaviour over thousands of years. It contains both thematic essays, which demonstrate how gender has intersected with other historical topics, and chronological-geographic essays, which explore gender in one area of the world during a specific period. All the essays consider the importance of class, region, ethnicity, race and religion to the formation of gendered societies. The contributions are written by scholars from across the English-speaking world, including Canada, Britain, Australia, India, New Zealand and the United States, as well as by scholars for whom English is not their first language. One of the key points to emerge from the volume as a whole is that no generalization about gender has applied to all times or all places.
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  • Paperback | 624 pages
  • 171 x 246mm
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0631223940
  • 9780631223948

Table of contents

Teresa A. Meade and Merry Wiesner-Hanks (Union College; University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee) Part I. Thematic Essays on Gender Issues in World History: 1. Sexuality: Robert Nye (Oregon State University) 2. Labor: Laura Frader (Northeastern University) 3. Family and Kinship: Merry Wiesner-Hanks (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee) 4. Religion: Ursula King (University of Bristol) 5. Law and Politics: Susan Kinsley Kent (University of Colorado, Boulder) 6. Race, Gender, and other Differences in Feminist Theory: Deirdre Keenan (Carroll College) 7. Gender and Education: Pavla Miller (RMIT in Melbourne) 8. How Images Got Their Gender: Masculinity and Femininity in the Visual Arts: Mary D. Sheriff (The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) 9. Revolution, Nationalism, Anti-imperialism: Temma Kaplan (Rutgers University) 10. Feminist Movements: Barbara Winslow (Brooklyn College of the City University of New York). Part II: Chronological and Geographical Essays: Prehistory 11. Gender and the Formation of the First Human Societies: Marcia-Anne Dobres (University of California, Berkeley) classical and post-classical societies (2000 bce 1400 ce) 12. Middle East and South Asia: Guity Nashat (University of Illinois at Chicago) 13. Gendered Themes in Early African History: David Schoenbrun (Northwestern University) 14. East Asia, China, Japan, Southeast Asia, Korea: Vivian-Lee Nyitray (University of California, Riverside) 15. Early Western Civilization Under the Sign of Gender, Europe, and the Mediterranean: Paul Halsall (University of North Florida) 16. The Americas: Rosemary A. Joyce (University of California, Berkeley) Gender and the Development of Modern Society (1400 1750) 17. Gender History, Southeast Asia, and the World Region Framework: Barbara Watson Andaya (University of Hawai i) 18. Gender in Early Modern Western Europe: Julie Hardwick (University of Texas at Austin) 19. Gender in Early Modern Eastern Europe and Russia: Nancy Shields Kollmann (Stanford University) 20. A New World Engendered, The Making of the Iberian Transatlantic Empires: Verena Stolcke (Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona) Gender and the Modern World (1750 1920) 21. The Middle East and North Africa: Judith Tucker (Georgetown University) 22. Sub-Saharan Africa: Marcia Wright (Columbia University) 23. South Asia, Southeast Asia, Australia, and New Zealand: Nupur Chaudhuri (Texas Southern University) 24. Gender in East Asia (1600 1919): Anne Walthall (University of California, Irvine) 25. Europe: Deborah Valenze (Barnard College, Columbia University) 26. Latin America and the Caribbean: Sonya Lipsett-Rivera (Carleton University) 27. North America: Linda Kealey (University of New Brunswick) Gender in the Contemporary World (1920 2003) 28. Asia: Barbara Molony (Santa Clara University) 29. Africa: Sean Redding (Amherst College) 30. Russia and Eastern Europe: Barbara Evans Clements (The University of Akron) 31. Latin America and the Caribbean: Susan Besse (City College of New York and the Graduate Center, CUNY) 32. North America, Western Europe, Australia, and New Zealand: Charles Sowerwine with Patricia Grimshaw (University of Melbourne; University of Melbourne)
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About Prof Teresa A Meade

Teresa A. Meade is Associate Professor at Union College, New York. She is the author of Constructing Identities: Settlement and Marriage on the Alta California Frontier, 1769 1860 (forthcoming) and Latin American History: A Historiographical Survey, 1965 1996 (forthcoming). Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks is Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Her recent books include Women and Gender in Early Modern Europe (1993), Discovering the Global Past: A Look at the Evidence (1997) and Christianity and Sexuality in the Early Modern World (1999).
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