Feminism and History

Feminism and History

by Joan Wallach Scott, Joan Wallach Scott
     
 

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This stimulating volume offers a cross-disciplinary selection of recent articles on feminist history. Dismissing essentialist accounts of a universal female identity, the contributors examine how ideas about sexual difference are shaped by specific socio-historical circumstances. How, for example, do issues such as race, class, gender, and sexuality impact on the

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This stimulating volume offers a cross-disciplinary selection of recent articles on feminist history. Dismissing essentialist accounts of a universal female identity, the contributors examine how ideas about sexual difference are shaped by specific socio-historical circumstances. How, for example, do issues such as race, class, gender, and sexuality impact on the experience of "women"? How are such categories defined in widely disparate cultures and time periods? Refreshingly open to non-western, as well as western, perspectives, Feminism and History addresses subjects from the experience of women in Colonial Asia to the ideology of sexual difference in Nazi Germany. Timely, provocative, and influential, these essays raise intriguing questions about the future direction of women's history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198751694
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
05/01/1996
Series:
Oxford Readings in Feminism Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
620
Product dimensions:
8.44(w) x 5.38(h) x 1.25(d)
Lexile:
1550L (what's this?)

Meet the Author

Joan Scott is Professor of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. She was the founding director of the Pembroke Center for Teaching and Research on Women at Brown University.

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