A Companion to Gender History / Edition 1

A Companion to Gender History / Edition 1

by Teresa A. Meade, Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0631223932

ISBN-13: 9780631223931

Pub. Date: 02/02/2004

Publisher: Wiley

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. It contains both thematic essays, which demonstrate how gender has intersected with other historical topics, and

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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. 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 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631223931
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/02/2004
Series:
Wiley Blackwell Companions to World History Series, #5
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
692
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.60(d)

Table of Contents

List of Platesviii
Contributorsix
Introduction1
Part IThematic essays on Gender Issues in World History
1Sexuality11
2Gender and Labor in World History26
3Structures and Meanings in a Gendered Family History51
4Religion and Gender: Embedded Patterns, Interwoven Frameworks70
5Gender Rules: Law and Politics86
6Race, Gender, and Other Differences in Feminist Theory110
7Gender and Education Before and After Mass Schooling129
8How Images Got Their Gender: Masculinity and Femininity in the Visual Arts146
9Revolution, Nationalism, and Anti-Imperialism170
10Feminist Movements: Gender and Sexual Equality186
Part IIChronological and Geographical Essays
Prehistory
11Digging Up Gender in the Earliest Human Societies211
Classical and Post-Classical Societies (2000 BCE-1400 CE)
12Women in the Middle East, 8000 BCE to 1700 CE229
13Gendered Themes in Early African History249
14Confucian Complexities: China, Japan, Korea, and Vietnam273
15Early Western Civilization Under the Sign of Gender: Europe and the Mediterranean285
16Gender in the Ancient Americas: From Earliest Villages to European Colonization305
Gender and the Development of Modern Society (1400-1750)
17Gender History, Southeast Asia, and the "World Regions" Framework323
18Did Gender Have a Renaissance? Exclusions and Traditions in Early Modern Western Europe343
19Self, Society, and Gender in Early Modern Russia and Eastern Europe358
20A New World Engendered: The Making of the Iberian Transatlantic Empires371
Gender and the Modern World (1750-1920)
21Rescued from Obscurity: Contributions and Challenges in Writing the History of Gender in the Middle East and North Africa393
22Gender, Women, and Power in Africa, 1750-1914413
23Clash of Cultures: Gender and Colonialism in South and Southeast Asia430
24From Private to Public Patriarchy: Women, Labor and the State in East Asia, 1600-1919444
25Gender in the Formation of European Power, 1750-1914459
26Latin America and the Caribbean477
27North America from North of the 49th Parallel492
Gender in the Contemporary World (1920-2003)
28Frameworks of Gender: Feminism and Nationalism in Twentieth-Century Asia513
29Women and Gender Roles in Africa Since 1918: Gender as a Determinant of Status540
30Continuities Amid Change: Gender Ideas and Arrangements in Twentieth-Century Russia and Eastern Europe555
31Engendering Reform and Revolution in Twentieth-Century Latin America and the Caribbean568
32Equality and Difference in the Twentieth-Century West: North America, Western Europe, Australia, and New Zealand586
Bibliography611
Index654

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