Feminism and History

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The question of difference - between women and men and among women - is at the heart of feminist theory and the history of feminism. Feminists have long debated the meanings of sexual difference: is it an underlying truth of nature or the result of changing social belief? Are women the same as or different from men? Feminism and History argues that sexual difference, indeed that all forms of social differentiation, cannot be understood apart from history. It brings together the best critical articles available to...
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Overview

The question of difference - between women and men and among women - is at the heart of feminist theory and the history of feminism. Feminists have long debated the meanings of sexual difference: is it an underlying truth of nature or the result of changing social belief? Are women the same as or different from men? Feminism and History argues that sexual difference, indeed that all forms of social differentiation, cannot be understood apart from history. It brings together the best critical articles available to analyze the ways in which differences among women (along the lines of class, ethnicity, race, and sexuality) and between women and men have been produced. The articles range across many countries and time periods (from the Middle Ages to the present) and they include analyses of western and non-western experiences. There are discussions of race in the United States and in colonial contexts. A variety of theoretical approaches to the question of difference is included; but in all cases, difference is the focus of the historian's analysis.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780198751694
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 5/1/1996
  • Series: Oxford Readings in Feminism Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 620
  • Lexile: 1550L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 8.44 (w) x 5.38 (h) x 1.25 (d)

Meet the Author

Joan Scott is Professor of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. She was previously at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and at Brown University, where she was the founding director of the Pembroke Center for Teaching and Research on Women.

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Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors
Introduction 1
1 Does A Sex Have A History? 17
2 The Dialectics of Black Womanhood 34
3 Theorizing Woman: Funu Guojia, Jiating (Chinese Women, Chinese State, Chinese Family) 48
4 'Women's History' in Transition: The European Case 79
5 The Traffic in Women: Notes on the 'Political Economy' of Sex 105
6 Gender: A Useful Category of Historical Analysis 152
7 African-American Women's History and the Metalanguage of Race 183
8 Carnal Knowledge and Imperial Power: Gender, Race, and Morality in Colonial Asia 209
9 Equality and Difference in National Socialist Racism 267
10 Southern Honour, Southern Dishonour: Managerial Ideology and the Construction of Gender, Race, and Class Relations in Southern Industry 293
11 Sex and Skill: Notes Towards a Feminist Economics 317
12 Discipline and Respectability: Prostitution and the Reformation in Augsburg 333
13 The Female World of Love and Ritual: Relations between Women in Nineteenth-Century America 366
14 Creating Boundaries: Homosexuality and the Changing Social Order in France, 1830-1870 398
15 Female Desires: The Meaning of World War II 429
16 Womanist Consciousness: Maggie Lena Walker and the Independent Order of Saint Luke 453
17 Gender in the Critiques of Colonialism and Nationalism: Locating the 'Indian Woman' 477
18 A Gender Diary 505
19 Historiography, Objectivity, and the Case of the Abusive Widow 547
20 Women's Culture and Women's Power: Issues in French Women's History 568
Bibliography 597
Index 603
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