Gender and Change: Agency, Chronology and Periodisation / Edition 1

Gender and Change: Agency, Chronology and Periodisation / Edition 1

by Alexandra Shepard
     
 

Gender and Change: Agency, Chronology and Periodisation brings together a collection of essays that explore the ways in which gender analysis suggests alternative chronologies to conventional periodisation. Written by leading scholars in the fields of women's and gender history, the book marks the twentieth anniversary of the influential journal

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Gender and Change: Agency, Chronology and Periodisation brings together a collection of essays that explore the ways in which gender analysis suggests alternative chronologies to conventional periodisation. Written by leading scholars in the fields of women's and gender history, the book marks the twentieth anniversary of the influential journal Gender & History. By investigating the ways in which gender history challenges received chronologies, these essays revive a critical goal of feminist history and reassess the relationship between gender, agency, and change. Among the issues examined are the ways in which gender functioned as a force of endurance or transition, and how gender may have been constitutive rather than merely reflective of either continuity or change.

This volume will have broad appeal to feminists and historians by engaging questions at the heart of the relationship between gender and history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405192279
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
05/25/2009
Series:
Gender and History Special Issues Series, #2
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Alexandra Shepard teaches Early Modern History at the University of Glasgow. She is the author of several articles on the history of masculinity and Meanings of Manhood in Early Modern England (2003).

Garthine Walker is Senior Lecturer in History at the University of Cardiff. She has published on various aspects of gender and crime and is the author of Crime, Gender and Social Order in Early Modern England (2003).

Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors ix

1 Gender, Change and Periodisation Alexandra Shepard Garthine Walker 1

2 Somatic Styles of the Early Middle Ages (c.600-900) Lynda L. Coon 13

3 Gendering the History of Women's Healthcare Monica H. Green 43

4 The Gender of Europe's Commercial Economy, 1200-1700 Martha Howell 83

5 Do Women Need the Renaissance? Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks 109

6 Gender as a Question of Historical Analysis Jeanne Boydston 133

7 Change and the Corporeal in Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century Gender History: Or, Can Cultural History Be Rigorous? Dror Wahrman 166

8 Agency, Periodisation and Change in the Gender and Women's History of Colonial India Padma Anagol 191

9 The Unseamed Picture: Conflicting Narratives of Women in the Modern European Past Lynn Abrams 222

10 The Gendered Genealogy of Political Religions Theory Kevin Passmore 242

11 Forgetting the Past Judith M. Bennett 273

Index 284

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