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

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

by Alexandra Shepard, Garthine Walker
     
 

ISBN-10: 1405192275

ISBN-13: 9781405192279

Pub. Date: 05/25/2009

Publisher: Wiley

Gender and Change: Agency, Chronology and Periodisation revives questions that have been central to the development of women's history and feminist scholarship from their inception. Published to mark the twentieth anniversary of the influential journal Gender & History, the volume brings together leading scholars to reappraise the relationship between

Overview

Gender and Change: Agency, Chronology and Periodisation revives questions that have been central to the development of women's history and feminist scholarship from their inception. Published to mark the twentieth anniversary of the influential journal Gender & History, the volume brings together leading scholars to reappraise the relationship between gender, change and periodisation in the light of the vast and diverse body of research that has been undertaken within women's and gender history during past decades.

The essays focus on a variety of historical periods, geographical areas and topics. They look afresh at how gender functioned as a force of endurance or transition, and how it may have been constitutive rather than merely reflective of continuity or change. In the process, they reappraise and reassert the potential of women's history and gender history both to complicate and, more fundamentally, to revise received chronologies, conventional periodisations and explanatory narratives.

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)

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

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >