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Gender and the Politics of History: revised edition / Edition 1

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Overview

Winner, in the original edition, of the 1989 Joan Kelly Prize of the American Historical Association, this landmark work from a renowned feminist historian is a trenchant critique of women's history and gender inequality. Exploring topics ranging from language and gender to the politics of work and family, Gender and the Politics of History is a crucial interrogation of the uses of gender as a tool for cultural and historical analysis.

The revised edition—in addition to providing a new generation of readers with access to a classic text in feminist theory and history—reassesses the book's fundamental topic: the category of gender. In provocatively arguing that gender no longer serves to destabilize our understanding of sexual difference, the new preface and new chapter open a critical dialogue with the original book.

Columbia University Press

Awarded the American Historical Association's Joan Kelly Memorial Prize; Hans Sigrist Award for Outstanding Research in Gender Studies;

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Editorial Reviews

The New York Times
A real tour de force.
The New Republic
Scott has given us an intelligent, sensitive reflection on the nature of events, of thought, of judgement, of history....The questions Scott asks deserve pursuit. They will enlarge the scope of historical understanding and spawn new questions to be asked in turn.
Voice Literary Supplement
A tour de force—[the essays] reveal historical imagination relentlessly moving forward...as sophisticated advocacy for the case of theory, and illumination of the state of the art of women's history, there is nothing better than Gender and the Politics of History.
Voice Literary Supplement
A tour de force -[the essays] reveal historical imagination relentlessly moving forward...as sophisticated advocacy for the case of theory, and illumination of the state of the art of women's history, there is nothing better than Gender and the Politics of History.
New Republic
Scott has given us an intelligent, sensitive reflection on the nature of events, of thought, of judgement, of history....The questions Scott asks deserve pursuit. They will enlarge the scope of historical understanding and spawn new questions to be asked in turn.
New York Times
A real tour de force.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780231118576
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • Publication date: 11/16/1999
  • Series: Gender and Culture Series
  • Edition description: REVISED
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 242
  • Sales rank: 763,863
  • Product dimensions: 5.91 (w) x 8.92 (h) x 0.57 (d)

Meet the Author

Joan Wallach Scott is professor of social science at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. She is author of Only Paradoxes to Offer: French Feminists and the Rights of Man, The Glassworkers of Carmaux for which she won the H.B. Adams Prize from the American Historical Association, and (with Louise Tilly) Women, Work, and the Family.

Columbia University Press

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Table of Contents

I. Toward a Feminist HistoryII. Gender and ClassIII. Gender in HistoryIV. Equality and Difference

Columbia University Press

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