Gender in World History / Edition 2

Gender in World History / Edition 2

by Peter N. Stearns, Peter Stearns
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415395895

ISBN-13: 9780415395892

Pub. Date: 03/28/2006

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

From classical times to the twenty-first century, Gender in World History is a fascinating exploration of what happens to established ideas about men and women, and their roles, when different cultural systems come into contact. This book breaks new ground to facilitate a consistent approach to gender in a world history context.

This second edition has

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Overview

From classical times to the twenty-first century, Gender in World History is a fascinating exploration of what happens to established ideas about men and women, and their roles, when different cultural systems come into contact. This book breaks new ground to facilitate a consistent approach to gender in a world history context.

This second edition has been completely updated, and now includes:

  • expanded introductions to each chronological section
  • extensive discussion of the twentieth century bringing it right up-to-date
  • new chapters on international influences in the first half of the twentieth century and globilization in the latter part of the twentieth century
  • engagement with the recent work done on gender history and theory.

With coverage right up to the present day, Gender in World History is essential reading for students of world history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415395892
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
03/28/2006
Series:
Themes in World History Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction1
1The traditional base: Civilizations and patriarchy8
Pt. IFrom classical civilizations through the postclassical period17
2Early contacts: Influences from cultural diversity21
3Buddhism and Chinese women30
4Islamic standards outside the heartland: Changes and continuities in India and sub-Saharan Africa38
5The Chinese influence49
Pt. IIResults of European expansion, 1500-190057
6European and Native Americans63
7Men and women amid British imperialism in India75
8Western influences and regional reactions: Polynesia and Africa89
9Westernization and gender: Beyond the colonial models98
Pt. IIIThe twentieth century113
10Immigration as culture contact117
11Contact and retract: The Middle East in the twentieth century124
12New international influences133
13International consumer culture: The question of impact148
Conclusion: Patterns and trends155
Index159

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