Gender in World History / Edition 2

Gender in World History / Edition 2

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Gender in World History / Edition 2

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

Acknowledgements     ix
Introduction     1
The traditional base: Civilizations and patriarchy     10
From classical civilizations through the postclassical period     21
Early contacts: Influences from cultural diversity     25
Buddhism and Chinese women     35
Islamic standards outside the heartland: Changes and continuities in India and sub-Saharan Africa     43
The Chinese influence     54
Results of European expansion, 1500-1900     63
Europeans and Native Americans     68
Men and women and British imperialism in India     80
Western influences and regional reactions: Polynesia and Africa     95
Westernization and gender: Beyond the colonial models     104
The contemporary world     119
Immigration as culture contact     123
New international influences: Feminism and Marxism     131
Contact and retract: The Middle East in the twentieth century     148
Global consumer culture: The question of impact     159
Globalization and resistance     167
Conclusion: Patterns and trends     172
Index     111

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