Feminist history continues to change the way history is written, and in doing so changes our view of the past. The authors of this collection explore how issues of sexuality, class, nationalism and colonialism informed the ways in which women were represented and continue to be represented in history. They show the ways in which women have been excluded, silenced and misrepresented in stories of the past, and how women's lives have been distorted or simplified in conventional historical accounts. Together, they suggest fresh ways of approaching women's history, and use examples of work in new areas of research such as women's health and leisure in order to demonstrate the effectiveness of the various methodologies being proposed.
|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.50(d)|
About the Author
Ann-Marie Gallagher is Senior Lecturer in Combined Honours at the University of Central Lancashire.
Cathy Lubelska was formerly Principal Lecturer in Social History and Women's Studies at the University of Central Lancashire.
Louise Ryan is Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Central Lancashire and Research Fellow at the Irish Studies Centre, University of North London.
Table of Contents
List of Contributors.
I. COMPETING REPRESENTATIONS.
1. Splendidly silent: representing Irish Republican women, 1919-23.
2. Telling Stories about the Ladies of Llangollen: the construction of lesbian and feminist histories.
3. 'A little, decent-looking woman': violence against nineteenth-century working women and the social history of crime.
II. THE PROCESS OF REPRESENTATION: VISABILITY AND INVISIBILITY.
4. Feminist historians and challenges to imperial history.
5. The stigmata of 'widowhood' and Indian feminism: expanding the boundaries of international feminism.
6. Representing nation: women, obituaries and national biography.
III. RE-PRESENTING THE PAST: REFRAMING WOMEN'S HISTORY.
7. Writing women in: new approaches to Russian and Soviet history.
8. New histories of the labor movement.
9. Chasing shadows: issues in researching feminist social histories of women's health.
10. Towards a feminist framework for the history of women's leisure, 1920-60.