These posthumous essays by Joan Kelly, a founder of women's studies, represent a profound synthesis of feminist theory and historical analysis and require a realignment of perspectives on women in society from the Middle Ages to the present.
About the Author
Joan Kelly (1928-82) was professor of history at City College of New York, City University of New York. In addition to the essays in this volume, she published several articles in women's studies and in Renaissance history.
Table of Contents
Foreword by Catharine R. Stimpson
Introduction by Blanche W. Cook, Alice Kessler-Harris, Clare Coss, Rosalind P. Petchesky, Amy Swerdlow
1. The Social Relation of the Sexes: Methodological Implications of Women's History
2. Did Women Have a Renaissance?
3. The Doubled Vision of Feminist Theory
4. Early Feminist Theory and the Querelle des Femmes
5. Family and Society