Gender And The Historian

Author: Johanna Alberti
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317877098
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Gender And The Historian from the Author: Johanna Alberti. Why are most famous historians men? How have women changed the writing of history over the last decades? What lives and stories have been hidden from history? Until recently history was predominantly the domain of men. That men were the authors of our past meant that in many cases only half of the story was told. In the second half of the twentieth century, however, the picture changed. Women, and indeed some men as well, started to address gender history. Women had been investigated historically before, but never with such intensity, nor such breadth. The impetus for this writing was both political and academic as feminists were determined to explore lives which until then had been disregarded. Gender and the Historian charts the entry and development of this new history, showing how such considerations furthered postmodernism and ultimately reinvigorated the very core of History..

Gender And The Politics Of History

Author: Joan Wallach Scott
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231118576
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Gender And The Politics Of History from the Author: Joan Wallach Scott. The classic work, now with a preface and a new chapter reassessing the usefulness of the gender category. Scott, a renowned feminist historian, critiques 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 Gender Of History

Author: Bonnie G. Smith
ISBN: 9780674002043
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The Gender Of History from the Author: Bonnie G. Smith. In a pathbreaking study of the gendering of the practices of history, Bonnie Smith examines the differences in19th-century approaches to history between male and female perspectives. Smith demonstrates that even today, the practice of history is still propelled by fantasies of power and subjugation.


Author: Dorothy Thompson
Publisher: Verso
ISBN: 9780860914907
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Outsiders from the Author: Dorothy Thompson. This book brings together Dorothy Thompson's most important essays on English social history, written over the last 25 years, many previously unpublished. Thompson analyzes the Chartist movement, not simply as a political programme, however significant, but as the mass phenomenon which offers the focus for an "elucidation of the concept of class". Thompson is also concerned with Queen Victoria: how did a woman holding the highest office in the land affect British women and was it a factor in the non-republican stance of radical politics of the time? The essays are complemented by an introduction in which Dorothy Thompson reflects on the politics of the period in which she wrote them, on her own political involvements and on the relationship of her work as a historian to that of her husband, E.P. Thompson. The book should make a useful introductory text for students of history. It includes Thompson's essays on women's activism in early radical politics and 19th century popular politics. The book should also attract a wide general readership.

Mathematics And The Historian S Craft

Author: Glen van Brummelen
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780387252841
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Mathematics And The Historian S Craft from the Author: Glen van Brummelen. This book brings together for the first time the Kenneth May Lectures that were given at the annual meetings of the Canadian Society for History and Philosophy of Mathematics. All contributions are of high scholarly value, yet accessible to an audience with a wide range of interests. They provide a historian's perspective on mathematical developments and deal with a variety of topics covering Greek applied mathematics, the mathematics and science of Leonhard Euler, mathematical modeling and phenomena in ancient astronomy, Turing and the origins of artificial intelligence to name only a few.

Companion To Historiography

Author: Michael Bentley
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780415285575
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Companion To Historiography from the Author: Michael Bentley. The Companion to Historiography represents an original analysis of the moods and trends in historical writing throughout its phases of development and explores the assumptions and procedures that have formed the creation of historical perspectives. Contributed by a distinguished panel of academics, each essay conveys in direct, jargon-free language a genuinely international, wide-angled view of the ideas, traditions and institutions that lie behind the contemporary urgency of world history. The thematic structure of the Companion enables topics to be read selectively or sequentially.

Gender In History

Author: Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781444351729
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Gender In History from the Author: Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks. Updated with new material to reflect the latest developments in the field, Gender in History: Global Perspectives, 2nd Edition, provides a concise overview of the construction of gender in world cultures from the Paleolithic era to modern times. Includes examples drawn from the most recent scholarship relating to a diverse range of cultures, from Ancient Mesopotamia to post-Soviet Russia, and from the Igbo of Nigeria, to the Iroquois of north eastern North America. Reflects new developments in the field with added coverage of primates, slavery, colonialism, masculinity, and transgender issues Features significant discussion of the Paleolithic and Neolithic periods, an important trend in the study of world history Lays out key theoretical and methodological issues in an introduction that is written in accessible language Supplementary material for instructors and students available at

Historian Of The Strange

Author: Judith T. Zeitlin
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 0804729689
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Historian Of The Strange from the Author: Judith T. Zeitlin. This is the first book in English on the seventeenth-century Chinese masterpiece Liaozhai's Records of the Strange (Liaozhai zhiyi) by Pu Songling, a collection of nearly five hundred fantastic tales and anecdotes written in Classical Chinese.

Gender And The First World War

Author: Christa Hämmerle
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137302208
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Gender And The First World War from the Author: Christa Hämmerle. The First World War cannot be sufficiently documented and understood without considering the analytical category of gender. This exciting volume examines key issues in this area, including the 'home front' and battlefront, violence, pacifism, citizenship and emphasizes the relevance of gender within the expanding field of First World War Studies.

Gender And The Modern Research University

Author: Patricia M. MazĂłn
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 9780804746410
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Gender And The Modern Research University from the Author: Patricia M. MazĂłn. In the 1890s, German feminists fighting for female higher education envied American women their small colleges. Yet by 1910, German women could study at any German university, a level of educational access not reached by American women until the 1960s. This book investigates this development as well as the cultural significance of the tremendous debate generated by aspiring female students. Central to MazĂłn's analysis is the concept of academic citizenship, a complex discourse permeating German student life. Shaped by this ideal, the student years were a crucial stage in the formation of masculine identity in the educated middle class, and a female student was unthinkable. Only by emphasizing the need for female gynecologists and teachers did the women's movement carve out a niche for academic women. Because the nineteenth-century German university was the model for the modern research university, the controversy resonates with contemporary American debates surrounding multiculturalism and higher education.