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Gender and change : agency, chronology and periodisation /
edited by Alexandra Shepard and Garthine Walker.
imprint
Chichester, West Sussex, England ; Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell, 2009.
description
x, 294 p. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
1405192275 (pbk. : alk. paper), 9781405192279 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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imprint
Chichester, West Sussex, England ; Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell, 2009.
isbn
1405192275 (pbk. : alk. paper)
9781405192279 (pbk. : alk. paper)
contents note
Gender, change and periodisation / Alexandra Shepard and Garthine Walker -- Somatic styles of the early Middle Ages (c.600-900) / Lynda L. Coon -- Gendering the history of women's healthcare / Monica H. Green -- The gender of Europe's commercial economy, 1200-1700 / Martha Howell -- Do women need the Renaissance? / Merry E. Wiesner-hanks -- Gender as a question of historical analysis / Jeanne Boydston -- Change and the corporeal in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century gender history : or, can cultural history be rigorous? / Dror Wahrman -- Agency, periodisation and change in the gender and women's history of colonial India / Padma Anagol -- The unseamed picture : conflicting narratives of women in the modern European past / Lynn Abrams -- The gendered genealogy of political religions theory / Kevin Passmore -- Forgetting the past / Judith M. Bennett.
general note
Originally published as volume 20, issue 3 of Gender & history.
catalogue key
6947010
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Alexandra Shepard teaches early modern history at the University of Glasgow. She is the author of Meanings of Manhood in Early Modern England (2003) and several articles on the history of masculinity. Garthine Walker is Senior Lecturer in History at the University of Cardiff. She has published on various aspects of early modern gender and crime, and on historical theory. She is the author of Crime, Gender and Social Order in Early Modern England (2003), and editor of Writing Early Modern History (2005).
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"This edited collection of essays, published to mark the 20th anniversary of the journal Gender and History, is a welcome and timely reminder of the way in which gender and women's history has successfully challenged historical orthodoxies . . .This book presents an at times quite staggering breath of historical coverage and debate bringing to light new and diverse histories of women and demanding that historians of women and gender don't become complacent." (Shepard's Gender and Change, 14 October 2010)
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Summaries
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Gender and Change: Agency, Chronology and Periodisation brings together a collection of essays that explore the ways in which gender analysis suggests alternative chronologies to conventional periodisation. Written by leading scholars in the fields of women's and gender history, the book marks the twentieth anniversary of the influential journal Gender & History . By investigating the ways in which gender history challenges received chronologies, these essays revive a critical goal of feminist history and reassess the relationship between gender, agency, and change. Among the issues examined are the ways in which gender functioned as a force of endurance or transition, and how gender may have been constitutive rather than merely reflective of either continuity or change. This volume will have broad appeal to feminists and historians by engaging questions at the heart of the relationship between gender and history.
Back Cover Copy
Gender and Change: Agency, Chronology and Periodisation brings together a collection of essays that explore the ways in which gender analysis suggests alternative chronologies to conventional periodisation. Written by leading scholars in the fields of women's and gender history, the book marks the twentieth anniversary of the influential journal Gender & History. By investigating the ways in which gender history challenges received chronologies, these essays revive a critical goal of feminist history and reassess the relationship between gender, agency, and change. Among the issues examined are the ways in which gender functioned as a force of endurance or transition, and how gender may have been constitutive rather than merely reflective of either continuity or change.This volume will have broad appeal to feminists and historians by engaging questions at the heart of the relationship between gender and history.
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'Gender and Change' brings together a collection of essays that explore the ways in which gender analysis suggests alternative chronologies to conventional periodisation.
Main Description
Gender and Change: Agency, Chronology and Periodisation revives questions that have been central to the development of women's history and feminist scholarship from their inception. Published to mark the twentieth anniversary of the influential journal Gender History, the volume brings together leading scholars to reappraise the relationship between gender, change and periodisation in the light of the vast and diverse body of research that has been undertaken within women's and gender history during past decades.
Main Description
Through a collection of essays by leading scholars on women's history and gender history, Gender and Change: Agency, Chronology and Periodisation questions conventional chronologies while reassessing the relationship between gender, agency, continuity and change. Celebrates 20 years of the publication of the journal Gender & History Reflects the extent to which gender analysis suggests alternatives to conventional periodisation. For example, whether the European Renaissance can be classified as the same period of great cultural advance when viewed from the perspective of women Offers innovative historiographical and theoretical reflection on approaches to gender, agency, and change
Table of Contents
Notes on Contributorsp. ix
Gender, Change and Periodisationp. 1
Somatic Styles of the Early Middle Ages (c.600-900)p. 13
Gendering the History of Women's Healthcarep. 43
The Gender of Europe's Commercial Economy, 1200-1700p. 83
Do Women Need the Renaissance?p. 109
Gender as a Question of Historical Analysisp. 133
Change and the Corporeal in Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century Gender History: Or, Can Cultural History Be Rigorous?p. 166
Agency, Periodisation and Change in the Gender and Women's History of Colonial Indiap. 191
The Unseamed Picture: Conflicting Narratives of Women in the Modern European Pastp. 222
The Gendered Genealogy of Political Religions Theoryp. 242
Forgetting the Pastp. 273
Indexp. 284
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