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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Gender and History

ISBN 9780230292239
Publication Date November 2011
Formats Hardcover Ebook Paperback 
Publisher Palgrave
Series Theory and History

This stimulating volume presents an overview of key gender theories and debates, tracing the development of gender as an analytic category in the writing of history. Covering a broad timespan, Kent makes the origins, concepts and methods of gender history accessible to students, showing how they can use gender in their own historical studies.

Susan Kingsley Kent is Professor and Chair of the Department of History at the University of Colorado, USA. She is the author of Sex and Suffrage in Britain, 1860-1914, Gender and Power in Britain, 1660-1990 and Aftershocks: Politics and Trauma in Britain, 1918-1931.

Acknowledgements
Introduction: History, Theory, Gender: What Are They? Who Has Them?
PART I: THEORIZING GENDER
Woman: From the Deficient Male to the Incommensurate Female
The Feminist Challenge: 'One is Not Born a Woman'
PART II: GENDER HISTORY
The Road to 'Gender'
Theorizing Gender and Power
PART III: DOING IT
Writing Gender History: War and Feminism, 1914-1930
Conclusion: Where We Go From Here
Glossary
Notes
Further Reading
Index

 

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