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Gender and History

Gender and History

by Susan Kingsley Kent
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What is gender and who has it? History, theory and gender are inextricably linked, but how exactly do they fit together? How do historians use theories about gender to write history?

In this jargon-free introduction, Susan Kingsley Kent presents a student-friendly guide to the origins, conceptual framework, subjectmatter and methods of gender history. Assuming no prior knowledge, Gender and History:

? sets out clear definitions of theory, history and gender
? explains that gender is not solely applicable to women, but to men as well
? tackles the hotly debated topic of power and gender relations
? explores gender history from a variety of angles, including anthropology, psychology and philosophy
? spans a broad chronological period, from the times of Aristotle to the present day
? includes a helpful glossary that explains key terms and concepts at a glance.

Lively and approachable, this is an essential text for anyone who wishes to learn how to use theories of gender in their historical studies.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780230292246
Publisher: Macmillan Education UK
Publication date: 11/15/2011
Series: Theory and History
Edition description: 2011
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 6.60(w) x 5.60(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

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.

Table of Contents

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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