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A Companion to Gender History. Edition No. 2. Wiley Blackwell Companions to World History

  • ID: 5186011
  • Book
  • December 2020
  • Region: Global
  • 672 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Provides a completely updated survey of the major issues in gender history from geographical, chronological, and topical perspectives  

This new edition examines the history of women over thousands of years, studies their interaction with men in a gendered world, and looks at the role of gender in shaping human behavior. It includes thematic essays that offer a broad foundation for key issues such as family, labor, sexuality, race, and material culture, followed by chronological and regional essays stretching from the earliest human societies to the contemporary period. The book offers readers a diverse selection of viewpoints from an authoritative team of international authors and reflects questions that have been explored in different cultural and historiographic traditions.  

Filled with contributions from both scholars and teachers, A Companion to Global Gender History, Second Edition makes difficult concepts understandable to all levels of students. It presents evidence for complex assertions regarding gender identity, and grapples with evolving notions of gender construction. In addition, each chapter includes suggestions for further reading in order to provide readers with the necessary tools to explore the topic further. 

  • Features newly updated and brand-new chapters filled with both thematic and chronological-geographic essays 
  • Discusses recent trends in gender history, including material culture, sexuality, transnational developments, science, and intersectionality 
  • Presents a diversity of viewpoints, with chapters by scholars from across the world 

A Companion to Global Gender History is an excellent book for upper-level undergraduate and graduate students involved in gender studies and history programs. It will also appeal to more advanced scholars seeking an introduction to the field. 

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List of Figures ix

About the Editors xi

Contributors xiii

Introduction 1
Teresa A. Meade and Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks

Part I T hematic Essays on Gender Issues in World History

1 Sexuality 11
Robert A. Nye

2 Gender and Labor in World History 27
Laura Levine Frader

3 Structures and Meanings in a Gendered Family History 43
Merry E. Wiesner]Hanks

4 The Construction of Gendered Identities in Myth and Ritual 59
Darlene M. Juschka

5 Gender Rules: Law and Politics 75
Susan Kingsley Kent

6 Race, Gender, and Other Differences in Feminist Theory 93
Deirdre Keenan, with Teresa A. Meade and Merry E. Wiesner]Hanks

7 Gender and Material Culture History 109
Meha Priyadarshini

8 How Images Got Their Gender: Masculinity and Femininity in the Visual Arts 129
Mary D. Sheriff, with Merry E. Wiesner]Hanks

9 Gender, Revolution, and Anti]Imperialism 151
Patricia Acerbi

10 Feminist Movements: Gender and Sexual Equality 165
Barbara Winslow

Part II C hronological and Geographical Essays

Early Societies (100,000 bce-1400 ce)

11 Gender in the Earliest Human Societies 187
Marcia]Anne Dobres

12 Gendered Themes in Early African History 205
Raevin Jimenez

13 Women and Gender in Ancient Mediterranean Cultures 221
Bella Vivante

14 Confucian Complexities: China, Korea, Vietnam, and Japan 239
Vivian]Lee Nyitray

15 Toward Engendering Early Histories of the Indian Subcontinent: Consolidating Insights and Continuing Challenges 253
Kumkum Roy

16 Gender in the Ancient Americas: From Earliest Villages to European Colonization 269
Rosemary A. Joyce

17 Medieval Europe 285
Kate Kelsey Staples

Gender in Early Modern Society (1400-1750)

18 Gender, Science, and Medicine in the Early Modern World 303
Meghan K. Roberts

19 Bringing the Gender History of Early Modern Southeast Asia into Global Conversations 319
Barbara Watson Andaya

20 Women, Gender, and Sexuality in the Middle East 335
Amy Kallander

21 Did Gender Have a Renaissance? Reconsidering Categories in Early Modern Western Europe 351
Julie Hardwick

22 The Atlantic World 367
Allyson M. Poska and Susan D. Amussen

Gender in the Modern World (1750-1920)

23 New Global Imperialism 385
Utsa Ray

24 Women's and Gender History in the Middle East and North Africa, 1750-World War I 399
Judith E. Tucker

25 Gender, Women, and Power in Africa, 1750–1914 415
Marcia Wright

26 Clash of Cultures: Gender and Colonialism in South and Southeast Asia, Australia, and New Zealand 431
Nupur Chaudhuri

27 From Private to Public Patriarchy: Women, Labor, and the State in East Asia, 1600–1919 445
Anne Walthall

28 Gender, Power, and Society in Western Europe, 1750–1914 461
Deborah Simonton

29 Gender in Russia and Eastern Europe, 1750–1914 479
Christine D. Worobec

30 Turbulent Times: Gender in Latin America and the Caribbean, 1750–World War I 495
Sonya Lipsett]Rivera

31 North America from North of the 49th Parallel 509
Linda Kealey

Gender in the Contemporary World (1920-2020)

32 Feminism and Gender Construction in Modern Asia 527
Barbara Molony

33 African Women since 1918: Gender as a Determinant of Status 545
Sean Redding

34 The Gender of Modernization and the Modernization of Gender: Latin America and the Caribbean since 1914 561
Jocelyn Olcott

35 Gender in Russia and Eastern Europe since World War I 577
Karen Petrone

36 Equality and Difference in the West since World War I: North America, Western Europe, Australia, and New Zealand 593
Charles Sowerwine, with Patricia Grimshaw

Index 613

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Teresa Meade Union College, New York.

Merry E Weisner-Hanks
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