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Provides a completely updated survey of the major issues in gender history from geographical, chronological, and topical perspectives
This new editionexamines the history of womenover thousands of years, studies their interaction with men inagenderedworld, and looks at the role of gender in shaping human behavior.Itincludes thematic essays thatoffera 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.Thebookoffersreaders a diverseselection ofviewpointsfroman authoritative team of international authorsand reflects questions that have been explored in different cultural and historiographic traditions.
Filled with contributions fromboth scholars and teachers, ACompanion to Global Gender History,SecondEdition makesdifficult concepts understandableto all levels of students. It presentsevidence for complex assertions regarding gender identity, andgrappleswith evolving notions of gender construction.In addition, each chapter includes suggestions for further readingin order to providereaderswiththe necessary tools toexplore the topic further.
- Features newly updated and brand-new chapters filled with boththematic and chronological-geographicessays
- Discussesrecent 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
ACompanion to Global Gender History is an excellent book for upper-level undergraduate and graduate studentsinvolved in gender studies and history programs. It will also appeal tomore advanced scholars seeking an introduction to the field.