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Gender and Change: Agency, Chronology and Periodisation

ISBN: 978-1-4051-9227-9
304 pages
June 2009, Wiley-Blackwell
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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
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Notes on Contributors

1. Gender, Change and Periodisation: Alexandra Shepard (University of Glasgow) and Garthine Walker (Cardiff University)

2. Somatic Styles of the Early Middle Ages (c. 600–900): Lynda L. Coon (University of Arkansas)

3. Gendering the History of Women's Healthcare: Monica H. Green (Arizona State University)

4. The Gender of Europe's Commercial Economy, 1200–1700: Martha Howell (Columbia University)

5. Do Women Need the Renaissance?: Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)

6. Gender as a Question of Historical Analysis: Jeanne Boydston (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

7. Change and the Corporeal in Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century Gender History: Or, Can Cultural History Be Rigorous?: Dror Wahrman (Indiana University)

8. Agency, Periodisation and Change in the Gender and Women's History of Colonial India: Padma Anagol (Cardiff University)

9. The Unseamed Picture: Conflicting Narratives of Women in the Modern European Past: Lynn Abrams (Glasgow University)

10. The Gendered Genealogy of Political Religions Theory: Kevin Passmore (Cardiff University)

11. Forgetting the Past: Judith M. Bennett (University of Southern California)

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Alexandra Shepard teaches Early Modern History at the University of Glasgow. She is the author of several articles on the history of masculinity and Meanings of Manhood in Early Modern England (2003).

Garthine Walker is Senior Lecturer in History at the University of Cardiff. She has published on various aspects of gender and crime and is the author of Crime, Gender and Social Order in Early Modern England (2003).

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  • Celebrates 20 years of the publication of the journal Gender & History
  • Features essays by leading scholars in the fields of women's history and gender history
  • Reflects the extent to which gender analysis suggests alternatives to conventional periodisation.
  • Questions if the European Renaissancecanbe 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
See More
"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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