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Gender History Across Epistemologies

Gender History Across Epistemologies

Donna R. Gabaccia (Editor), Mary Jo Maynes (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-118-50824-4

Apr 2013

350 pages

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$34.95

Description

Gender History Across Epistemologies offers broad range of innovative approaches to gender history. The essays reveal how historians of gender are crossing boundaries - disciplinary, methodological, and national - to explore new opportunities for viewing gender as a category of historical analysis.

  • Essays present epistemological and theoretical debates central in gender history over the past two decades
  • Contributions within this volume to the work on gender history are approached from a wide range of disciplinary locations and approaches
  • The volume demonstrates that recent approaches to gender history suggest surprising crossovers and even the discovery of common grounds

Notes on Contributors vii

Introduction: Gender History Across Epistemologies 1
DONNA R. GABACCIA AND MARY JO MAYNES

1 Master Narratives and the Wall Painting of the House of the Vettii, Pompeii 20
BETH SEVERY-HOVEN

2 ‘More Beautiful than Words & Pencil Can Express’: Barbara Bodichon’s Artistic Career at the Interface of her Epistolary and Visual Self Projections 61
MERITXELL SIMON-MARTIN

3 Public Motherhood in West Africa as Theory and Practice 80
LORELLE SEMLEY

4 Profiling the Female Emigrant: A Method of Linguistic Inquiry for Examining Correspondence Collections 97
EMMA MORETON

5 Beyond Constructivism?: Gender, Medicine and the Early History of Sperm Analysis, Germany 1870–1900 127
CHRISTINA BENNINGHAUS

6 ‘I Just Express My Views & Leave Them to Work’: Olive Schreiner as a Feminist Protagonist in a Masculine Political Landscape with Figures 157
LIZ STANLEY AND HELEN DAMPIER

7 Gender without Groups: Confession, Resistance and Selfhood in the Colonial Archive 181
CHRISTOPHER J. LEE

8 The Power of Renewable Resources: Orlando’s Tactical Engagement with the Law of Intestacy 198
JAMIE L. MCDANIEL

9 The Politics of Gender Concepts in Genetics and Hormone Research in Germany, 1900–1940 215
HELGA SATZINGER

10 The Language of Gender in Lovers’ Correspondence, 1946–1949 235
SONIA CANCIAN

11 Gender-Bending in El Teatro Campesino (1968–1980): A Mestiza Epistemology of Performance 246
MEREDITH HELLER

12 Changing Paradigms in Migration Studies: From Men to Women to Gender 262
NANCY L. GREEN

13 Reconsidering Categories of Analysis: Possibilities for Feminist Studies of Conflict 279
SHIRIN SAEIDI

14 An Epistemology of Collusion: Hijras, Kothis and the Historical (Dis)continuity of Gender/Sexual Identities in Eastern India 305
ANIRUDDHA DUTTA

Index 331