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Gender and the Politics of History (1989)

by Joan Wallach Scott

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An important contribution to theoretical gender historical writing, this book was perhaps the first to introduce into gender history the notion of gender as the social construction of sexual difference. A stimulating theoretical discussion of the implications of history (as a discipline) and gender, and of the necessity for the explicit use of gender as a category of historical analysis. Ranges across a set of essays by the author, and might seem polemical at times. Nonetheless, a classic in its field.
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Winner, in the original edition, of the 1989 Joan Kelly Prize of the American Historical Association, this landmark work from a renowned feminist historian is a trenchant critique of women's history and gender inequality. Exploring topics ranging from language and gender to the politics of work and family, Gender and the Politics of History is a crucial interrogation of the uses of gender as a tool for cultural and historical analysis.

The revised edition -- in addition to providing a new generation of readers with access to a classic text in feminist theory and history -- reassesses the book's fundamental topic: the category of gender. In provocatively arguing that gender no longer serves to destabilize our understanding of sexual difference, the new preface and new chapter open a critical dialogue with the original book.

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Winner, in the original edition, of the 1989 Joan Kelly Prize of the American Historical Association, this landmark work from a renowned feminist historian is a trenchant critique of women's history and gender inequality. Exploring topics ranging from language and gender to the politics of work and family, Gender and the Politics of History is a crucial interrogation of the uses of gender as a tool for cultural and historical analysis. The revised edition¿?¿in addition to providing a new generation of readers with access to a classic text in feminist theory and history¿?¿reassesses the book's fundamental topic: the category of gender. In provocatively arguing that gender no longer serves to destabilize our understanding of sexual difference, the new preface and new chapter open a critical dialogue with the original book.… (more)

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