Downs, Laura Lee, 1955-

Writing gender history / Laura Lee Downs. - London : New York : Hodder Arnold ; Distributed in the United States of America by Oxford University Press, 2004. - x, 209 p. ; 24 cm. - Writing history . - Writing history. .

Includes bibliographical references (p. [189]-203) and index.

Before the second wave: scholarship on women from the early twentieth century into the 1960s. -- Second-wave feminism and the rediscovery of women's history, 1968-1975. -- Feminist historians and the 'new' social history: the case of England, 1968-1995. -- Is female to male as nature is to culture? Feminist anthropology and the search for a key to all misogynist mythologies. -- Beyond separate spheres: from women's history to gender history. -- Gender history, cultural history and the history of masculinity. -- Gender, poststructuralism and the 'cultural/linguistic turn' in history. -- Gender and history in a postcolonial world. -- From separate spheres to the public sphere: gender and the sexual politics of citizenship. -- Gender and history in a post-poststructuralist world. -- Conclusion: Women's and gender history as a work in progress.

"How has feminist scholarship changed history? At the beginning of the twenty-first century, it is clear that scholars no longer imagine that it is possible to write history, whether of the political, military, social, economic or intellectual varieties, without taking gender into account. Writing Gender History explores the evolution of historical writing about women and gender from the 1930s until the early twenty-first century. The discussion moves from women's history to gender history, and then to poststructuralist challenges to women's and gender history. Designed to be accessible to students, discussion focuses neither on abstract theory nor on historiography per se, but rather upon the practical application of theory in historical scholarship on women and gender."--BOOK JACKET.

0340807962 9780340807965


Women--History--20th century.
Feminism--History--20th century.
Sex role--History--20th century.
Sex role--Historiography.

HQ1154 / .D68 2004