Gender and the Politics of History

ISBN: 9780231065559
Publisher: Columbia Univ Pr
Edition: 5th Printing
Publication Date: 1989-10
Number of pages: 242
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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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