A Companion to Gender History (Blackwell Companions to by Teresa A. Meade

By Teresa A. Meade

A significant other to Gender historical past surveys the historical past of ladies all over the world, experiences their interplay with males in gendered societies, and appears on the function of gender in shaping human habit over hundreds of thousands of years. an intensive survey of the heritage of ladies all over the world, their interplay with males, and the position of gender in shaping human habit over hundreds of thousands of years. Discusses relatives historical past, the historical past of the physique and sexuality, and cultural historical past along women’s background and gender heritage. Considers the significance of sophistication, area, ethnicity, race and faith to the formation of gendered societies. includes either thematic essays and chronological-geographic essays. supplies due weight to pre-history and the pre-modern period in addition to to the fashionable period. Written via students from around the English-speaking global and students for whom English isn't their first language.

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