Gender and the Politics of History, Paperback Book

Gender and the Politics of History Paperback

Part of the Gender and Culture Series series



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.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 242 pages
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
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  • Category: Historiography
  • ISBN: 9780231118576



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