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.
A real tour de force. The New York Times Scott has given us an intelligent, sensitive reflection on the nature of events, of thought, of judgement, of history...The questions Scott asks deserve pursuit. They will enlarge the scope of historical understanding and spawn new questions to be asked in turn. The New Republic A tour de force-[the essays] reveal historical imagination relentlessly moving forward...as sophisticated advocacy for the case of theory, and illumination of the state of the art of women's history, there is nothing better than Gender and the Politics of History. Voice Literary Supplement
I. Toward a Feminist History II. Gender and Class III. Gender in History IV. Equality and Difference
Series: Gender and Culture
For Ages: 22+ years old
Number Of Pages: 242
Published: 23rd November 1999
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24
Weight (kg): 0.37
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised