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Retrieving women's history - changi : Changing Perceptions of the Role of Women in Politics and Society - S Jay Kleinberg

Retrieving women's history - changi

Changing Perceptions of the Role of Women in Politics and Society

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Published: 8th January 1992
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Edited by S. Jay Kleinberg, this volume investigates the role played by women in ancient, more recent and contemporary history and demonstrates that taking into account the activities of women radically alters the perspectives of historians.

"Representing a balanced, sophisticated, critical and comparative approach, the authors contribute a wealth of bibliographic information as well as fresh insights into women's history ... Readers seeking a concise, well-informed resource will profit from this collection." --Choice

Preface
Introduction
Theoretical and methodological issues in the study of women in historyp. 1
The problem of invisibilityp. 5
The presentation of African women in historical writingp. 30
Making history: women in Francep. 41
Redressing the balance or transforming the art? the British experiencep. 60
The role of women in the history of the Arab statesp. 79
Women, work and familyp. 99
Women and the slave plantation economy in the Caribbeanp. 105
Historical evolution in the sexual division of labour in Nigeriap. 133
Sexual divisions: women's work in late nineteenth-century Englandp. 148
Hidden work: outwork in Dutch industrialisationp. 166
Women in the economy of the United States from the American Revolution to 1920p. 186
Women, the state and politicsp. 215
From empire to nation state: transformations of the woman question in Turkeyp. 219
Women, state and politics: the Soviet experiencep. 241
Women's politics and women in politics in Norway since the end of the nineteenth centuryp. 254
Feminism and politics: women and the vote in Uruguayp. 278
Towards developing a history of women: regional and cultural challengesp. 299
The history of women in Latin Americap. 303
Breaking out of invisibility: rewriting the history of women in Ancient Indiap. 319
Women in Muslim history: traditional perspectives and new strategiesp. 338
Breaking the silence and broadening the frontiers of history: recent studies on African womenp. 356
Notes on Contributorsp. 365
Bibliographyp. 368
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ISBN: 9780854966820
ISBN-10: 085496682X
Series: Berg - UNESCO Series in Women's Studies
Audience: BAC
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 396
Published: 8th January 1992
Publisher: BERG PUBL INC
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.8  x 2.26
Weight (kg): 0.46
Edition Number: 1