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The Feminist History Reader : Routledge Readers in History - Keith Jenkins

The Feminist History Reader

Routledge Readers in History

By: Keith Jenkins, Sue Morgan (Editor)

Paperback Published: 21st April 2006
ISBN: 9780415318105
Number Of Pages: 417

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Over the past thirty years feminist historians have challenged and changed the way history is written. This self-critical dialogue between women has resulted in the development of a richly reflexive feminist historiography. "The Feminist History Reader" gathers together key articles that have shaped this historiography and introduces students to the major shifts and turning points in this dialogue.
The Reader is divided into four sections. Part one looks at early feminist historians' writings following the move from reclaiming women's past through to the development of gender history. Part two focuses on the interaction of feminist history with 'the linguistic turn' and addresses the challenges made by poststructuralism and the responses it provoked. Part three examines the work of lesbian historians and queer theorists in their challenge the heterosexism of feminist history writing. The final part of the Reader looks at the work of black feminists and postcolonial critics/Third World scholars and how they have laid bare the ethnocentric and imperialist tendencies of feminist theory. Each reading has a critical introduction and guide to further reading.
Including a comprehensive, general introduction, this is a wide ranging guide to developments in feminist history and is essential reading for all students of history.

`Advanced readers are likely to find much of interest in the Feminist History Reader ... Morgan's was a difficult editorial task and the result is a stylish set of readings which will enable important issues about feminist historical theorizing to be addressed and debated in the classroom, particularly given that Morgan's editorial viewpoint on the field is discussed in such an interesting and in-depth way.' - Feminist Review

Acknowledgementsp. ix
Introduction: Writing Feminist History: Theoretical Debates and Critical Practicesp. 1
Bringing the female subject into viewp. 49
The Trouble with 'Patriarchy'p. 51
Feminism and Historyp. 59
Golden Age to Separate Spheres? A Review of the Categories and Chronology of English Women's Historyp. 74
Politics and Culture in Women's History: A Symposiump. 87
Women's History and Gender History: Aspects of an International Debatep. 104
History and the Challenge of Gender Historyp. 116
Deconstructing the female subject: feminist history and 'the linguistic turn'p. 131
Gender: A Useful Category of Historical Analysisp. 133
Does a Sex Have a History?p. 149
Gender History/Women's History: Is Feminist Scholarship Losing its Critical Edge?p. 160
Gender as a Postmodern Category of Paralysisp. 175
Postmodern Blacknessp. 191
Contingent Foundations: Feminism and the Question of 'Postmodernism'p. 197
Searching for the subject: lesbian historyp. 203
Who Hid Lesbian History?p. 205
Does it Matter if They did it?p. 212
Lesbian History: All Theory and No Facts or All Facts and No Theory?p. 219
Queer: Theorizing Politics and Historyp. 232
'Lesbian-Like' and the Social History of Lesbianismsp. 244
Toward a Global History of Same-Sex Sexualityp. 260
Centres of difference: decolonising subjects, rethinking boundariesp. 271
Gender & Race: The Ampersand Problem in Feminist Thoughtp. 273
Challenging Imperial Feminismp. 284
An Open Letter to Mary Dalyp. 295
'What has Happened Here': The Politics of Difference in Women's History and Feminist Politicsp. 300
Dead Women Tell No Tales: Issues of Female Subjectivity, Subaltern Agency and Tradition in Colonial and Post-Colonial Writings on Widow Immolation in Indiap. 309
Gender and Nationp. 323
'Introduction' to Civilising Subjectsp. 339
Rethinking Boundaries: Feminism and (Inter)nationalism in Early-Twentieth-Century Indiap. 351
Actions Louder than Words: The Historical Task of Defining Feminist Consciousness in Colonial West Africap. 360
'Under Western Eyes' Revisited: Feminist Solidarity Through Anticapitalist Strugglesp. 373
Afterwordp. 385
Feminism's Historyp. 387
Guide to further readingp. 399
Indexp. 405
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ISBN: 9780415318105
ISBN-10: 0415318106
Series: Routledge Readers in History
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 417
Published: 21st April 2006
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.49 x 17.32  x 2.34
Weight (kg): 0.76
Edition Number: 1