Gender and the Politics of History

TitleGender and the Politics of History
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication1999
AuthorsScott, Joan Wallach
Edition2nd, updated
Number of Pages285
PublisherColumbia University Press
CityNew York

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.

Original Publication(New York: Columbia University Press, 1988)
Reprint EditionGénero e historia (México: Fondo de Cultura Económica, 2008); ACLS Humanities E-Book
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