Gender in World History
Published March 10th 2006 by Routledge – 192 pages
Series: Themes in World History
From classical times to the twenty-first century, Gender in World History is a fascinating exploration of what happens to established ideas about men and women, and their roles, when different cultural systems come into contact. This book breaks new ground to facilitate a consistent approach to gender in a world history context.
This second edition has been completely updated, and now includes:
With coverage right up to the present day, Gender in World History is essential reading for students of world history.
'Brings together two of the most dynamic areas of contemporary historical research, global and gender history … it presents examples from a variety of different cultures in ways that will be appealing to many readers.' - - Merry Wiesner-Hanks, University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee
'A comparative history of immense ambition … [It] will be profitably consulted by gender historians. It successfully demonstrates that gender is a historical construct that is rebuilt by each generation and varies from culture to culture,' - Journal of Contemporary History
Introduction 1. The Traditional Base: Civilizations and Patriarchy Part 1: From Classical Civilizations Through the Postclassical Period 2. Early Contacts: Influences from Cultural Diversity 3. Buddhism and Chinese Women 4. Islamic Standards Outside the Heartland: Changes and Continuities in India and Sub-Saharan Africa 5.The Chinese Influence Part 2: Results of European Expansion, 1500–1900 6. Europeans and Native Americans 7. Men and Women amid British Imperialism in India 8. Western Influences and Regional Reactions: Polynesia and Africa 9. Westernization and Gender: Beyond the Colonial Models Part 3: The Twentieth Century 10. Immigration as Culture Contact 11. Contact and Retract: The Middle East in the Twentieth Century 12. New International Influences 13. International Consumer Culture: The Question of Impact. Conclusion: Patterns and Trends