Skip to Content

Major Works

Major Works: Women's & Gender History

You are currently browsing 1–10 of 90 new and published major works in the subject of Women's & Gender History — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

For major works that are not yet published; please browse forthcoming major works.

Routledge Major Works has a strong international focus and each of the sets is edited by a leading expert in their field. This publishing programme continues to grow with new book series being created all the time. Worthy mentions include a new Sports Studies and Construction Series.

Titles published by Routledge Major Works cover an abundance of literature on leading and influential figures, key concepts, topics and sub-disciplines across the social sciences, humanities, behavioural sciences and law.

New and Published Books

  1. Women and Gender in Science and Technology

    Edited by Londa Schiebinger

    Series: Critical Concepts in Historical Studies

    The question of gender in science and technology is pursued by scholars from different disciplines and perspectives: historians study the lives of women scientists within the context of institutions that for centuries held women at arm’s length; sociologists uncover women’s access to the means of...

    Published May 7th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Women, Beauty, and Fashion

    Edited by Monika Pietrzak-Franger

    Series: History of Feminism

    SPECIAL INTRODUCTORY PRICE! (Valid until three months after publication.) Co-published by Routledge and Edition Synapse, the History of Feminism series makes key archival source material readily available to scholars, researchers, and students of women’s and gender studies, women’s history,...

    Published January 19th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Gender and Japanese Society

    Edited by Dolores P Martinez

    Series: Critical Concepts in Asian Studies

    Compiled and introduced by D. P. Martinez, the editor of an acclaimed four-volume anthology on Modern Japanese Culture and Society (Routledge, 2007) (978-0-415-41609-2), this new title from Routledge’s Critical Concepts in Asian Studies series, is a collection of classic and the very best...

    Published November 21st 2013 by Routledge

  4. Girls’ School Stories, 1749–1929

    Edited by Kristine Moruzi, Michelle J. Smith

    Series: History of Feminism

    As part of the ongoing project of retrieving women writers from the margins of literary and cultural history, scholars of literature, history, and gender studies are increasingly exploring and interrogating girls’ print culture. School stories, in particular, are generating substantial scholarly...

    Published October 8th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Women in Colonial India: Historical Documents and Sources

    Edited by Pramod K. Nayar

    Co-published by Routledge and Edition Synapse, this new title makes key archival source material readily available to scholars, researchers, and students of Indian imperial history. The collection will be particularly welcomed by those working in women’s and gender studies, and in women’s history,...

    Published September 11th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Children and Empire

    Edited by Cheryl M. Cassidy, Andrea Kaston Tange

    Series: History of Feminism

    Co-published by Routledge and Edition Synapse The History of Feminism series makes key archival source material readily available to scholars, researchers, and students of women’s and gender studies, women’s history, and women’s writing, as well as those working in allied and related fields....

    Published December 13th 2012 by Routledge

  7. Women and Belief, 1852–1928

    Edited by Jessica Cox, Mark Llewellyn, Nadine Muller

    Series: History of Feminism

    Co-published by Routledge and Edition Synapse Over recent years, research into religious belief during the Victorian period and the early twentieth century has grown in diversity and importance. The centrality of faith-based discourses to women of the period has long been recognized by scholars in...

    Published October 15th 2012 by Routledge

  8. Women Workers in the Second World War

    Production and Patriarchy in Conflict

    By Penny Summerfield

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Women's History

    The Second World War is often seen as a period of emancipation, because of the influx of women into paid work, and because the state took steps to relieve women of domestic work. This study challenges such a picture. The state approached the removal of women from the domestic sphere with extreme...

    Published October 9th 2012 by Routledge

  9. Out of the Cage

    Women's Experiences in Two World Wars

    By Gail Braybon, Penny Summerfield

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Women's History

    Originally published in 1987, Out of the Cage brings vividly to life the experiences of working women from all social groups in the two World Wars. Telling a fascinating story, the authors emphasise what the women themselves have had to say, in diaries, memoirs, letters and recorded interviews...

    Published October 9th 2012 by Routledge

  10. Women Workers in the First World War

    By Gail Braybon

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Women's History

    Commentators writing soon after the outbreak of the First World War about the classic problems of women’s employment (low pay, lack of career structure, exclusion from "men’s jobs") frequently went on to say that the war had "changed all this", and that women’s position would never be the same...

    Published October 9th 2012 by Routledge

Subjects

There are no subcategories under Women's & Gender History.


Forthcoming Books

  1. Margaret Thatcher
    Edited by Tim Bale
    To Be Published November 20th 2014
  2. Women in the Middle East, 4-vol. set
    Edited by Fatma Muge Gocek
    To Be Published September 14th 2015

Find more forthcoming books