Gender and the Politics of History: revised edition

Paperback | November 23, 1999

byJoan Wallach Scott

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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.

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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 H...

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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 Hi...

Joan Wallach Scott is professor of social science at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. She is author of Only Paradoxes to Offer: French Feminists and the Rights of Man, The Glassworkers of Carmaux for which she won the H.B. Adams Prize from the American Historical Association, and (with Louise Tilly) Women, Work, and the ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:242 pages, 5.8 × 8.9 × 0.68 inPublished:November 23, 1999Publisher:Columbia University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0231118570

ISBN - 13:9780231118576

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Table of Contents

I. Toward a Feminist HistoryII. Gender and ClassIII. Gender in HistoryIV. Equality and Difference

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A tour de force-[the essays] reveal historical imagination relentlessly moving forward...as sophisticated advocacy for the case of theory, and illumination of the state of the art of women's history, there is nothing better than Gender and the Politics of History.