A Companion to Gender History (Wiley Blackwell Companions to by PDF

ISBN-10: 0631223932

ISBN-13: 9780631223931

A better half to Gender History surveys the background of ladies worldwide, stories their interplay with males in gendered societies, and appears on the position of gender in shaping human habit over hundreds of thousands of years.

• an in depth survey of the historical past of ladies around the globe, their interplay with males, and the function of gender in shaping human habit over hundreds of thousands of years.
• Discusses relations background, the background of the physique and sexuality, and cultural background along women’s heritage and gender background.
• Considers the significance of sophistication, area, ethnicity, race and faith to the formation of gendered societies.
• comprises either thematic essays and chronological-geographic essays.
• provides due weight to pre-history and the pre-modern period in addition to to the trendy period.
• Written by means of students from around the English-speaking global and students for whom English isn't their first language.

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It is not surprising that the pathologization of same-sex sexuality coincided with its criminalization almost everywhere in the West and, where Western science and medicine were admired, elsewhere as well. There are two notable things about this classificational system. First is the fact that the desired norm against which all the perversions were measured was procreative heterosexual intercourse, which, as we already know, had an ancient religious and scientific genealogy. Second, the entire logic of the effort to identify and cure the perversions depended on the gender orthodoxies of Western societies.

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London: Routledge. Chapter Two Gender and Labor in World History Laura Levine Frader Men and women’s relations in work as well as the nature of their work have varied enormously over time and geography. From prehistoric times to the present, labor has undergone revolutionary transformations from the early activities of hunters and gatherers designed to provide the materials necessary to basic survival, to the sophisticated work of modern industrial and post-industrial societies. But perhaps the most fundamental characteristic of human labor – one that has crossed both temporal and geographical boundaries – has been the fact that with the possible exception of the earliest human societies, it has virtually always been marked by “gender,” – that is, by the social and historical meanings of sexual difference and the power relations that they have produced.

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