New PDF release: A Companion to Gender History (Blackwell Companions to

By Teresa A. Meade

ISBN-10: 1405149604

ISBN-13: 9781405149600

A significant other to Gender historical past surveys the heritage of girls worldwide, reviews their interplay with males in gendered societies, and appears on the function of gender in shaping human habit over millions of years. an intensive survey of the background of girls world wide, their interplay with males, and the function of gender in shaping human habit over hundreds of thousands of years. Discusses relations background, the historical past of the physique and sexuality, and cultural background along women’s historical past and gender historical past. Considers the significance of sophistication, zone, ethnicity, race and faith to the formation of gendered societies. includes either thematic essays and chronological-geographic essays. offers due weight to pre-history and the pre-modern period in addition to to the fashionable period. Written by way of students from around the English-speaking international and students for whom English isn't really their first language.

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IV: 210–12). From this perspective, neither the woman who adhered closely to the traditional image of the “angel in the house” nor the one who challenged it could engage the sexual attentions of the conflicted men of the age! By 1900 or so the entire range of what we still take to be “perversions” were integrated into clinical practice and came gradually into discursive use in the broader culture. The word “heterosexual” was also introduced at about this time as a deceivingly neutral description of “normal” sexual aim.

The modernization process in China, Southeast Asia and throughout much of the colonized world appropriated some of the conceptual elements of Western efforts to regulate reproduction in the national interest. Intellectuals in Revolutionary China sought support for their campaigns to eliminate arranged marriages, promote maternal health and hygiene, and fight against prostitution and venereal disease. But they did much of this out of eugenic concerns for healthy births and national fitness, not simply from enlightened motives.

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