The expansion of research into the history of women and gender since the
1970s has changed the face of history. Using the insights of feminist theory and
of historians of women, gender historians have explored the configuration in the
past of gender identities and relations between the sexes. They have also
investigated the history of sexuality and family relations, and analysed ideas
and ideals of masculinity and femininity. Yet gender history has not abandoned
the original, inspirational project of women’s history: to recover and reveal
the lived experience of women in the past and the present. The series Gender
in History provides a forum for these developments.
Its historical coverage extends from the medieval to the modern periods,
and its geographical scope encompasses not only Europe and North America but all
corners of the globe. The series aims to investigate the social and cultural
constructions of gender in historical sources, as well as the gendering of
historical discourse itself. It embraces both detailed case studies of specific
regions or periods, and broader treatments of major themes.
Gender in History titles are designed to meet the needs of both
scholars and students working in this dynamic area of historical research.
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