Gender Conflicts: New Essays in Women's History

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University of Toronto Press, 1992 - History - 303 pages
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In the early 1970s, when women's history began to claim attention as an emerging discipline in North American universities, it was dominated by a middle-class Anglo-Saxon bias. Today the field is much more diverse, a development reflected in the scope of this volume.  Rather than documenting the experiences of women solely in a framework of gender analysis, its authors recognize the interaction of race, class, and gender as central in shaping women's lives, and men's.

These essays represent an exciting breakthrough in women's studies, expanding the borders of the discipline while breaking down barriers between mainstream and women's history.

 

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Contents

Maidenly Girls or Designing Women?
27
WorkingClass Women in
67
Class Ethnicity and Gender in the Eaton Strikes
189
Social Workers Women and
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Franca Iacovetta is a professor in the Department of History at the University of Toronto. Mariana Valverde teaches sociology at York University.

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