Gender in History: Global Perspectives

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John Wiley & Sons, Jun 24, 2011 - History - 248 pages
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Updated with new material to reflect the latest developments in the field, Gender in History: Global Perspectives, 2nd Edition, provides a concise overview of the construction of gender in world cultures from the Paleolithic era to modern times.
  • Includes examples drawn from the most recent scholarship relating to a diverse range of cultures, from Ancient Mesopotamia to post-Soviet Russia, and from the Igbo of Nigeria, to the Iroquois of north eastern North America.
  • Reflects new developments in the field with added coverage of primates, slavery, colonialism, masculinity, and transgender issues
  • Features significant discussion of the Paleolithic and Neolithic periods, an important trend in the study of world history
  • Lays out key theoretical and methodological issues in an introduction that is written in accessible language
  • Supplementary material for instructors and students available at

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Merry Wiesner-Hanks is a Distinguished Professor of History and the Interim Director of the Center for 21st Century Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She is the co-editor of the Sixteenth Century Journal and the author or editor of twenty books and numerous articles that have appeared in English, German, Italian, Spanish, and Chinese. Her books include The Marvelous Hairy Girls (2009), Women and Gender in Early Modern Europe (2008) and, with Teresa Meade, A Companion to Gender History (Blackwell, 2004).

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