Gender in World History

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Psychology Press, 2000 - History - 162 pages
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From classical times to the twenty-first century, Gender in World History is a fascinating exploration of what happens to established ideas about men and women, and their roles, when different cultural systems come into contact. This book breaks new ground to facilitate a consistent approach to gender in a world history context. This second edition has been completely updated, and now includes: expanded introductions to each chronological sectionextensive discussion of the twentieth century bringing it right up-to-datenew chapters on international influences in the first half of the twentieth century and globilization in the latter part of the twentieth centuryengagement with the recent work done on gender history and theory. With coverage right up to the present day, Gender in World History is essential reading for students of world history.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
The traditional base Civilizations and patriarchy
8
From classical civilizations through the postclassical period
17
Early contacts Influences from cultural diversity
21
Buddhism and Chinese women
30
Islamic standards outside the heartland Changes and continuities in India and subSaharan Africa
38
The Chinese influence
49
Results of European expansion 15001900
57
Western influences and regional reactions Polynesia and Africa
89
Westernization and gender Beyond the colonial models
98
The twentieth century
113
Immigration as culture contact
117
Contact and retract The Middle East in the twentieth century
124
New international influences
133
International consumer culture The question of impact
148
Patterns and trends
155

Europeans and Native Americans
63
Men and women amid British imperialism in India
75

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