Sharing the Stage: Biography and Gender in Western Civilization, Volume 2

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CENGAGE Learning, Aug 23, 2002 - Biography & Autobiography - 496 pages
This chronologically arranged reader, designed as a supplement for the introductory western civilization course, centers on gender issues and women's history by including biographies of one man and one woman per chapter. Each chapter also includes background on the political and social climate of the period. The reader addresses three major teaching problems often found in the Western Civilization course: how to integrate women's history into traditional political and social narratives; how to explain to students that gender operates historically and that gender norms and constructs apply to both men and women; and how to capture and maintain student interest in distant events that seem to have little relevance to their lives.

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Vaclav Havel 1936 and Olga
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Questions
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katherine chidley probably To the Supreme Authority
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Jane Slaughter received her Ph.D. in 1972 from the University of New Mexico, where she is currently a professor of history and chaiman of the department. Her training is in Modern European history, with a focus on women's history and modern Italy. She has published extensively in scholarly collections and has edited several journals in history and women's studies.

Melissa K. Bokovoy received her Ph.D. in 1991 from Indiana University. Her training is in Eastern European history since 1453. She is an associate professor of history at the University of New Mexico. She has published two books on modern Yugoslavia, and has contributed numerous articles and chapters to scholarly collections on Eastern Europe.

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