A Companion to Gender History by Teresa A. Meade

By Teresa A. Meade

A significant other to Gender History surveys the background of girls around the globe, experiences their interplay with males in gendered societies, and appears on the function of gender in shaping human habit over hundreds of thousands of years.

  • An vast survey of the heritage of girls world wide, their interplay with males, and the function of gender in shaping human habit over hundreds of thousands of years.
  • Discusses kin historical past, the background of the physique and sexuality, and cultural historical past along women’s historical past and gender history.
  • Considers the significance of sophistication, quarter, ethnicity, race and faith to the formation of gendered societies.
  • Contains either thematic essays and chronological-geographic essays.
  • Gives due weight to pre-history and the pre-modern period in addition to to the trendy era.
  • Written through students from around the English-speaking global and students for whom English isn't their first language.

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The epidemic illustrates the extraordinary capacity that sexual deviance has always possessed as a symbol in moral panics and purity crusades against minorities or exotic sexual practices. In modern times, as Angus McLaren has pointed out, social upheavals or rapid changes of any kind are often read as sexual rebellions or as crises in sexuality (McLaren, 1990: 45). This was so with the fears of masturbation when adolescence emerged as a distinct new phase of childhood, with the challenges of both first and second-wave feminism, with the linking of communist subversion with [homo]sexual deviance in the 1950s, or the obsession with the innocence of children in our increasingly sexually explicit society that has led to the persecution of day-care workers and Sunday school teachers.

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Although for generations both men and women used small sickles to cut crops, the appearance of large scythes permitted more efficient harvesting of crops and gendered work. 26 Women took responsibility for dairy production and sold milk, eggs, butter, and cheese in local markets. From small local markets to large urban markets, women staffed stalls and sold jewelry and goods they had acquired by trade as well as the products of their own agricultural labors. Rural women spun and men wove, enabling both to supplement their farm income.

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