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ISBN-10: 0631223932

ISBN-13: 9780631223931

A better half to Gender History surveys the background of girls world wide, stories their interplay with males in gendered societies, and appears on the position of gender in shaping human habit over hundreds of thousands of years.

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

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1997) Alfred C. Kinsey, A Public/Private Life. New York: Norton. Laqueur, Thomas (1990) Making Sex: Body and Gender from the Greeks to Freud. : Harvard University Press. McLaren, Angus (1990) A History of Contraception From Antiquity to the Present Day. Oxford: Blackwell. McLaren, Angus (1999) Twentieth Century Sexuality. London: Blackwell. Mason, Michael (1994) The Making of Victorian Sexuality. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Mosse, George L. (1996) The Image of Man: The Creation of Modern Masculinity.

These “others” were initially the traditional class rivals of the bourgeoisie: vice-ridden and profligate aristocrats, drunken and disorderly proletarians, and bestial peasants. New public health and educational officials believed each class “type” could profit, in its respective way, from exposure to bourgeois values and hygiene; the earliest welfare state ventures for the poor, single mothers, and abandoned children dished out bourgeois moral precepts along with other forms of support. Sexual segregation and differentially gendered curricula became the rule in the new public schools, paralleling developments in society at large.

State authorities assumed that men, unlike women, could take care of themselves, and generally did not attempt to restrict male labor migration in this period. At the same time, religious ideas about gender, especially articulated in Catholicism and Protestantism, more consistently shaped the gender meanings of labor in Western Europe. The ideologically and politically powerful Catholic Church continued to promulgate widely its views of women as essentially inferior to men, with primary responsibilities which lay in the home and family.

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