New York: Columbia University Press, 1988. First Edition (presumed). Hardcover. Used - Very Good. Black cloth boards with red lettering to spine. Lower right corners are bumped. Clean, unmarked, tight. Endnotes. Index. 16 x 23.5 cm. 242 pp. / Very Good/Fine. Light wear. Corresponding bumps to lower right corner. Item #11592
This landmark work from a renowned feminist historian is a foundational demonstration of the uses of gender as a conceptual tool for cultural and historical analysis. Joan Wallach Scott offers a trenchant critique of the compartmentalization of women’s history, arguing that political and social categories are always fundamentally shaped by gender and that questions of gender are essential to considerations of difference in history. Exploring topics ranging from language and class to the politics of work and family, Gender and the Politics of History is a vital contribution to feminist history and historical methodology that also speaks more broadly to the ongoing redefinition of gender in our political and cultural vocabularies.