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Scott, Joan Wallach

Works: 120 works in 420 publications in 5 languages and 18,035 library holdings
Genres: History  Case studies  Conference proceedings  Cross-cultural studies  Biography  Sources  Records and correspondence  Personal narratives‡vAmerican 
Roles: Author, Compiler, Editor, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Author of introduction, Interviewee
Classifications: HQ1154, 305.409
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Joan Wallach Scott
Gender and the politics of history by Joan Wallach Scott( Book )

34 editions published between 1988 and 2005 in English and held by 1,621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women, work, and family by Louise Tilly( Book )

49 editions published between 1978 and 2002 in 4 languages and held by 1,570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Etude sociale et historique de l'évolution du statut et de la condition sociale de la femme par rapport au travail au foyer et sur le marché du travail, en Angleterre et en France, aux 18e, 19e et 20e siècles. Les auteures situent leur analyse dans le processus d'industrialisation des deux pays concernés. L'existence de femmes qui assument la double tâche du travail au foyer et sur le marché du travail est assez ancienne, mais il y a variation selon les milieux sociaux et économiques
The politics of the veil by Joan Wallach Scott( Book )

17 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and Turkish and held by 809 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 2004, the French government instituted a ban on the wearing of "conspicuous signs" of religious affiliation in public schools. Though the ban applies to everyone, it is aimed at Muslim girls wearing headscarves. Proponents of the law insist it upholds France's values of secular liberalism and regard the headscarf as symbolic of Islam's resistance to modernity. The Politics of the Veil is an explosive refutation of this view, one that bears important implications for us all. Joan Wallach Scott, the renowned pioneer of gender studies, argues that the law is symptomatic of France's failure to integrate its former colonial subjects as full citizens. She examines the long history of racism behind the law as well as the ideological barriers thrown up against Muslim assimilation. She emphasizes the conflicting approaches to sexuality that lie at the heart of the debate--how French supporters of the ban view sexual openness as the standard for normalcy, emancipation, and individuality, and the sexual modesty implicit in the headscarf as proof that Muslims can never become fully French. Scott maintains that the law, far from reconciling religious and ethnic differences, only exacerbates them. She shows how the insistence on homogeneity is no longer feasible for France--or the West in general--and how it creates the very "clash of civilizations" said to be at the root of these tensions. The Politics of the Veil calls for a new vision of community where common ground is found amid our differences, and where the embracing of diversity--not its suppression--is recognized as the best path to social harmony."
Feminists theorize the political by Judith Butler( Book )

13 editions published in 1992 in English and Spanish and held by 782 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The use of "theory" in feminist analysis has been said to threaten feminism as a political force. This collection of work by leading feminist scholars engages with the question of the political status of poststructuralism theory within feminism. Against the view that the use of post-structuralism necessarily weakens feminism, 'Feminists Theorize the Political' affirms the contemporary debate over theory as politically rich and consequential. In laying the theoretical groundwork for the volume, Butler and Scott posed a number of questions to prominent legal scholars, literary critics, philosophers, political theorists, historians, and cultural theorists. The essays do not settle the questions but generate new and productive directions for them. The volume as a whole valorizes the unsettling power and politics of theory. The essays in 'Feminists Theorize the Political' speak to the questions that emerge from the convergence of feminism and poststructuralism: What happens to feminist critique when traditional foundations--experience, history, universal norms--are called into question? Can feminist theory problematize the notion of the subject without losing its political effectivity? Which version of the subject is to questioned, and how does that questioning open up possibilities for reformulating agency, power, and sites of political resistance? What are the consequences of a specifically feminist reformulation of difference? What are the uses and limits of a poststructuralist critique of binary logic for the theorization of racial and class differences, the position of the subaltern? This anthology represents a diverse array of theoretical work within feminist theory with strong political stakes. Although not all of the authors subscribe to poststructuralism, (and few would concede post-structuralism is a monolithic enterprise), each offers an innovative feminist analysis that is in some way motivated in and by the poststructuralist challenge. 'Feminists Theorize The Political' addresses a range of feminist concerns, including productive freedom, anti-discrimination law, rape, and formulating power in terms of exclusion, difference and hierarchy
Feminism and history by Joan Wallach Scott( Book )

24 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 724 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The question of difference - between women and men and among women - is at the heart of feminist theory and the history of feminism. Feminists have long debated the meanings of sexual difference: is it an underlying truth of nature or the result of changing social belief? Are women the same as or different from men? Feminism and History argues that sexual difference, indeed that all forms of social differentiation, cannot be understood apart from history. It brings together the best critical articles available to analyze the ways in which differences among women (along the lines of class, ethnicity, race, and sexuality) and between women and men have been produced. The articles range across many countries and time periods (from the Middle Ages to the present) and they include analyses of western and non-western experiences. There are discussions of race in the United States and in colonial contexts. A variety of theoretical approaches to the question of difference is included; but in all cases, difference is the focus of the historian's analysis
Only paradoxes to offer : French feminists and the rights of man by Joan Wallach Scott( Book )

19 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 663 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When feminists argued for political rights in the context of liberal democracy they faced an impossible choice. On the one hand, they insisted that the differences between men and women were irrelevant for citizenship. On the other hand, by the fact that they acted on behalf of women, they introduced the very idea of difference they sought to eliminate. This paradox - the need both to accept and to refuse sexual difference in politics - was the constitutive condition of the long struggle by women to gain the right of citizenship. In this new book, remarkable in both its findings and its methodology, award-winning historian Joan Wallach Scott reads feminist history in terms of this paradox of sexual difference
The glassworkers of Carmaux : French craftsmen and political action in a nineteenth-century city by Joan Wallach Scott( Book )

14 editions published between 1974 and 1980 in English and held by 597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women's studies on the edge by Joan Wallach Scott( Book )

12 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At many universities, women's studies programs have achieved department status, establishing tenure-track appointments, graduate programs, and consistent course enrollments. Yet, as Joan Wallach Scott notes in her introduction to this collection, in the wake of its institutional successes, women's studies has begun to lose its critical purchase. Feminism, the driving political force behind women's studies, is often regarded as an outmoded political position by many of today's students, and activism is no longer central to women's studies programs on many campuses. In Women's Studies on the Edge, leading feminist scholars tackle the critical, political, and institutional challenges that women's studies has faced since its widespread integration into university curricula. The contributors to Women's Studies on the Edge embrace feminism not as a set of prescriptions but as a critical stance, one that seeks to interrogate and disrupt prevailing systems of gender. Refusing to perpetuate and protect orthodoxies, they ask tough questions about the impact of institutionalization on the once radical field of women's studies; about the ongoing difficulties of articulating women's studies with ethnic, queer, and race studies; and about the limits of liberal concepts of emancipation for understanding non-Western women
Learning about women : gender, politics and power( Book )

8 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Parité! : sexual equality and the crisis of French universalism by Joan Wallach Scott( Book )

22 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

France today is in the throes of a crisis about whether to represent social differences within its political system and, if so, how. It is a crisis defined by the rhetoric of a universalism that takes the abstract individual to be the representative not only of citizens but also of the nation. In Parité! Joan Wallach Scott shows how the requirement for abstraction has led to the exclusion of women from French politics. During the 1990s, le mouvement pour la parité successfully campaigned for women's inclusion in elective office with an argument that is unprecedented in the annals of feminism
Transitions, environments, translations : feminisms in international politics by Joan Wallach Scott( Book )

12 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essays in Transitions, Environments, Translations explore the varied meanings of feminism in different political, cultural, and historical contexts. They respond to the claim that feminism is Western in origin and universalist in theory, and to the assumption that feminist goals are self-evident and the same in all contexts. Rather than assume that there is a blueprint by which to measure the strength or success of feminism in different parts of the world, these essays consider feminism to be a site of local, national and international conflict. They ask: What is at stak
The fantasy of feminist history by Joan Wallach Scott( Book )

13 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book consist of different essays, in which the author debates that feminist perspectives on history are enriched by psychoanalytical concepts (particularly fantasy). The essays contain information about women's history and gender
Schools of thought : twenty-five years of interpretive social science by Joan Wallach Scott( Book )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher Description (unedited publisher data) Schools of Thought brings together a cast of prominent scholars to assess, with unprecedented breadth and vigor, the intellectual revolution over the past quarter century in the social sciences. This collection of twenty essays stems from a 1997 conference that celebrated the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Institute for Advanced Study's School of Social Science. The authors, who represent a wide range of disciplines, are all associated with the School's emphasis on interpretive social science, which rejects models from the hard sciences and opts instead for a humanistic approach to social inquiry. Following a preface by Clifford Geertz, whose profound insights have helped shape the School from the outset, the essays are arranged in four sections. The first offers personal reflections on disciplinary changes the second features essays advocating changes in focus or methodology the third presents field overviews and institutional history while the fourth addresses the link between political philosophy and world governance. Two recurring themes are the uses (and pitfalls) of interdisciplinary studies and the relation between scholarship and social change. This book will be rewarding for anyone interested in how changing trends in scholarship shape the understanding of our social worlds. The contributors include David Apter, Kaushik Basu, Judith Butler, Nicholas Dirks, Jean Elshtain, Peter Galison, Wolf Lepenies, Jane Mansbridge, Andrew Pickering, Mary Poovey, Istvan Rev, Renato Rosaldo, Michael Rustin, Joan W. Scott, William H. Sewell, Jr., Quentin Skinner, Charles Taylor, Anna Tsing, Michael Walzer, and Gavin Wright
Going public : feminism and the shifting boundaries of the private sphere( Book )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Western societies : a documentary history by Brian Tierny( Book )

5 editions published between 1984 and 2000 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Love and politics in wartime : letters to my wife, 1943-45 by Benedict Solomon Alper( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An intelligent and politically engaged man who was approaching forty, Ben Alper tried for nearly two years to join actively in the war against fascism. Finally, in September 1943, he was accepted by the army, assigned to the military police, and shipped out to serve in Northern Africa and Italy. Thus began a daily stream of letters to Ethel, his wife. Selected from among the eight hundred letters written during his two-year assignment, this collection reveals much about the impact of large political movements on everyday life and about the ways in which two people sustain their love throughout a long absence and over a great distance. Before the war, Ben and Ethel shared an involvement in politics. Both were committed to a vision of society that included economic justice; in the United States their idealism found focus in the New Deal and the labor movement, and internationally in antifascist struggles in Europe. They watched the triumphs of Mussolini and Hitler with horror, and they supported the Allied resistance to them after the outbreak of war in 1939. Ben's decision to enlist was based on an overwhelming desire to be part of the action he so strongly supported. Ben Alper's assignment was largely managerial, so his letters contain few of the descriptions of battles and death that we associate with wartime accounts. What they tell about are the effects of war on ordinary people; young soldiers, villagers, children; about the political attitudes and practices of British and American military commanders and soldiers, Italian workers and business leaders, Yugoslav officials and partisans; and about the values and vision of Alper himself. For Ethel, a professional artist, Ben crafted letters to evoke an emotional as well as visual response. One sees in brilliant color and detail some of the scenes he describes. Unlike a diary, these letters were addressed to a specific person and served both to create and sustain a relationship with her. These are intimate love letters, full of longing and nostalgia, meant to reassure Ethel about his commitment to her even as he recounts the excitement of travel and the pleasure of making new, often quite intense, friendships far away from home. Although none of Ethel's letters have survived, her devotion, empathy, and occasional jealousy are understood through the passionate responses they evoke in her husband
La citoyenne paradoxale : les féministes françaises et les droits de l'homme by Joan Wallach Scott( Book )

6 editions published in 1998 in French and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyse d'un autre paradoxe à la française: le modèle républicain fondé sur l'égalité et la liberté de la personne, mise au service de l'exclusion politique des femmes, qui n'ont obtenu le droit de vote qu'en 1944. Ce livre traite de la protestation féministe contre cette prétendue universalité des droits, qui excluait les femmes de la citoyenneté
De l'utilité du genre by Joan Wallach Scott( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in French and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Autobiography of a generation : Italy, 1968 by Luisa Passerini( Book )

2 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The year 1968 is symbolic in Italy of a decade of struggles by students, women, workers, intellectuals, and technicians. This work documents the intricate web of individual and communal experiences in the political movements of the 1960s. Passerini alternates chapters based on her diaries with interviews of other participants
A community of scholars : impressions of the Institute for Advanced Study by Serge J-F Levy( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This beautifully illustrated anthology celebrates eighty years of history and intellectual inquiry at the Institute for Advanced Study, one of the world's leading centers for theoretical research. Featuring essays by current and former members and faculty along with photographs by Serge J-F. Levy, the book captures the spirit of curiosity, freedom, and comradeship that is a hallmark of this unique community of scholars. Founded in 1930 in Princeton, New Jersey, the institute encourages and supports fundamental research in the sciences and humanities--the original, often speculative thinking th
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Gender and the politics of history
Alternative Names
Joan Scott

Joan Wallach Scott storica statunitense

Joan Wallach Scott US-amerikanische Historikerin

Scott, Joan

Scott , Joan W.

Scott, Joan W. 1941-

Scott, Joan Wallach.

Scott Wallach , Joan

Sukotto, Jōn W. 1941-

Wallach Scott, Joan

Wallach Scott, Joan 1941-

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スコット, ジョーン・W

English (248)

French (22)

Spanish (4)

Italian (3)

Turkish (1)

Women, work, and familyThe politics of the veilFeminists theorize the politicalFeminism and historyOnly paradoxes to offer : French feminists and the rights of manThe glassworkers of Carmaux : French craftsmen and political action in a nineteenth-century cityWomen's studies on the edgeLearning about women : gender, politics and power