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Gender in world history

Author: Peter N Stearns
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2000.
Series: Themes in world history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From classical times to the twentieth century, this book provides a fascinating exploration of what happens to established ideas about men and women, and their roles when different cultural systems  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter N Stearns
ISBN: 0415223105 9780415223102 0415223113 9780415223119
OCLC Number: 43701759
Description: viii, 162 pages ; 18 cm.
Contents: 1. The traditional base : civilizations and patriarchy --
pt. 1. From classical civilizations through the postclassical period --
2. Early contacts : influences from cultural diversity --
3. Buddhism and Chinese women --
4. Islamic standards outside the heartland : changes and continuities in India and sub-Saharan Africa --
5. The Chinese influence --
pt. 2. Results of European expansion, 1500-1900 --
6. Europeans and Native Americans --
7. Men and women amid British imperialism in India --
8. Western influences and regional reactions : Polynesia and Africa --
9. Westernization and gender ; beyond the colonial models --
pt. 3. The twentieth century --
10. Immigration as culture contact --
11. Contact and retract : the Middle East in the twentieth century --
12. New international influences --
13. International consumer culture : the question of impact.
Series Title: Themes in world history.
Responsibility: Peter N. Stearns.
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'Brings together two of the most dynamic areas of contemporary historical research, global and gender history ... it presents examples from a variety of different cultures in ways that will be Read more...

 
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