Further reading: History

This list of further readings that traces the development of scholarship on gender in history is arranged chronologically.

Sheila Rowbotham (1973) Hidden from History: 300 Years of Women's Oppression and the Fight Against It, London: Pluto Press. 

Natalie Zemon Davis (1976) ‘Women’s History in Transition: The European Case’, Feminist Studies 3(3/4): 83–103. https://doi-org.virtual.anu.edu.au/10.2307/3177729

Joan Scott (1986) ‘Gender as a Category of Historical Analysis’, American Historical Review 91(5): 1053–1075. https://doi-org.virtual.anu.edu.au/10.2307/1864376

Mrinalini Sinha (1995) Colonial Masculinity: The ‘Manly Englishman’ and the ‘Effeminate Bengali’ in the Late Nineteenth Century, Manchester, UK: Manchester University Press.

Gail Bederman (1995) Manliness and Civilization: A Cultural History of Gender and Race in the United States, 1880–1817, Chicago: University of Chicago Press. https://doi-org.virtual.anu.edu.au/10.7208/chicago/9780226041490.001.0001

John Tosh (2005) Manliness and Masculinities in Nineteenth-century Britain: Essays on Gender, Family, and Empire, London: Pearson Longman. https://doi-org.virtual.anu.edu.au/10.4324/9781315838533 

Gisela Bock (2006) ‘Women’s History and Gender History: Aspects of an International Debate’, in Sue Morgan (ed) The Feminist History Reader, London: Routledge, pp. 104–115.

Afsaneh Najmabadi (2006) ‘Beyond the Americas: Are Gender and Sexuality Useful Categories of Historical Analysis?’, Journal of Women’s History 18(1): 11–21. https://doi-org.virtual.anu.edu.au/10.1353/jowh.2006.0022

Christopher E. Forth (2011) ‘Masculinités et virilités dans le monde anglophone’, Jean-Jacques Courtine, trans., in Jean-Jacques Courtine (ed) Histoire de la virilité, vol. III: La virilité en crise? XXe-XXIe siècle, Paris: Seuil: 13155. English version.

Karen Offen and Chen Yan (eds) (2018) ‘Women’s History at the Cutting Edge’, Women's History Review (Special Issue) 27(1): 1–5. https://doi-org.virtual.anu.edu.au/10.1080/09612025.2016.1250530

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