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A brief history of women’s history

Bourbonnais, Nicole (2016) A brief history of women’s history. Engenderings (29 Mar 2016). Website.

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“Where are the women?” When Cynthia Enloe posed this question in 1989, she was thinking about the world of international politics. But the question has also been a driving force for a number of historians who have sought to move beyond the narratives of “great men” that have tended to dominate our understanding of the past. In honour of Women’s History Month, this post outlines some of the central principles and shifts in the practice of women’s history, with some examples from my own field, the history of birth control and reproductive politics.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
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Additional Information: © 2016 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
Date Deposited: 24 May 2017 08:24
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 08:48

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