Gender in World History (Themes in World History) (Paperback)

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Covering societies from classical times to the twenty-first century, Gender in World History is a fascinating exploration of what happens to established ideas about men, women, and gender roles when different cultural systems come into contact. The book breaks new ground to facilitate a consistent approach to gender in a world history context.

Now in its third edition, the book has been thoroughly updated, including:

expanded treatment of Africa under Islamic influence

expanded discussion of southeast Asia

a new chapter on contemporary Latin America

representations of individual women

engagement with recent work on gender history and theory.

With truly global coverage, this book enables students to understand how gender roles have varied across the world and over time, and the vital role of gender in structuring social and political relationships. Providing a succinct, current overview of the history of gender throughout the world, Gender in World History remains essential reading for students of world history.

About the Author


Peter N. Stearns is Provost Emeritus and Professor of History at George Mason University. He is the author of many books, including World History: The Basics, and The Industrial Revolution in World History.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781138853119
ISBN-10: 1138853119
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: March 4th, 2015
Pages: 210
Language: English
Series: Themes in World History