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ISBN-10: 0631223932

ISBN-13: 9780631223931

A spouse to Gender History surveys the background of ladies world wide, reviews their interplay with males in gendered societies, and appears on the position of gender in shaping human habit over millions of years.

• an in depth survey of the heritage of girls around the globe, their interplay with males, and the position of gender in shaping human habit over millions of years.
• Discusses relatives heritage, the historical past of the physique and sexuality, and cultural historical past along women’s background and gender heritage.
• Considers the significance of sophistication, quarter, ethnicity, race and faith to the formation of gendered societies.
• comprises either thematic essays and chronological-geographic essays.
• supplies due weight to pre-history and the pre-modern period in addition to to the trendy period.
• Written through students from around the English-speaking international and students for whom English isn't really their first language.

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Men in Chinese kingdoms of the Shang (1500 bce–1200 bce) and Zhou (1200–700 bce) became important as warriors and as government administrators, clerks, and scribes within royal bureaucracies, and enjoyed high status from these positions. On the other hand, women in the (preIslamic) Bedouin societies of the Middle East prior to the seventh century played central economic roles as weavers and in caring for livestock. Women in some tribes could be traders, and within the Muslim Umayyad Empire that stretched from Spain to central Asia in the eighth and ninth centuries, women could be lawyers and traders as well.

24 robert a. nye BIBLIOGRAPHY AND FURTHER READING Allen, Peter Lewis (2000) The Wages of Sin: Sex and Disease, Past and Present. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. Bennet, Paula and Rosario, Vernon, eds. (1995) Solitary Pleasures. London: Routledge. Bleys, Rudi C. (1995) The Geography of Perversion: Male to Male Sexual Behavior Outside the West and the Western Ethnographic Imagination. New York: New York University Press. Brown, Peter (1988) The Body and Society: Men, Women and Sexual Renunciation in Early Christianity.

Committed to imperial expansion, the Romans celebrated aggressive masculinity on the battlefield, in the Roman “circus,” for entertainment, and institutionalized male power in most spheres of life. Women could not enlist in the Roman armies. Indeed, gender and labor in world history 33 one can see the emergence of a gender division between public and private labor. 19 Even though middle-class women could own their own businesses such as dye works or brothels, as in other societies at this time, they could not occupy prestigious roles in public political life.

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