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by Judith M. Bennett


This book began with recollections of my first encounters with women’s history in the 1970s, and it has built its argument around both history per se (especially medieval history) and the history of feminist history-writing in the last thirty years

Published by: University of Pennsylvania Press. This book began with recollections of my first encounters with women’s history in the 1970s, and it has built its argument around both history per se (especially medieval history) and the history of feminist history-writing in the last thirty years. I know how to do the past; doing the future is much harder.

History Matters book. This is a really clear and eloquent argument about the importance of history to the feminist movement, and the importance of feminism to history. Oct 11, 2013 bookcasewalls rated it really liked it.

History Matters - Judith M. Bennett

History Matters - Judith M. Bennett. Patriarchy and the Challenge of Feminism. University of Pennsylvania Press. History Matters: Patriarchy and the Challenge of Feminism addresses some subjects entirely new to my process of historiographical reflection, and it also provides, compared to any of my individual articles, a more coherent and thorough statement of my hopes for feminist history. In tackling the major issues of this book, I can speak, of course, only from my own experience and expertise.

Judith M. Bennett is Professor of History at the University of Southern California

Judith M. Bennett is Professor of History at the University of Southern California. She is the author of numerous books, including Ale, Beer and Brewsters in England: Women's Work in a Changing World, 1300-1600 and Women in the Medieval English Countryside: Gender and Household in Brigstock Before the Plague. View your shopping cart Browse Penn Press titles in Gender Studies Join our mailing list.

Home Browse Books Book details, History Matters: Patriarchy and the Challenge o. .Bennett takes as her central problem the growing chasm between feminism and history. Closely allied in the 1970s, each has now moved away from the other.History Matters: Patriarchy and the Challenge of Feminism. By Judith M. Seeking to narrow this gap, Bennett proposes that feminist historians turn their attention to the intellectual challenges posed by the persistence of patriarchy.

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My first response to Bennett’s assertion that feminist history should be more attentive to premodern eras (3) is: right on. My second is that this intervention has implications for th.

I am one of those twentieth century feminist historians Judith Bennett is speaking to in History Matters: Patriarchy and the Challenge of Feminism (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2006), historians who have given little thought to the practice of premodern history. No - wait just a gol’ durn minute. My first response to Bennett’s assertion that feminist history should be more attentive to premodern eras (3) is: right on. My second is that this intervention has implications for the writing and teaching of history more generally. I teach in a program and in a department, both of which assert the importance of the distant past to the not-so-distant past.

Written for everyone interested in women's and gender history, History Matters reaffirms the importance to feminist theory and activism of long-term historical perspectives. Judith M. Bennett, who has been commenting on developments in women's and gender history since the 1980s, argues that the achievement of a more feminist future relies on a rich, plausible, and well-informed knowledge of the past, and she asks her readers to consider what sorts of feminist history can best advance the struggles of the twenty-first century.

Bennett takes as her central problem the growing chasm between feminism and history. Closely allied in the 1970s, each has now moved away from the other. Seeking to narrow this gap, Bennett proposes that feminist historians turn their attention to the intellectual challenges posed by the persistence of patriarchy. She posits a "patriarchal equilibrium" whereby, despite many changes in women's experiences over past centuries, women's status vis-à-vis that of men has remained remarkably unchanged. Although, for example, women today find employment in occupations unimaginable to medieval women, medieval and modern women have both encountered the same wage gap, earning on average only three-fourths of the wages earned by men. Bennett argues that the theoretical challenge posed by this patriarchal equilibrium will be best met by long-term historical perspectives that reach back well before the modern era. In chapters focused on women's work and lesbian sexuality, Bennett demonstrates the contemporary relevance of the distant past to feminist theory and politics. She concludes with a chapter that adds a new twist—the challenges of textbooks and classrooms—to viewing women's history from a distance and with feminist intent.

A new manifesto, History Matters engages forthrightly with the challenges faced by feminist historians today. It argues for the radical potential of a history that is focused on feminist issues, aware of the distant past, attentive to continuities over time, and alert to the workings of patriarchal power.

History Matters: Patriarchy and the Challenge of Feminism epub download

ISBN13: 978-0812220049

ISBN: 0812220048

Author: Judith M. Bennett

Category: Other

Subcategory: Humanities

Language: English

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press (August 24, 2007)

Pages: 224 pages

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