Gender and Change

Shepard, Alexandra
Walker, Garthine
Date published: 
May 2009

Gender and Change: Agency, Chronology and Periodisation brings together a collection of essays that explore the ways in which gender analysis suggests alternative chronologies to conventional periodisation. Written by leading scholars in the fields of women's and gender history, the book marks the twentieth anniversary of the influential journal Gender & History. By investigating the ways in which gender history challenges received chronologies, these essays revive a critical goal of feminist history and reassess the relationship between gender, agency, and change. Among the issues examined are the ways in which gender functioned as a force of endurance or transition, and how gender may have been constitutive rather than merely reflective of either continuity or change. This volume will have broad appeal to feminists and historians by engaging questions at the heart of the relationship between gender and history.