A Companion to Gender History (Blackwell Companions to by Teresa A. Meade

By Teresa A. Meade

A significant other to Gender heritage surveys the historical past of ladies all over the world, reports their interplay with males in gendered societies, and appears on the position of gender in shaping human habit over hundreds of thousands of years. an in depth survey of the background of ladies worldwide, their interplay with males, and the function of gender in shaping human habit over hundreds of thousands of years. Discusses kin historical past, the background of the physique and sexuality, and cultural heritage along women’s background and gender background. Considers the significance of sophistication, zone, ethnicity, race and faith to the formation of gendered societies. includes either thematic essays and chronological-geographic essays. offers due weight to pre-history and the pre-modern period in addition to to the fashionable period. Written by means of students from around the English-speaking international and students for whom English isn't their first language.

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Assyrian women could not own property, could not inherit, and generally assumed a “private,” rather than “public” role in society. Although less severe in its regulation of women than Assyria, Israel (1500–500 bce) also illustrates a society in which a high value placed on private property and the need to develop strong military defense against hostile neighbors and conquerors led to gender inequality. Military expertise contributed to men’s stronger position in society overall. Moreover, the division of labor in Hebrew society meant that although women farmed and contributed to the economic life of their families in numerous ways, only women without brothers could inherit and women were legally and economically subordinate to their husbands.

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