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History Matters: Patriarchy and the Challenge of Feminism

4.03 of 5 stars 4.03  ·  rating details  ·  33 ratings  ·  4 reviews
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-i ...more
Paperback, 214 pages
Published August 24th 2007 by University of Pennsylvania Press (first published 2006)
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Yveva
Great historiography of feminist histories and excellent footnotes with plenty of sources of future reading. Highly readable.

Blog posts with discussion (including one from Bennett): http://girlscholar.blogspot.com/2009/...

Bennett argues that the study of history is vital to feminist movement, and that by studying the distant past we can be better able to examine modern questions about the role of women.
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An interesting, nuanced book and hugely pleasurable to read. Stimulated lots of thoughts about 'doing' feminist history, and provided references to lots of other reading.
Shona
This is a really clear and eloquent argument about the importance of history to the feminist movement, and the importance of feminism to history.
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