Contesting Archives: Finding Women in the Sources (BOK)

Nupur Chaudhuri, Sherry Katz, Mary Elizabeth Perry

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The contributors of "Contesting Archives" challenge the assumption that an archive is a neutral, immutable, and a historical repository of information. Instead, these historians view it as a place where decisions are made about whose documents - and therefore whose history - is important. Finding that women's voices and their texts were often obscured or lost altogether, they have developed many new methodologies for creating unique archives and uncovering more evidence by reading documents 'against the grain', weaving together many layers of information to reveal complexities and working collectively to reconstruct the lives of women in the past. Global in scope, this volume demonstrates innovative research on diverse women from the sixteenth century to the present in Spain, Mexico, Tunisia, India, Iran, Poland, Mozambique, and the United States. Addressing gender, race, class, nationalism, trans-nationalism, and migration, these essays' subjects include indigenous women of colonial Mexico, Muslim slave women, African American women of the early twentieth century, Bengali women activists of pre-independence India, wives and daughters of Qajar rulers in Iran, women industrial workers in communist Poland and socialist Mozambique, and women club owners in modern Las Vegas. A foreword by Antoinette Burton adroitly synthesizes the disparate themes woven throughout the book.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2010 Forfatter Mary Elizabeth Perry, Nupur Chaudhuri, Sherry Katz
Forlag
BERTRAMS
ISBN 9780252035425
Antall sider 256 Dimensjoner 15,2cm x 22,9cm x 2cm
Vekt 458 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Gender studies: women