Gender History in a Transnational Perspective: Networks, Biographies, Gender Orders

Editors: Janz, Oliver and Schonpflug, Daniel
Publication Year: 2014
Publisher: Berghahn Books

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ISBN: 978-1-78-238274-4
Category: Social Sciences - Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies
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By pointing out cultural hierarchies, the vicissitudes of translation and re-interpretation, and the ambiguity of intercultural exchange, this volume demonstrates the critical potential of transnational history. It allows us to see the limits of universalist and cosmopolitan claims so dear to many historical actors and historians.

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Table of Contents

  • Introduction - Oliver Janz and Daniel Schönpflug
  • Chapter 1 Understanding International Feminisms as ‘Transnational’ - an Anachronism? May Wright Sewall and the Creation of the International Council of Women, 1889-1904 - Karen Offen
  • Chapter 2 The National Councils of Women in France, Italy and Portugal: Comparisons and Entanglements, 1888-1939 - Anne Cova
  • Chapter 3 A Forgotten Instance of Women's International Organising: The Transnational Feminist Networks of the Women's Progressive Society (1890) and the International Women's Union (1893-1898) - Julie Carlier
  • Chapter 4 A Struggle over Gender, Class and the Vote: Unequal International Interactions and the Formation of the ‘Female International’ of Socialist Women (1905-1907) - Susan Zimmermann
  • Chapter 5 How Did Women Use the Vote? Women and Transnational Politics in the Twentieth Century - Pat Thane
  • Chapter 6 A Transnational Career? The Republican and Utopian Politics of Frances Wright (1795-1852) - Jane Rendall
  • Chapter 7 What is a Transnational Life? Some Thoughts about Marguerite Thibert's Career and Life (1886-1982) - Françoise Thébaud
  • Chapter 8 Between Nationalism and Cosmopolitanism: Female Opera Singers in Britain and Germany in the First Half of the Nineteenth Century - Gunilla Budde
  • Chapter 9 Gender, Class, Race and Sexuality: A Transnational Approach to Legislation on Venereal Diseases, 1880s-1940s - Ida Blom
  • Chapter 10 Transgressing the Colour Line: Policing Colonial ‘Miscegenation’ - Birthe Kundrus
  • Chapter 11 Sex Drives, Bride Prices and Divorces: Legal Policy Concerning Gender Relations in German Cameroon, 1884-1916 - Ulrike Schaper