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Fatal Desire
Women, Sexuality, and the English Stage, 1660–1720
Jean I. Marsden
Informed by film theory and a broad historical approach, Fatal Desire examines the theatrical representation of women in England, from the Restoration to the early eighteenth century—a period when for the first time female actors could perform in...



Reforming Men and Women
Gender in the Antebellum City
Bruce Dorsey
Before the Civil War, the public lives of American men and women intersected most frequently in the arena of religious activism. Bruce Dorsey broadens the field of gender studies, incorporating an analysis of masculinity into the history of early...



Gender History in Practice
Historical Perspectives on Bodies, Class, and Citizenship
Kathleen Canning
The eight essays collected in this volume examine the practice of gender history and its impact on our understanding of European history. Each essay takes up a major methodological or theoretical issue in feminist history and illustrates the necessity...



Subject Siam
Family, Law, and Colonial Modernity in Thailand
Tamara Loos
Unlike its Southeast Asian neighbors, Thailand was never colonized by an imperial power. However, Siam (as Thailand was called until 1939) shared a great deal in common with both colonized states and imperial powers: its sovereignty was qualified by...



Surviving Poverty in Medieval Paris
Gender, Ideology, and the Daily Lives of the Poor
Sharon A. Farmer
This book about poor men and women in thirteenth- and early fourteenth-century Paris reveals the other side of the "age of cathedrals" in the very place where gothic architecture and scholastic theology were born. In Surviving Poverty in Medieval...



Creole Crossings
Domestic Fiction and the Reform of Colonial Slavery
Carolyn Vellenga Berman
The character of the Creole woman—the descendant of settlers or slaves brought up on the colonial frontier—is a familiar one in nineteenth-century French, British, and American literature. In Creole Crossings, Carolyn Vellenga Berman examines the use...



Claiming the Pen
Women and Intellectual Life in the Early American South
Catherine Kerrison
The first intellectual history of early southern women, situating their reading and writing within the literary culture of the wider Anglo-Atlantic...



Grains from Grass
Aging, Gender, and Famine in Rural Africa
Lisa Cliggett
In her ethnography of the Gwembe Tonga people of rural Zambia, Lisa Cliggett explores what happens to kinship ties in times of famine. The Tonga, a matrilineal Bantu-speaking society, had long lived and farmed along the banks of the Zambezi River, but...



Related Lives
Confessors and Their Female Penitents, 1450–1750
Jodi Bilinkoff
In early modern Catholic Europe and its colonies priests frequently developed close relationships with pious women, serving as their spiritual directors during their lives, and their biographers after their deaths. In this richly illustrated book...



Sodom on the Thames
Sex, Love, and Scandal in Wilde Times
Morris B. Kaplan
Sodom on the Thames looks closely at three episodes involving sex between men in late-nineteenth-century England.



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