Amazons in America uncovers the rich tradition of matriarchal popular culture in the United States. Beginning with anthropological studies from the late nineteenth century, which theorized a universal prehistoric past in which women ruled, cultural historian Keira V. Williams explores how representations of matriarchies, or women-centered societies, reveal changing ideas of gender and power over the […]
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Following in the tradition of the Southern Women series, Arkansas Women, highlights prominent Arkansas women, exploring women’s experiences across time and space from the state’s earliest frontier years to the late twentieth century. In doing so, this collection of fifteen biographical essays productively complicates Arkansas history by providing a multidimensional focus on women, with a particular […]
This study draws on extensive archival research to explore the social history of industrial labor in colonial India through the lens of well-being. Focusing on the cotton millworkers in Bombay in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the book moves beyond trade union politics and examines the complex ways in which the broader colonial […]
Eighteen unstoppable women and the quest to become a scholar Award-winning women scholars from nontraditional backgrounds have often negotiated an academic track that leads through figurative–and sometimes literal–minefields. Their life stories offer inspiration but also describe heartrending struggles and daunting obstacles. Reshaping Women’s History presents autobiographical essays by eighteen accomplished scholar-activists who persevered through poverty […]
There is increasing interest in the “home front” during the Second World War, including issues such as how people coped with rationing, how women worked to contribute to the war effort, and how civilian morale fluctuated over time. Most studies on this subject are confined to Britain, or to a single other colonial territory, neglecting […]
Explores the life and work of psychoanalyst Sabina Spielrein through a feminist and mytho-poetic lens. Long stigmatized as Carl Jung’s hysterical mistress, Sabina Spielrein (1885–1942) was in fact a key figure in the history of psychoanalytic thought. Born into a Russian Jewish family, she was institutionalized at nineteen in Zurich and became Jung’s patient. Spielrein […]