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Welcome to the Routledge Women's and Gender History Catalogue.

This catalogue represents just a small selection of titles that we publish across the field of women's and gender history. Below you will find some highlights of the discipline, and on the left you will see links to pages were you can browse forthcoming, new and key titles and discover our Routledge Research in Gender and History series.

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  1. Women and Gender in Modern Latin America

    Historical Sources and Interpretations

    Edited by Pamela S. Murray

    In Latin American history, women have not only played key roles within the family and society, but have long been active participants in political and economic life. The explosion of research over the last fifteen years testifies to how much we still have to learn about their experiences. Women and...

    Published March 11th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Women in European Culture and Society

    A Sourcebook

    Edited by Deborah Simonton

    Women in European Culture and Society: A Sourcebook includes a range of transnational sources which encompass the history of women in Europe from the beginning of the eighteenth century right up to the present day. Including documents from across Europe, from France and Germany to Estonia, Spain...

    Published November 14th 2013 by Routledge

  3. The Routledge History of Sex and the Body, 1500 to the Present

    Edited by Sarah Toulalan, Kate Fisher

    Series: Routledge Histories

    The Routledge History of Sex and the Body provides an overview of the main themes surrounding the history of sexuality from 1500 to the present day. The history of sex and the body is an expanding field in which vibrant debate on, for instance, the history of homosexuality, is developing. This book...

    Published March 13th 2013 by Routledge

  4. The Transgender Studies Reader 2

    Edited by Susan Stryker, Aren Aizura

    Over the past twenty years, transgender studies has emerged as a vibrant field of interdisciplinary scholarship. In 2006, Routledge’s The Transgender Studies Reader brought together the first definitive collection of the field. Since its publication, the field has seen an explosion of new work that...

    Published February 11th 2013 by Routledge

  5. The Transgender Studies Reader

    Edited by Susan Stryker, Stephen Whittle

    Transgender studies is the latest area of academic inquiry to grow out of the exciting nexus of queer theory, feminist studies, and the history of sexuality. Because transpeople challenge our most fundamental assumptions about the relationship between bodies, desire, and identity, the field is both...

    Published June 8th 2006 by Routledge

  6. Divorce in Medieval England

    From One to Two Persons in Law

    By Sara M. Butler

    Series: Routledge Research in Medieval Studies

    Divorce in Medieval England is intended to reorient scholarly perceptions concerning divorce in the medieval period. Divorce, as we think of it today, is usually considered to be a modern invention. This book challenges that viewpoint, documenting the many and varied uses of divorce in the medieval...

    Published March 10th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Women's Studies: The Basics

    By Bonnie G. Smith

    Series: The Basics

    Women’s Studies: The Basics is an accessible introduction into the ever expanding and increasingly relevant field of studies focused on women. Tracing the history of the discipline from its origins, this text sets out the main agendas of women’s studies and feminism, exploring the global...

    Published January 30th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Women's Activism

    Global Perspectives from the 1890s to the Present

    Edited by Francisca de Haan, Margaret Allen, June Purvis, Krassimira Daskalova

    Series: Women's and Gender History

    Women’s Activism brings together twelve innovative contributions from feminist historians from around the world to look at how women have always found ways to challenge or fight inequalities and hierarchies as individuals, in international women’s organizations, as political leaders, and in global...

    Published November 20th 2012 by Routledge

  9. Groundswell

    Grassroots Feminist Activism in Postwar America

    By Stephanie Gilmore

    Groundswell: Grassroots Feminist Activism in Postwar America offers an essential perspective on the post-1960 movement for women’s equality and liberation. Tracing the histories of feminist activism, through the National Organization of Women (NOW) chapters in three different locations: Memphis,...

    Published October 2nd 2012 by Routledge

  10. Sexuality in Medieval Europe

    Doing Unto Others, 2nd Edition

    By Ruth Mazo Karras

    ‘The best short introduction to medieval sexuality that I have read: a remarkable book.’ -Vern Bullough, Reviews in History 'Undergraduate and graduate students will find in Karras’ book an extremely helpful guide to what can be a confusing and perplexing body of scholarship. Even established...

    Published March 6th 2012 by Routledge

  11. Entering the Picture

    Judy Chicago, The Fresno Feminist Art Program, and the Collective Visions of Women Artists

    Edited by Jill Fields

    Series: New Directions in American History

    In 1970, Judy Chicago and fifteen students founded the groundbreaking Feminist Art Program (FAP) at Fresno State. Drawing upon the consciousness-raising techniques of the women's liberation movement, they created shocking new art forms depicting female experiences. Collaborative work and...

    Published September 13th 2011 by Routledge

  12. Women in European Culture and Society

    Gender, Skill and Identity from 1700

    By Deborah Simonton

    A new and major contribution to the field, Women in European Culture and Society is a transnational history of women in Europe from the beginning of the eighteenth century that pushes women’s history beyond national studies to create an integrated view of three hundred years of women in Europe....

    Published December 13th 2010 by Routledge