Women, History, and Theory: The Essays of Joan Kelly

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University of Chicago Press, Apr 15, 1986 - History - 163 pages
These posthumous essays by Joan Kelly, a founder of women's studies, represent a profound synthesis of feminist theory and historical analysis and require a realignment of perspectives on women in society from the Middle Ages to the present.
 

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Contents

The Social Relation of the Sexes Methodological Implications of Womens History
1
Did Women Have a Renaissance?
19
The Doubled Vision of Feminist Theory
51
Early Feminist Theory and the Querelle des Femmes 14001789
65
Family and Society
110
Index
157
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Joan Kelly (1928-82) was professor of history at City College of New York, City University of New York. In addition to the essays in this volume, she published several articles in women's studies and in Renaissance history.

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