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Why History Matters: Life and Thought

↠ Why History Matters: Life and Thought à Gerda Lerner - Why History Matters: Life and Thought, Why History Matters Life and Thought In Why History Matters Lerner brings together her thinking and research of the last sixteen years combining personal reminiscences with innovative theory to illuminate the importance of history and

  • Title: Why History Matters: Life and Thought
  • Author: Gerda Lerner
  • ISBN: 9780195122893
  • Page: 137
  • Format: Paperback

↠ Why History Matters: Life and Thought à Gerda Lerner, Why History Matters: Life and Thought, Gerda Lerner, Why History Matters Life and Thought In Why History Matters Lerner brings together her thinking and research of the last sixteen years combining personal reminiscences with innovative theory to illuminate the importance of history and the vital role women have played in it Why History Matters contains some of the most significant thinking and writing on history that Lerner has done in her entir ↠ Why History Matters: Life and Thought à Gerda Lerner - Why History Matters: Life and Thought, Why History Matters Life and Thought In Why History Matters Lerner brings together her thinking and research of the last sixteen years combining personal reminiscences with innovative theory to illuminate the importance of history and

  • ↠ Why History Matters: Life and Thought à Gerda Lerner
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Why History Matters: Life and Thought

About "Gerda Lerner"

  1. Gerda Lerner

    Gerda Lerner April 30, 1920 January 2, 2013 was a historian, author and teacher She was a professor emeritus of history at the University of Wisconsin Madison and a visiting scholar at Duke University.Lerner was one of the founders of the field of women s history, and was a former president of the Organization of American Historians She played a key role in the development of women s history curricula She taught what is considered to be the first women s history course in the world at the New School for Social Research in 1963 She was also involved in the development of similar programs at Long Island University 1965 1967 , at Sarah Lawrence College from 1968 to 1979 where she established the nation s first Women s History graduate program , at Columbia University where she was a co founder of the Seminar on Women , and since 1980 as Robinson Edwards Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin, Madison from

478 Comments

  1. Lerner makes this book quite interesting by linking stories of her own life with important issues to historians that the non historians may find incredibly fascinating, thus making the book very readable and interesting She explains her reasons for exploring her interest in history and deconstructs race, gender, and ethnicity and their relation to economic status as rooted in social construction She tells some interesting lesser known tales of history left out of the accepted historical record o [...]


  2. In my first week of classes, we learned about some of the first euro theories of psychoanalysis Freud n at Then they mentioned that we should keep in mind these people s context, because it influenced how they formulated their theories And after a few sentences, that was itI understand that I am not around historians any but my brain is still in that mode You gotta take the next step after you clarify the context Does knowing their context make us use their theory differently We must talk about [...]


  3. Definitely a must read for everyone today as it coolly, with a historical perspective, delineates the surgence of oppression and the hierarchical construction of society Of course, the latest innovations in gender and race theory are adequately applied, but they are no longer the latest at least for gender In any case, the third part of the book is sometimes repetitive I guess it deserves repeating but mostly a good sum up of what must be the new liberal ideology.




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