Introduction to Gender Studies 2.docx

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Women's and Gender Studies
WGST 2001
Marie Hammond- Callaghan

What is Historythe past and that which is written about the past Doing Womens and Gender Historybases the question of theoretical frameworks and perspectives ie liberal radical etcmethodologies how to do research which tools and why ie oral vs documentationhistoriographies the writing of history which specific fields ie medicine history labour history First Nations history etchistoriography in any given area involves selective decisionso a description of the past o theories of how history is written and methods used o a philosophy of history or theory of social changehistory is necessarily revisionist The one duty we owe to history is to rewrite it Oscar Wildehistoriography as a product of contemporary society examines the relationships between fact and theory in the following broad fieldso political history o economic history o social history o womens history o gender history o cultural historyhistory is a continuous process of i
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