Abstract

This article explores why women have been excluded from the narratives and analyses of world historians. It explains, for example, that the usual patriarchal narratives speak in abstractions like: “societies,” “human groups,” and “populations.” These hide the maleness of the protagonists despite women’s presence in all aspects of all histories. The creation of a separate women’s history for every region of the world over the last four decades means inclusion is possible. Obstacles remain. In the interim, the article teaches a gender inclusive world history while continuing to research and write a separate women’s world history by analyzing women’s experiences in cross-cultural comparative, thematic, or global contemporaneous frameworks.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1527-2036
Print ISSN
1042-7961
Pages
pp. 309-318
Launched on MUSE
2013-12-18
Open Access
No
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