March
23rd 2009
Women’s History Month Book Club: Part the Fourth at Blogenspiel

Posted under: book reviews, European history, Gender, women's history

bennetthistorymatters3It’s another Monday in March:  are you ready to rumble?  Head on over to Blogenspiel where Another Damned Medievalist hosts this week’s discussion of Judith Bennett’s History Matters:  Patriarchy and the Challenge of Feminism.  As an early medieval Europeanist, ADM wonders if there is a place and time where an emphasis on the continuity of women’s lives is not so useful.  She writes, “[p]atriarchal equalibrium feels like it exists. It looks like it exists. It explains so damned much. But I think Bennett shows enough evidence that it’s an equalibrium made up of different factors in different times and places that it’s … hard to get a grip on.”  Click here to read the rest!

In case you missed all of the excitement so far, you can see part I here, part II here, and part III here.  Next week, we’ll all head back to Notorious Ph.D., Girl Scholar for a fifth post by Judith Bennett herself! 

Remember, folks:  keep it clean and above all on topic!  See you over at Blogenspiel.

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