Scott – Gender: A Useful Category

What Scott attempts to do is promote and provide an example of the role gender plays in the writing of history. She points to feminism as being a contributor to women becoming active in writing about history for the purpose of promoting women’s rights during the American Suffrage movement.

She points out how this created the subject and study of women’s studies and that subjects contribution to the narrative of historical writing. She also examines how gender has become its own study in history, how it can be its own separate study altogether. Again like the previous authors writings, she examines multiple approaches to the writing of history and the political biases they can possess towards the writing of gender roles. These views are also explained through there forms of feminism, such as a Marxist approach to feminism.

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