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Emancipation and Exploitation in Immigrant Women’s Lives

Donna R. Gabaccia.

in The Oxford Handbook of American Immigration and Ethnicity

August 2016; p ublished online October 2013 .

Article. Subjects: United States History; Gender and Sexuality. 7977 words.

Because the United States celebrates itself as a beacon of liberty, emancipation is one of the most common themes in the history of immigrant women and the exploitation of women, as workers...

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European Sexualities in the Age of Total War

Dagmar Herzog.

in The Oxford Handbook of European History, 1914-1945

May 2016; p ublished online September 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945); European History; Gender and Sexuality. 7898 words.

This chapter explores transformations in European sexual mores and practices in the era of the two world wars. It pays particular attention to the contradictory dynamics of the interwar...

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The Fragmentation of Gender in Post-Invasion Iraq

Zahra Ali.

in The Oxford Handbook of Contemporary Middle-Eastern and North African History

P ublished online May 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Middle Eastern History; Gender and Sexuality. 8225 words.

This chapter explores the evolution of gender and women’s rights struggles in Iraq since the establishment of the Personal Status Code in 1959 and shed light on the ethnosectarian...

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Gender and Consumption in the Modern United States

Tracey Deutsch.

in The Oxford Handbook of American Women's and Gender History

November 2018; p ublished online September 2018 .

Article. Subjects: History of the Americas; Gender and Sexuality. 9310 words.

Although often understood as frivolous, women’s shopping was anything but. By the late nineteenth century, almost all households had to purchase daily necessities. Women’s paid work was...

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Gender, Civil Rights, and the US Global Cold War

Dayo F. Gore.

in The Oxford Handbook of American Women's and Gender History

November 2018; p ublished online September 2018 .

Article. Subjects: History of the Americas; Gender and Sexuality. 10353 words.

“Cold War” traditionally refers to the foreign policy, military, and ideological contestation between the power blocks of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) and the Western...

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Gender Frontiers and Early Encounters

Kathleen M. Brown.

in The Oxford Handbook of American Women's and Gender History

November 2018; p ublished online September 2018 .

Article. Subjects: History of the Americas; Gender and Sexuality. 11017 words.

Gender frontiers are but one starting point for comparing cultural contact zones and analyzing imperialism and racial formation in the early modern Atlantic. Recent scholarship on Native...

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Gender, Sexuality, and Family History

Brenda Child.

in The Oxford Handbook of American Indian History

May 2016; p ublished online April 2016 .

Article. Subjects: United States History; Gender and Sexuality; Social and Cultural History. 7354 words.

In 1939, an Ojibwe woman named Naynaabeak was involved in a conflict that shows some of the complexities that American Indians experienced throughout the history of settler colonialism in...

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Gender, the Body, and Disability

Rebecca Kluchin.

in The Oxford Handbook of American Women's and Gender History

November 2018; p ublished online September 2018 .

Article. Subjects: History of the Americas; Gender and Sexuality. 9510 words.

This chapter brings together the histories of American beauty culture and disability to identify overlaps between the fields and encourage women’s and gender historians to engage disability...

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Gendering Europe, Europeanizing Gender: The Politics of Difference in a Global Era

Uli Linke.

in The Oxford Handbook of Postwar European History

May 2012; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: European History; Contemporary History (Post 1945); Gender and Sexuality. 10599 words.

When attempting to understand the cultural politics of gender in Europe after 1945, some readers will undoubtedly anticipate answers to the following question: To what extent have the...

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Interracial Sex, Marriage, and the Nation

Mary Ting Yi Lui.

in The Oxford Handbook of American Women's and Gender History

November 2018; p ublished online September 2018 .

Article. Subjects: History of the Americas; Gender and Sexuality. 10822 words.

This article traces the long history of legal regulations around interracial sex and marriage as tied to important changes in the territorial consolidation and political formation of the...

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