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40 | 2014
Making Gender with Things

Edited by Leora Auslander, Rebecca Rogers and Michelle Zancarini-Fournel

What do objects have to teach historians who seek to understand better the workings of gender? This issue of Clio HGF « Making Gender with Things » attempts to answer this question. Focusing on the specificity of material culture from biblical times to the present, the contributors analyze political handkerchiefs, soldiers’ uniforms, jewelry, advertising games, dishes, and fragments of fabric and pottery. Some authors work from the objects themselves, others approach them through literary or visual representations. Using these varied methods and sources, the articles show how women and men use objects to construct their identities and subjectivities, how objects make gender, and how objects tell us a different history from that told by texts.

Editor’s notes

Editor for the English online edition: Siân Reynolds

Clio’s book reviews [“Clio a lu”] are not translated into English. They are available in French on the website of Clio. Femmes, Genre, Histoire :

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