History Matters: Final Installment

The final installment of the discussion of History Matters featuring a reply by author Judith Bennett.  Now that I’ve (finally) finished the book I’ll admit I was a bit hasty in making my “golden age” comment.  Still, my overall reaction to the book was rather “meh.”  I learned a lot about medieval women’s history, but I think Bennett operates from a hegemonic view of feminism.  I also think she could more thoroughly consider how women of color have problematized the term “feminism.”

Overall this was a great way of engaging a group of women’s historians across various blogs.  I hope this will happen again next year.

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