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The Resource Beyond nature's housekeepers : American women in environmental history, Nancy C. Unger

Beyond nature's housekeepers : American women in environmental history, Nancy C. Unger

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Beyond nature's housekeepers : American women in environmental history
Title
Beyond nature's housekeepers
Title remainder
American women in environmental history
Statement of responsibility
Nancy C. Unger
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
From Pre-Columbian Times to the environmental justice movements of the present, women and men frequently responded to the environment and environmental issues in profoundly different ways. Although both environment history and women's history are flourishing fields, explorations of the synergy produced by the interplay between environment and sex, sexuality, and sender arc just beginning. Offering more than biographies of great women in environmental history, Beyond Natures Housekeepers examines the intersections that shaped womens unique environmental concerns and activism and that framed the way the larger culture responded. Women featured include Native Americans, colonists, enslaved field workers, pioneers, homemakers, municipal housekeepers, hunters, nature writers, soil conservationists, scientists, migrant laborers, nuclear protestors, and environmental justice activists. As women, they fared, thought, and acted in ways complicated by social, political, and economic norms, as well as issues of sexuality and childbearing. Nancy C. Unger reveals how women have played a unique role, for better and sometimes for worse, in the shaping of the American environment
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Unger, Nancy C
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • Women and the environment
  • Sex role
  • Nature
  • Human ecology
  • Environmentalism
  • Conservation of natural resources
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Beyond nature's housekeepers : American women in environmental history, Nancy C. Unger
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [269]-303) and index
Contents
  • The Frontier Environment as Test of Prescribed Gender Spheres
  • 4.
  • Natwe's Housekeepers: Progressive-Era Women as Midwives to the Conservation Movement and Environmental Consciousness
  • 5.
  • Reasserting Female Authority: Women and the Environment from the 1920s through World War II
  • 6.
  • Middle-Class White Women in the Cold War
  • 7.
  • Women's Alternative Environments: Fostering Gender Identity by Striving to Remake the World
  • 8.
  • Illustrations
  • The Modern Environmental Justice Movement
  • Epilogue: Women, Gender, and Environment in the Twenty-First Century
  • Abbreviations
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction: Sex, Sexuality, and Gender as Useful Categories in Environmental History
  • 1.
  • Gendered Changes to the Land in Pre-Columbian and Colonial America
  • 2.
  • The North and the South from Revolution to Civil War
  • 3.
Control code
021610293
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xvi, 319 p.
Isbn
9780199735075
Lccn
2012008759
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Beyond nature's housekeepers : American women in environmental history, Nancy C. Unger
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [269]-303) and index
Contents
  • The Frontier Environment as Test of Prescribed Gender Spheres
  • 4.
  • Natwe's Housekeepers: Progressive-Era Women as Midwives to the Conservation Movement and Environmental Consciousness
  • 5.
  • Reasserting Female Authority: Women and the Environment from the 1920s through World War II
  • 6.
  • Middle-Class White Women in the Cold War
  • 7.
  • Women's Alternative Environments: Fostering Gender Identity by Striving to Remake the World
  • 8.
  • Illustrations
  • The Modern Environmental Justice Movement
  • Epilogue: Women, Gender, and Environment in the Twenty-First Century
  • Abbreviations
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction: Sex, Sexuality, and Gender as Useful Categories in Environmental History
  • 1.
  • Gendered Changes to the Land in Pre-Columbian and Colonial America
  • 2.
  • The North and the South from Revolution to Civil War
  • 3.
Control code
021610293
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xvi, 319 p.
Isbn
9780199735075
Lccn
2012008759
Other physical details
ill.

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