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Race, Gender, and Rank: Early Modern Ideas of Humanity Maryanne Cline Horowitz

Race, Gender, and Rank: Early Modern Ideas of Humanity

Maryanne Cline Horowitz

Published January 17th 1993
ISBN : 9781878822154
Hardcover
421 pages
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The essays in Race, Gender, and Rankexamine major cultural transformations from the 15th through to the 19th centuries. European colonization within and outside Europe increased race-consciousness as a category of thought. From Christine de Pizan toMoreThe essays in Race, Gender, and Rankexamine major cultural transformations from the 15th through to the 19th centuries. European colonization within and outside Europe increased race-consciousness as a category of thought. From Christine de Pizan to Mary Wollstonecraft, feminist intellectuals raised consciousness of the ways societal institutions moulded men and women into specific gender roles, yet still the double standard persisted. The transformation of rank-consciousness to class-consciousness began in the ferment before the French Revolution and culminated in Karl Marx. Nevertheless, current controversy focuses on the liberal John Locke, who declared the natural right of life, liberty, and property, yet remained ambiguous on the slave trade and on the citizenship rights of those who own no property. Dr MARYANNE C. HOROWITZ is Professor of History, Occidental College, and Research Associate, University of California, Los Angeles. Contributors: MARYANNE CLINE HOROWITZ, JEFFREY L. KLAIBER, CLAUDINE HUNTING, WAYNE GLAUSSER, HERMAN LEBOVICS, JOHN C. GREENE, REGINALD HORSMAN, ASTRIK L. GABRIEL, NADIA MARGOLIS, KEITH THOMAS, JEROME NADELHAFT, G.J. BARKER-BENFIELD, CHARLES CONSTANTIN, STEVEN WALLECH, DALLAS L. CLOUATRE, MARCIA L. COLISH, JUDITH RICHARDS, LOTTE MULLIGAN, JOHN K. GRAHAM, JOHN C. WINFREY and NORMAN S. FIERING.