Is time gendered? This international, interdisciplinary anthology studies the early modern era to analyse how material objects express, shape, complicate, and extend human concepts of time and how people commemorate time differently. It examines conceptual aspects of time, such as the categories women and men use to define it, and the somatic, lived experiences of time ranging between an instant and the course of family life. Drawing on a wide array of textual and material primary sources, this book assesses the ways that gender and other categories of difference affect understandings of time.
Merry Wiesner-Hanks is Distinguished Professor of History and Women's and Gender Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She is the senior editor of the Sixteenth Century Journal, editor of the Journal of Global History, and an author or editor of more than thirty books that have appeared in ten languages.