Still walking, still brave: Mapping gender, race, and power in U.S. western history

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

6 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

This essay highlights several interdisciplinary works about gender, race, and power in U.S. western history that utilize analytic tools generated by women's studies and women's history and considers how these recent works are charting new pathways for future research about U.S. western women's history. The theory of intersectionality, articulated by black women's studies, has been particularly useful in addressing the complexity of how gender, race, and power have informed women's lives in the U.S. West. However, several of the scholars producing this exciting work do not identify or locate their work as U.S. western women's history. One reason may be the existence of an "American western history imaginary," an ideological construct that currently dominates the field and scholarship. The essay addresses what is at stake in challenging this imaginary for U.S. western women's history.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)618-628
Number of pages11
JournalPacific Historical Review
Volume79
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2010

Fingerprint

History
Women's History
Women's Studies
Pathway
Intersectionality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • History

Cite this

Still walking, still brave : Mapping gender, race, and power in U.S. western history. / Leong, Karen.

In: Pacific Historical Review, Vol. 79, No. 4, 11.2010, p. 618-628.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

@article{ec1f2e55e64741c39565995c55315c3f,
title = "Still walking, still brave: Mapping gender, race, and power in U.S. western history",
abstract = "This essay highlights several interdisciplinary works about gender, race, and power in U.S. western history that utilize analytic tools generated by women's studies and women's history and considers how these recent works are charting new pathways for future research about U.S. western women's history. The theory of intersectionality, articulated by black women's studies, has been particularly useful in addressing the complexity of how gender, race, and power have informed women's lives in the U.S. West. However, several of the scholars producing this exciting work do not identify or locate their work as U.S. western women's history. One reason may be the existence of an {"}American western history imaginary,{"} an ideological construct that currently dominates the field and scholarship. The essay addresses what is at stake in challenging this imaginary for U.S. western women's history.",
author = "Karen Leong",
year = "2010",
month = "11",
doi = "10.1525/phr.2010.79.4.618",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "79",
pages = "618--628",
journal = "Pacific Historical Review",
issn = "0030-8684",
publisher = "University of California Press",
number = "4",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Still walking, still brave

T2 - Mapping gender, race, and power in U.S. western history

AU - Leong, Karen

PY - 2010/11

Y1 - 2010/11

N2 - This essay highlights several interdisciplinary works about gender, race, and power in U.S. western history that utilize analytic tools generated by women's studies and women's history and considers how these recent works are charting new pathways for future research about U.S. western women's history. The theory of intersectionality, articulated by black women's studies, has been particularly useful in addressing the complexity of how gender, race, and power have informed women's lives in the U.S. West. However, several of the scholars producing this exciting work do not identify or locate their work as U.S. western women's history. One reason may be the existence of an "American western history imaginary," an ideological construct that currently dominates the field and scholarship. The essay addresses what is at stake in challenging this imaginary for U.S. western women's history.

AB - This essay highlights several interdisciplinary works about gender, race, and power in U.S. western history that utilize analytic tools generated by women's studies and women's history and considers how these recent works are charting new pathways for future research about U.S. western women's history. The theory of intersectionality, articulated by black women's studies, has been particularly useful in addressing the complexity of how gender, race, and power have informed women's lives in the U.S. West. However, several of the scholars producing this exciting work do not identify or locate their work as U.S. western women's history. One reason may be the existence of an "American western history imaginary," an ideological construct that currently dominates the field and scholarship. The essay addresses what is at stake in challenging this imaginary for U.S. western women's history.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=78049355785&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=78049355785&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1525/phr.2010.79.4.618

DO - 10.1525/phr.2010.79.4.618

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:78049355785

VL - 79

SP - 618

EP - 628

JO - Pacific Historical Review

JF - Pacific Historical Review

SN - 0030-8684

IS - 4

ER -