Category Archives: Judith Bennett

March 31, 2009, 1:49 am

Patriarchal Equilibrium Anyone? Judith Bennett Responds

Over at Notorious Ph.D., Judith Bennett caps off Women’s History Month and the the blogfest on History Matters with this wonderful rejoinder.

I’m still recovering from the flux, as well as five days away from my various desks, so I don’t have anything smart to say in response. But who needs to be smart when Judith Bennett is around? And girlfriend, you are darn tootin’ — 58 is not the older generation — not from a Radical perspective, at least. Daughters of the ’50′s in solidarity forever — not to mention thanks for being a good sport and coming out to play.

Please note: there is a new widget to the left entitled “Farmer Radical’s Garden News” which will be periodically updated with various newsflashes about local food. Although I have gardened since I came to Zenith lo these many years back, if Alice Waters and Michelle Obama want raising food to be a national project, dammit, I…

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March 24, 2009, 2:17 pm

Readers Take Note: More on Judith Bennett’s History Matters

The Judith Bennett Roundtable continues over at Blogenspiel where Another Damned Medievalist chimes in on History Matters: Patriarchy and the Challenge of Feminism.

March 16, 2009, 1:58 pm

Teach This Book! Judith Bennett’s History Matters: Patriarchy and the Challenge of Feminism (Part 3 Of A Blogfest)

Note: those of you who have not yet discovered this series may wish to begin with the post by Notorious, PH.D. (March 2), and proceed to Historiann’s contribution (March 9). As a bonus, who but our very own Historiann would have the ova to refer to Lawrence Stone as a “complete tool” — not once, but but twice, baby! I ask you. This was what Joan Scott meant when she referred to “Stone’s explicit patriarchal posture” in a 1985 letter to the New York Review of Books, rendered into that earthy English patois so typical of historians working on the American 17th century.

OK, I admit it. I am one of those twentieth century feminist historians Judith Bennett is speaking to in History Matters: Patriarchy and the Challenge of Feminism (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2006), historians who have given little thought to the practice of premodern history. No — wait just a…

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