Writing Gender into History

The Negotiation of Gender Relations among Indian Men and Women in Post-indenture Trinidad Society, 1917–47
  • Patricia Mohammed


The task of the feminist historian is not restricted to adding women, the sex whose history has been denied, to historical accounts of society. In order to engender history itself, the discipline must be challenged from both theoretical and methodological perspectives. To write gender into history, the historical construction of masculinity and femininity or the construction of gender identities must itself be posed as the problem. In this approach gender must be conceived of as another category of historical analysis in which the cadences in gender relations are juxtaposed and connected with the ongoing conflicts in society, especially the confrontations of class, race and ethnicity.


Gender Identity Sexual Relation Gender Relation Indian Woman Indian Community 
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© Department of History, U.W.I., Mona, Jamaica 1995

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