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Smith, Bonnie

Bonnie SmithBoard of Governors Distinguished Emeritus Professor (at Rutgers 1990-2015)


Research Interests

Cultural Hybridity in the Modern West, Gendering Disability, Women's and Gender History in Global Perspective, Europe in the Twentieth Century World, Women in World History


Biographical Notes

Professor Smith is currently working on a book on cultural hybridity in the modern West and putting the finishing touches on Gendering Disability (Rutgers, 2003), an edited work with Beth Hutchison, and on the three volumes Women's and Gender History in Global Perspective (Illinois, 2003-4). One other book is just about finished, Europe in the Twentieth Century World (Bedford, 2004), while the five volume Encyclopedia of Women in World History is still being written, but by a cast of hundreds.

Selected Publications

  • Ladies of the Leisure Class: The Bourgeoises of Northern France in the Nineteenth Century. Princeton University Press,1981.
  • Confessions of a Concierge: Madame Lucie's History of Twentieth Century France. Yale University Press,1985
  • Changing Lives: Women in European History since 1700.Lexington,Mass.:D.C.Heath,1989.
  • P.-J. Proudhon, What Is Property?, co-ed. and trans. WithDonald R. Kelley, Cambridge University Press,1994.
  • The Challenge of the West: Peoples and Cultures from the Neolithic to the Global Age. Co-author with Lynn Hunt et al. D.C. Heath,1995. (Eight of thirty chapters, 1851 to the present).
  • Revised edition The Making of the West: Peoples and Cultures Bedford St. Martins 2000. Concise edition, 2002.
  • The Gender of History: Men, Women, and Historical Practice. Cambridge: Harvard University Press,1998.
  • Imperialism. New York: Oxford University Press, 2000.
  • Global Feminisms since 1945, ed., London: Routledge, 2000.
  • History and the Texture of Modern Life: Selected Writings of Lucy Maynard Salmon, co-ed. Nicholas Adams, Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania Press, 2001.

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