herstory
noun (plural -ries) Etymology: blend of her and history Date: 1970 history; specifically history considered or presented from a feminist viewpoint or with special attention to the experience of women

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Herstory — is a neologism coined in the late 1960s as part of a feminist critique of conventional historiography. In feminist discourse the term refers to history (ironically restated as his story ) written from a feminist perspective, emphasizing the role… …   Wikipedia

  • herstory — [hʉr′stə rē] n. pl. herstories history, esp. history from a feminist perspective: term used chiefly by feminists …   English World dictionary

  • Herstory — Die Erforschung des Anteils der Frauen in der menschlichen Geschichte (Frauengeschichte), in einer Analogiebildung zum englischen Wort History auch Herstory genannt, ist ein Teilbereich der Geschichtswissenschaften und der Geschlechterforschung.… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • herstory — /ˈhɜstɔri/ (say herstawree) noun (plural herstories) 1. an interpretation of past events which emphasises women s participation. 2. an account of a person, event, etc., told from a herstory point of view. {a reinterpretation of the word history… …   Australian English dictionary

  • herstory — /herr steuh ree, herrs tree/, n., pl. herstories. history (used esp. in feminist literature and in women s studies as an alternative form to distinguish or emphasize the particular experience of women). [1975 80] * * * …   Universalium

  • herstory — noun a) History that emphasizes the role of women, or that is told from a womans (or from a feminist) point of view. b) Any historical writing by or about women …   Wiktionary

  • herstory — n. history from a feminine point of view, feminist account of past events (term used by feminists to refer to historical events previously disregarded by patriarchal cultures) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • herstory — her·sto·ry …   English syllables

  • herstory — her•sto•ry [[t]ˈhɜr stə ri, ˈhɜrs tri[/t]] n. pl. ries. sex cvb history (used esp. in feminist literature and women s studies as an alternative form to distinguish or emphasize the particular experience of women) • Etymology: 1970–75 …   From formal English to slang

  • herstory — ˈhərst(ə)rē, ˈhəs , ri noun ( es) Etymology: blend of her and history : history ; specifically : history considered or presented from a feminist viewpoint or with special attention to the experience of women …   Useful english dictionary

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