História (São Paulo)
On-line version ISSN 1980-4369
PEDRO, Joana Maria. Translating the debate: the usage of gender category in the historical research. História [online]. 2005, vol.24, n.1, pp. 77-98. ISSN 1980-4369. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0101-90742005000100004.
In the present article categories of analysis such as "woman", "women", "gender" and "sex" are historicized through a dialogue with the history of the women, feminists, gays and lesbians social movements. Although they are categories used in an interdisciplinary mode, we chiefly focus on their employment by historians through a review of what has been published on the matter. The theories are discussed and an overview on how such categories of analysis have been constituted and questioned is presented, in an instructive way, to students and researchers.
Keywords : Gender; feminism; women.