History of Women in the West, Volume IV: Emerging Feminism from Revolution to World War

History of Women in the West, Volume IV: Emerging Feminism from Revolution to World War

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The French Revolution opened a whole new stage in the history of women, despite their conspicuous absence from the playbill. The coming century would see women's subordination to men codified in all manner of new laws and rules; and yet the period would also witness the birth of feminism, the unprecedented emergence of women as a collective force in the political arena. The fourth volume in this world-acclaimed series covers the distance between these two poles, between the French Revolution and World War I. It gives us a vibrant picture of a bourgeois century, dynamic and expansive, in which the role of woman in the home was stressed more and more, even as the economic pressures and opportunities of the industrial revolution drew her out of the house; in which woman's growing role in the family as the center of all morals and virtues pressed her into public service to fight social ills.
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  • Paperback | 652 pages
  • 159 x 235 x 37.85mm | 826g
  • Cambridge, Mass, United States
  • English
  • Revised ed.
  • 0674403665
  • 9780674403666
  • 1,682,927

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The French Revolution opened a whole new stage in the history of women, despite their conspicuous absence form the playbill. The coming century would see women's subordination to men codified in all manner of new laws and rules.
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Table of contents

Writing the History of Women Georges Duby and Michelle Perrot Orders and Liberties Genevieve Fraisse and Michelle Perrot Translated by Arthur Goldhammer 1. The Political Rupture and the New Order of Discourse 1. Daughters of Liberty and Revolutionary Citizens Dominique Godineau Translated by Arthur Goldhammer 2. The French Revolution as the Turning Point Elisabeth G. Sledziewski Translated by Arthur Goldhammer 3. A Philosophical History of Sexual Difference Genevieve Fraisse Translated by Arthur Goldhammer 4. The Law's Contradictions Nicole Arnaud-Duc Translated by Arthur Goldhammer 2. The Production of Women, Real and Imaginary 5. Artistic and Literary Idolatries Stephane Michaud Translated by Arthur Goldhammer 6. Reading and Writing in Germany Marie-Claire Hoock-Demarle Translated by Arthur Goldhammer 7. The Catholic Model Michela De Giorgio Translated by Joan Bond Sax 8. The Protestant Woman Jean Bauberot Translated by Arthur Goldhammer 9. The Making of the Modern Jewish Woman Nancy L. Green 10. The Secular Model of Girls' Education Francoise Mayeur Translated by Arthur Goldhammer 11. Images--Appearances, Leisure, and Subsistence Anne Higonnet 12. Representations of Women Anne Higonnet 3. The Civil Woman, Public and Private 13. Bodies and Hearts Yvonne Knibiehler Translated by Arthur Goldhammer 14. Dangerous Sexualities Judith R. Walkowitz 15. The Woman Worker Joan W. Scott 16. Single Women Cecile Dauphin Translated by Arthur Goldhammer 4. Modernities 17. Stepping Out Michelle Perrot Translated by Arthur Goldhammer 18. Feminist Scenes Anne-Marie Kappeli Translated by Arthur Goldhammer 19. The New Eve and the Old Adam annelise Maugue Translated by Arthur Goldhammer 5. Women's Voices Germaine de Stael Genevieve Fraisse and Michelle Perrot Lou Andreas-Salome Genevieve Fraisse and Michelle Perrot Translated by Arthur Goldhammer Notes Bibliography Contributors Illustration Credits Index Figures 1-47
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The fourth volume in the ambitious project of the French historians Duby and Perrot to present the history of women from the antiquities till now proves that strong ambitions are worth pursuing. After antiquity, the Middle Ages, and the early modern period, this fourth volume deals with the nineteenth century. The final volume about the twentieth century is already published and with that a true masterpiece is done...This volume is fascinating, mainly because it gives such an extensive and comprehensive overview of the discourses of femininity and gender, and of all the arguments which have been used in relation to these themes in everyday knowledge, public debates, and social policies. -- Trudie Knijn Contemporary Sociology A History of Women in the West is a collection of thoughtful essays by leading European and American scholars...After so many centuries of confinement, drudgery, anonymity and speculation about whether or not women qualify as human, how fine to come to Volume IV and such bracing chapters as 'Daughters of Liberty and Revolutionary Citizens' and 'Stepping Out!' -- Elizabeth J. Sherman Washington Times A History of Women in the West is ambitious in conception and impressive in realization. -- Jessica Mann Literary Review
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About Arthur Goldhammer

Genevieve Fraisse is Research Associate in Philosophy, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris. Michelle Perrot is Professor of Contemporary History at the Universite de Paris VII. Georges Duby, a member of the Academie Francaise, is Professor of Medieval History at the College de France. Michelle Perrot is Professor of Contemporary History at the Universite de Paris VII.
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