Women's Rights in France

Women's Rights in France

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Women's Rights in France describes the changes in politics and policies affecting women that occurred in France between 1965 and 1985. Dorothy McBride Stetson examines the policy changes underlying the new rights of women in France and analyzes the influence of feminists in bringing them about. She establishes a historical perspective for the recent changes and uses a simple organizational scheme to explicate the legal and statutory provisions of the French government concerning women's rights and issues of politics, reproduction, family issues, education, work, and sexuality.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 255 pages
  • 139.7 x 215.9 x 19.05mm | 476.27g
  • Praeger Publishers Inc
  • Westport, United States
  • English
  • 0313254036
  • 9780313254031

Table of contents

Tables Preface Abbreviations Introduction Politics Reproduction Family Education Work Sexuality Conclusion Bibliography Index
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Review quote

"Stetson's analysis of both the feminist movement and the recent achievements of French women are thorough and informative. Her thesis, that the combination of grass-roots feminism and governmental commitment have enabled women to move closer to equality, is well argued. This book is a valuable contribution to much needed scholarship about women in countries other than the US. It is clearly written and filled with information. Frequent comparisons with the US should make it very pertinent for American readers. All libraries."-Choice ." . . This book provides a very useful overview of the state of women's rights in France up to 1986 . . . It is on the whole an accurate reading of the French situation and is a good starting point for students of France. It is an ambitious project. . . ."-Modern and Contemporary France "The work is primarily of interest to political scientists who study French politics and to international/public interest lawyers who need some supplemental readings on women's rights. It is a good collection for both college and law libraries. The comprehensive study entails a detailed index and complete bibliography. Some tables are drawn up to explore the relationships between issues. The makeup is so fine that no one could touch on the subject without referring to its scholarship."-Law Books in Review ?. . . This book provides a very useful overview of the state of women's rights in France up to 1986 . . . It is on the whole an accurate reading of the French situation and is a good starting point for students of France. It is an ambitious project. . . .?-Modern and Contemporary France ?Stetson's analysis of both the feminist movement and the recent achievements of French women are thorough and informative. Her thesis, that the combination of grass-roots feminism and governmental commitment have enabled women to move closer to equality, is well argued. This book is a valuable contribution to much needed scholarship about women in countries other than the US. It is clearly written and filled with information. Frequent comparisons with the US should make it very pertinent for American readers. All libraries.?-Choice ?The work is primarily of interest to political scientists who study French politics and to international/public interest lawyers who need some supplemental readings on women's rights. It is a good collection for both college and law libraries. The comprehensive study entails a detailed index and complete bibliography. Some tables are drawn up to explore the relationships between issues. The makeup is so fine that no one could touch on the subject without referring to its scholarship.?-Law Books in Review
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About Dorothy E. Stetson

DOROTHY McBRIDE STETSON is Associate Professor of Political Science at Florida Atlantic University.
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