Only Paradoxes to Offer by Joan W. Scott
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Only Paradoxes to Offer
By Joan W. Scott

Only Paradoxes to Offer

French Feminists and the Rights of Man

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Only Paradoxes to Offer by Joan W. Scott

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When feminists argued for political rights in the context of liberal democracy they faced an impossible choice. On the one hand, they insisted that the differences between men and women were irrelevant for citizenship. On the other hand, by acting on behalf of women, they introduced the very idea of difference they sought to eliminate. In this book, the award-winning historian Joan Wallach Scott reads feminist history in terms of this paradox of sexual difference.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780674639317
ISBN-10: 0674639316
Format: Paperback
(227mm x 146mm x 13mm)
Pages: 246
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 29-Aug-1997
Country of Publication: United States

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Books By Author Joan W. Scott

Parite! by Joan W. Scott Parite!, Paperback (December 2005)

France is in the throes of a crisis defined by the rhetoric of a universalism that takes the abstract individual to be the representative not only of citizens but also of the nation. In this book, the author shows how the requirement for abstraction has led to the exclusion of women from French politics.

Gender and the Politics of History by Joan W. Scott Gender and the Politics of History, Paperback (November 1999)

Exploring such topics from language and gender to the politics of work and family, this text offers a contribution to the exploration of how gender can be used as a category of cultural and historical analysis.

Transitions, Environments, Translations by Joan W. Scott Transitions, Environments, Translations, Hardback (July 1997)

Explores the varied meanings of feminism in different political, cultural and historical contexts. Scholars from various countries provide documentation of different political and cultural initiatives, and they explore the terms by which successful collaborations might be made.

Reason's Muse by Joan W. Scott Reason's Muse, Paperback (March 1994)

The French Revolution proclaimed the equality of all human beings, yet women remained less than equal in the new society. The exclusion of women at the birth of modern democracy required considerable justification. This book traces the course of this reasoning through early 19th-century texts.

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Author Biography - Joan W. Scott

Joan Wallach Scott is Professor of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, N.J. and winner of the Herbert Baxter Adams and the Joan Kelly prizes of the American Historical Association.

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