Women in France Since 1789
The Meanings of Difference
By (author) Susan K. Foley
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Women in France Since 1789 by Susan K. Foley
Book DescriptionThis compelling study traces the changes in women's lives in France from 1789 to the present. Susan K. Foley surveys the patterns of women's experiences in the socially-segregated society of the early nineteenth century, and then traces the evolution of their lifestyles to the turn of the twenty-first century, when many of the earlier social distinctions had disappeared. Focusing on women's contested place within the political nation, Women in France since 1789 examines: - the on-going strength of notions of sexual difference - recurrent debates over gender - the anxiety created by women's perceived departure from ideals of womanhood - major controversies over matters such as reproductive rights, significant cultural changes, and women's often under-estimated political roles. By addressing and exploring these key issues, Foley demonstrates women's efforts over two centuries to create a place in society on their own terms.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780333619933
(216mm x 138mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 28-Feb-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Women in France Since 1789, Hardback (February 1999)
Susan K. Foley traces the changes in women's lives in France from 1789 to the present, examining debates over gender and the anxiety created by women's perceived departure from ideals of womanhood. Foley at Victoria University of Wellington, and Principal Fellow in the Department of History at the University of Melbourne, Vic.
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Explores the meanings ascribed to sexual difference within early 19th-century French socialism, and the implications of such definitions for women. The author attempts to illustrate how gender distinctions provided a tool of social criticism and an image of the idealized future.
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Author Biography - Susan K. Foley
SUSAN K. FOLEY is Senior Research Fellow in the Department of History at the University of Melbourne, Australia.
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