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This 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 Details

ISBN: 9780333619926
ISBN-10: 0333619927
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 138mm x 25mm)
Pages: 392
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 28-Feb-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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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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