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Feminism and the Politics of Travel after the Enlightenment - Yaël| Schlick

Feminism and the Politics of Travel after the Enlightenment


Published: 12th January 2012
For Ages: 22+ years old
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Taking the Enlightenment and the feminist tradition to which it gave rise as its historical and philosophical coordinates, Feminism and the Politics of Travel After the Enlightenment explores travel as a ???technology of gender.??? It also investigates the way travel???s utopian dimension and feminism???s utopian ideals have intermittently fed off each other in productive ways. With broad historical and theoretical understanding, Ya??l Schlick analyzes the intersections of travel and feminism in writings published during the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, a period of intense feminist vindication during which women???s very presence in the public sphere, their access to education, and their political participation were contentious issues. Schlick examines the gendering of travel and its political implications in Rousseau???s Emile, and in works by Mary Wollstonecraft, St??phanie-F??licit?? de Genlis, Frances Burney, Germaine de Sta??l, Suzanne Voilquin, Flora Tristan, Gustave Flaubert, and George Sand, arguing that travel is instrumental in furthering diverse feminist agendas. The epilogue alerts us to the continuation of the utopian strain of the voyage and its link to feminism in modern and contemporary travelogues by writers like Mary Kingsley, Robyn Davidson and Sara Wheeler.

Introduction: Travel, Knowledge, Utopia
Part I: Travel and Domesticity
Chapter 1: The Sex of Travel: Sexual Contract and Enlightenment Travel in Jean-Jacques Rousseau and Mary Wollstonecraft
Chapter 2: Travel and Talent: The Culture of Domesticity in St??phanie-F??licit?? de Genlis, Germaine de Sta??l and Frances Burney
Part II: Travel and New Communities
Chapter 3: Travelling Theories and Political Formation: The Feminist Peregrinations of Flora Tristan
Chapter 4: Travel as Praxis: Suzanne Voilquin and the Saint-Simonian ???Call to the Woman??? Part III: Travel and History
Chapter 5: Spatial Literacy and the Female Traveller: The Politics of Map-Reading in Gustave Flaubert and George Sand
Epilogue: Moving Forward
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ISBN: 9781611484298
ISBN-10: 1611484294
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: ePUB
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 234
Published: 12th January 2012
Publisher: University Press of America