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The Feminism of Flora Tristan - Maire Cross

The Feminism of Flora Tristan

Hardcover Published: 1st January 1992
ISBN: 9780854967315
Number Of Pages: 256

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Flora Tristan was a most remarkable woman. Born at the begining of the 19th century, her short life was packed with adventure and achievement. An illegitimate child, she had a disastrous marriage to a husband who tried to kill her. In vain pursuit of her rightful inheritance, she sailed unchaperoned across the perilous Atlantic to Peru. Returning to France, she became a socialist, and feminist, and commited herself to a life of political radicalism. She recognized that until the economic conditions of the poor were alleviated there was little prospect of female emancipation. Her strategy was to establish a union of workers throughout France to press for socialist measures. However, linking the feminist cause to socialism proved to be fraught with difficulty. Flora Tristan found that working class organizations were indifferent, and even hostile, to the idea of female equality. In short, Flora Tristan exemplifies in her life and work, both the history of feminism, in its phases of optimism, realism and dissillusion, and the tensions between feminism and socialism.

Preface
Controversies over Flora Tristan's Feminismp. 1
Personal Feminism: Flora Tristan's Lifep. 7
Civil Feminism: Early Pamphlets and Petitions and Peregrinations of a Pariahp. 14
Romantic Feminism: Mephisp. 33
Economic Feminism: London Journalp. 48
Socialist Feminism: The Workers' Unionp. 72
Practical Feminism: The Tour of Francep. 99
Flora Tristan's Contribution to Feminismp. 130
Bibliographyp. 170
Guide to Further Readingp. 172
Indexp. 181
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ISBN: 9780854967315
ISBN-10: 0854967311
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 1st January 1992
Publisher: BERG PUBL INC
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 14.61  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.3