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Women in France Since 1789 : The Meanings of Difference - Susan K. Foley

Women in France Since 1789

The Meanings of Difference

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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 explores major controversies over matters such as reproductive rights, significant cultural changes, and women's often underestimated political roles. In so doing, she demonstrates women's efforts over two centuries to create a place in society on their own terms.

'A good short summary.' - Professor Martyn Lyons, University of New South Wales, Australia 'This is a clearly written synthesis on aspects of the history of women in France since the Revolution. Foley shows a sensible, light and balanced touch in dealing with 'women' and feminist theory...' - Pamela Pilbeam, European History Quarterly

Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgementsp. xi
Introduction: The French Revolution and Gender Politics - Creating a World of Differencep. 1
The Social Structures of Difference: The Nineteenth-Century Gender Orderp. 25
Elite Womenp. 27
Urban Working Womenp. 56
Peasant Womenp. 80
Sex and Citizenship, 1814-1914p. 103
Women, Politics and Citizenship, 1814-1852p. 105
Women and the Creation of Republican France, 1852-1914p. 129
Women in the Era of the Great Wars, 1890-1944p. 153
'New Women' in the Era of the Great War, 1890s-1920sp. 155
Taking Sides: Women in the 1930sp. 185
Vichy France: Reviving the 'Natural Woman', 1940-1944p. 210
Transformations and Continuities, 1945-2003p. 233
From the Liberation to 'Women's Liberation', 1945-1975p. 235
The Politics of 'Women's Place' since 1975p. 266
Conclusion: Equality and 'Difference' - Women's Lives from the Eighteenth to the Twenty-first Centuryp. 288
Notesp. 298
Suggestions for Further Readingp. 350
Indexp. 359
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ISBN: 9780333619933
ISBN-10: 0333619935
Series: European Studies Series
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 378
Published: 23rd August 2004
Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.0 x 14.0  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.49
Edition Number: 1