Renaissance Feminism: Literary Texts and Political Models / Edition 1

Renaissance Feminism: Literary Texts and Political Models / Edition 1

by Constance Jordan
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0801497329

ISBN-13: 9780801497322

Pub. Date: 06/28/1990

Publisher: Cornell University Press

Considering a wide range of Renaissance works of nonfiction, Jordan asserts that feminism as a mode of thought emerged as early as the fifteenth century in Italy, and that the main arguments for the social equality of the sexes were common in the sixteenth century. Renaissance feminism, she maintains, was a feature of a broadly revisionist movement that regarded the

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Considering a wide range of Renaissance works of nonfiction, Jordan asserts that feminism as a mode of thought emerged as early as the fifteenth century in Italy, and that the main arguments for the social equality of the sexes were common in the sixteenth century. Renaissance feminism, she maintains, was a feature of a broadly revisionist movement that regarded the medieval model of creation as static and hierarchical and favored a model that was dynamic and relational. Jordan examines pro-woman arguments found in dozens of pan-European texts in the light of present-day notions of authority and subordination, particularly resistance theory, in an attempt to link gender issues to larger contemporary theoretical and institutional questions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801497322
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
Publication date:
06/28/1990
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

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