The Rise of Professional Women in France: Gender and Public Administration since 1830

The Rise of Professional Women in France: Gender and Public Administration since 1830

by Linda L. Clark
     
 

ISBN-10: 052177344X

ISBN-13: 9780521773447

Pub. Date: 12/21/2000

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This history of professional women in positions of administrative responsibility illuminates women's changing relationship to the public sphere in France since the Revolution of 1789. Linda L. Clark traces several generations of French women in public administration, examining public policy, politics and attitudes, and women's work and education. Women's own…  See more details below

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This history of professional women in positions of administrative responsibility illuminates women's changing relationship to the public sphere in France since the Revolution of 1789. Linda L. Clark traces several generations of French women in public administration, examining public policy, politics and attitudes, and women's work and education. Women's own perceptions illustrate the changing gender roles and relationship to the state. This study gives unique insights into French history and the history of women, and will interest scholars of European history and specialists in women's studies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521773447
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/21/2000
Pages:
338
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.18(d)
Lexile:
1820L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations; Acknowledgements; List of abbreviations; Introduction; Part I. Defining a Feminine Sphere of Action, 1830–1914: 1. Public roles for maternal authority: the introduction of inspectresses, 1830–70; 2. Educating a new democracy: school inspectresses and the Third Republic; 3. Addressing crime, poverty, and depopulation: the Interior ministry inspectresses; 4. Protecting women workers: the Labor administration; Part II. Steps toward Equality: Women's Administrative Careers since the First World War: Introduction: the First World War: a '1789' for women?; 5. New opportunities for women in central government offices, 1919–29; 6. The challenges of the 1930s for women civil servants; 7. Gendered assignments in the interwar Labor, Health, and Education ministries; 8. Firings and hirings, collaboration and resistance: women civil servants and the Second World War; 9. After the pioneers: women administrators since 1945; Select bibliography; Index.

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