Sex, Honor and Citizenship in Early Third Republic France

Sex, Honor and Citizenship in Early Third Republic France

by A. Mansker

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Sex, Honor and Citizenship in Early Third Republic France by A. Mansker

A repositioning of French women's struggle for suffrage within the distinct cultural landscape of the masculine honour system. Whether activists demanded admission to the popular ritual of the duel or publicly shamed men for their extramarital sexual behaviour, they appropriated extralegal honour codes to enact new civic and familial identities.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781349333202
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 01/01/2011
Series: Genders and Sexualities in History
Edition description: 1st ed. 2011
Pages: 310
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x (d)

About the Author

ANDREA MANSKER is Associate Professor of History at Sewanee: University of the South, USA.She recently contributed to the volume edited by Elinor Accampo and Christopher E. Forth, Confronting Modernity in Fin-de-Siècle France: Bodies, Minds and Gender (2010).

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements Introduction 'Mademoiselle Arria Ly Wants Blood!'The New Woman and the Debate over Female Honour The Sexual Insult: Medicalized Views of Singleness during the Long Nineteenth Century Rethinking Honour in the Republican Family: Fin-de-Siècle Divorce Suits The Honour of a Name: Marital Status, Property, and the Patronymic The Feminist Politics of the Female Surplus: Constructing Citizenship through Singleness Sexual Citizenship and the Political Culture of Shame in the Women's Movement Conclusion: Giving the Lie Notes Index

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