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.
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Table of ContentsAcknowledgements 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