The Woman Question in France, 1400-1870

The Woman Question in France, 1400-1870

by Karen Offen


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781107188082
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 10/05/2017
Series: New Studies in European History
Pages: 302
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.79(d)

About the Author

Karen Offen is a historian and a Senior Scholar with the Michelle R. Clayman Institute for Gender Research at Stanford University, California, where she received her Ph.D.

Table of Contents

Confronting the woman question in French history: a general introduction; 1. Querying women's power and influence in French culture; 2. Assessing the problem of women and political authority in French history; 3. Bio-medical thinking, population concerns, and the politics of sexual knowledge; 4. Education, intellect, and the sexual politics of knowledge; 5. The politics of women's history in nineteenth-century France; 6. The politics of women's work in France before 1870; 7. Taking stock: the women question on the eve of the Third Republic; Appendix with important dates; Index.

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