Gender, Sex and the Shaping of Modern Europe A History from the French Revolution to the Present Day

ISBN-10: 1845203577
ISBN-13: 9781845203573
Edition: 2007
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Description: Gender, Sex and the Shaping of Modern Europeexplores the key transformations of sexual identities and sexuality in Europe from the French Revolution to the present day. Crucially, its focus is on gender, as it is impossible to understand masculinity  More...

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Book details

List price: $34.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 3/15/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Gender, Sex and the Shaping of Modern Europeexplores the key transformations of sexual identities and sexuality in Europe from the French Revolution to the present day. Crucially, its focus is on gender, as it is impossible to understand masculinity or femininity in isolation. The book is designed to introduce students to the major issues surrounding gender and sexuality in modern European history. It is divided into five thematic chapters representing the critical moments in gender history: The Age of Revolution and Enlightenment, Capitalism and the Industrial Revolution, Imperialism/Colonialism, Total War in the Twentieth Century, and the Long Sexual Revolution. The authors provide an overview of how gender roles were socially constructed and how they influenced political and economic developments. Throughout,Gender, Sex and the Shaping of ModernEuropepresents complex narratives and introduces theoretical perspectives in language accessible to students.

Introduction
Liberty, Equality, and Fraternity
The Enlightenment
The French Revolution
Echoes of the French Revolution
Revolutionary Wars and Revolutionary Nations
Duelling and the Nineteenth-Century Fraternity
Conclusion
Gendered Capitalism and its Discontents
The Transformation of Labour and the Family
Family and Work on the Periphery of Europe
Industrialized Labour and Gender Conflict
Utopian Responses
Revolution and New Political Ideas
Separation of Spheres
Urbanization, Sexual Danger, and the Creation of Sexual Identities
Conclusion
The Imperial Drive and the Colonial World
Gender and the Culture of Empire
Race and Sex in the Colonies
Gender and the Science of Empire
Gender and the Politics of Empire
Conclusion
Brothers and Sisters at War
The Great Explosion
"Uniform Politics" and the Postwar Order
"Women and Children First"
Conclusion: The Recovery of Masculine Heroism
The Long Sexual Revolution
Defining Sexuality
Sexuality and Evolutionary Theory
Sexology
Population Policy, Pronatalism Eugenics
Sexual Revolution: Scientific and Philosophical Origins
Sexual Revolution: Politics and Popular Culture
Conclusion : Where is Sex in Europe Today?
Conclusion
Bibliography
Index

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