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Women and the Public Sphere in the Age of the French Revolution

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ISBN-10: 0801494818

ISBN-13: 9780801494819

Edition: 1988

Authors: Joan B. Landes

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In this provocative interdisciplinary essay, Joan B. Landes examines the impact on women of the emergence of a new, bourgeois organization of public life in the eighteenth century. She focuses on France, contrasting the role and representation of women under the Old Regime with their status during and after the Revolution. Basing her work on a wide reading of current historical scholarship, Landes draws on the work of Habermas and his followers, as well as on recent theories of representation, to re-create public-sphere theory from a feminist point of view. Within the extremely personal and patriarchal political culture of Old Regime France, elite women wielded surprising influence and…    
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Book details

List price: $23.95
Copyright year: 1988
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Publication date: 8/4/1988
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 296
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English