The book recounts the turbulent story of nineteenth-century French feminism, placing it in the context of the general political events that influenced its development. It also examines feminist thought and activities, using the very words of the women themselves--in books, newspapers, pamphlets, memoirs, diaries, speeches, and letters. Featured is a wealth of previously unpublished personal letters written by Saint-Simonian women. These engrossing documents reveal the nuances of changing consciousness and show how it led to an autonomous women's movement.
Also explored are the relationships between feminist ideology and women's actual status--legal, social, and economic--during the century. Both bourgeois and working-class women are surveyed.
Beginning with a general survey of feminism in France, the book provides historical context and clarifies the later vicissitudes of the 'condition feminine.'
|Produto sob encomenda||Sim|
|Marca||STATE UNIV OF NEW YORK PR|
|Ano da edição||1985|
|Número de Páginas||328|
|Autor||Moses, Claire Goldberg|