Debating the Woman Question in the French Third Republic, 1870-1920

  • Title: Debating the Woman Question in the French Third Republic, 1870-1920
  • Author: Karen M. Offen
  • ISBN: 9781107188044
  • Page: 433
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Debating the Woman Question in the French Third Republic Karen Offen offers a magisterial reconstruction and analysis of the debates around relations between women and men how they are constructed and how they should be organized that raged in France and
    Karen Offen offers a magisterial reconstruction and analysis of the debates around relations between women and men, how they are constructed, and how they should be organized, that raged in France and its French speaking neighbors from 1870 to 1920 The woman question encompassed subjects from maternity and childbirth, and the upbringing and education of girls to marriagKaren Offen offers a magisterial reconstruction and analysis of the debates around relations between women and men, how they are constructed, and how they should be organized, that raged in France and its French speaking neighbors from 1870 to 1920 The woman question encompassed subjects from maternity and childbirth, and the upbringing and education of girls to marriage practices and property law, the organization of households, the distribution of work inside and outside the household, intimate sexual relations, religious beliefs and moral concerns, government sanctioned prostitution, economic and political citizenship, and the politics of population growth The book shows how the expansion of economic opportunities for women and the drop in the birth rate further exacerbated the debates over their status, roles, and possibilities With the onset of the First World War, these debates were temporarily placed on hold, but they would be revived by 1916 and gain momentum during France s post war recovery.

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    About Karen M. Offen


    1. Karen Offen Ph.D Stanford University is a historian and independent scholar affiliated as a Senior Scholar with the Michelle R Clayman Institute for Gender Research at Stanford University in California.She publishes on the history of Modern Europe, especially France and its global influence Western thought and politics with reference to family, gender, and the relative status of women historiography women s history the national, regional and global histories of feminism and comparative history.


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