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The New Biography - Performing Femininity in Nineteenth-century France (Hardcover) Loot Price: R1,358 Discovery Miles 13 580
The New Biography - Performing Femininity in Nineteenth-century France (Hardcover): Jo Burr Margadant
The New Biography - Performing Femininity in Nineteenth-century France (Hardcover): Jo Burr Margadant

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The New Biography - Performing Femininity in Nineteenth-century France (Hardcover)

Jo Burr Margadant

Series: Studies on the History of Society & Culture, 38

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"The New Biography" looks at the life stories of eight famous women in nineteenth-century France who became public figures even though they lived in a society that did not encourage women to speak out publicly. All of these women--activists, writers, and philosophers--became controversial figures who challenged conventional notions of femininity in their time. By showing how these women deliberately created their public lives, Jo Burr Margadant and her colleagues demonstrate the rich rewards of the new methods in biography.
In her introduction Margadant gives a brilliant explanation of the new biography and how it fits into recent and current debates about the writing of history. Each essay that follows connects the lives of the women it discusses with major themes in French history. The famous activist Flora Tristan, the feminist journalist Marguerite Durand, and a leading advocate of birth control, Nelly Roussell, are just a few of the fascinating women brought to life in this book.
Because these stories often expose the cracks in what has been seen as a monolithic separation of gendered spheres in nineteenth-century bourgeois France, they challenge historians to rethink assumptions about the history of this period. "The New Biography" thus joins a body of work that brings women from the margins of the historical record into history's mainstream.

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Imprint: University of California Press
Country of origin: United States
Series: Studies on the History of Society & Culture, 38
Release date: September 2000
First published: September 2000
Editors: Jo Burr Margadant
Dimensions: 241 x 159 x 25mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 308
ISBN-13: 978-0-520-22140-6
Barcode: 9780520221406
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Books > Humanities > History > European history > 1750 to 1900
Books > History > European history > 1750 to 1900
Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects > Social & cultural history
Books > History > History of specific subjects > Social & cultural history
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Gender studies > Women's studies
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Books > Reference & Interdisciplinary > Interdisciplinary studies > Area / regional studies
Books > Reference & Interdisciplinary > Interdisciplinary studies > Area / regional studies > General
LSN: 0-520-22140-0

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