Practiced Citizenship

Women, Gender, and the State in Modern France

Author: Nimisha Barton,Richard S. Hopkins

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 1496212452

Category: History

Page: 330

View: 1893

Over fifty years ago sociologist T. H. Marshall first opened the modern debate about the evolution of full citizenship in modern nation-states, arguing that it proceeded in three stages: from civil rights, to political rights, and finally to social rights. The shortcomings of this model were clear to feminist scholars. As political theorist Carol Pateman argued, the modern social contract undergirding nation-states was from the start premised on an implicit "sexual contract." According to Pateman, the birth of modern democracy necessarily resulted in the political erasure of women. Since the 1990s feminist historians have realized that Marshall's typology failed to describe adequately developments that affected women in France. An examination of the role of women and gender in welfare-state development suggested that social rights rooted in republican notions of womanhood came early and fast for women in France even while political and economic rights would continue to lag behind. While their considerable access to social citizenship privileges shaped their prospects, the absence of women's formal rights still dominates the conversation. Practiced Citizenship offers a significant rereading of that narrative. Through an analysis of how citizenship was lived, practiced, and deployed by women in France in the modern period, Practiced Citizenship demonstrates how gender normativity and the resulting constraints placed on women nevertheless created opportunities for a renegotiation of the social and sexual contract.

Politics in the Marketplace

Work, Gender, and Citizenship in Revolutionary France

Author: Katie Jarvis

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0190917113

Category: History

Page: 352

View: 6454

Introduction : inventing citizenship in the revolutionary marketplace -- The Dames des Halles : economic lynchpins and the people personified -- Embodying sovereignty : the October days, political activism, and maternal work -- Occupying the marketplace : the battle over public space, particular interests, and the body politic -- Exacting change : money, market women, and the crumbling corporate world -- The cost of female citizenship : price controls and the gendering of democracy in revolutionary France -- Selling legitimacy : merchants, police, and the politics of popular subsistence -- Commercial licenses as political contracts : working out autonomy and economic citizenship -- Conclusion : fruits of labors : citizenship as social experience


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: African literature (English)

Page: N.A

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Author: Elizabeth North

Publisher: Jonathan Cape


Category: Fiction

Page: 273

View: 2318

At the threshold of the millennium

Author: María Rosa Fort Brescia,Moisés Lemlij

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789972795008

Category: Civilization, Modern

Page: N.A

View: 7475

Hell, Heaven Or Hoboken

Author: James Kline McVey

Publisher: N.A


Category: World War, 1914-1918

Page: 293

View: 3813

A Bayard from Bengal

Being Some Account of the Magnificent & Spanking Carrer of Chunder BindabunBhosh ...

Author: F. Anstey

Publisher: N.A



Page: 137

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Author: Mark Lemon,Henry Mayhew,Tom Taylor,Shirley Brooks,Francis Cowley Burnand,Owen Seaman

Publisher: N.A


Category: Humor

Page: N.A

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: English wit and humor

Page: N.A

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The New Republic

Author: Herbert David Croly

Publisher: N.A


Category: Political science

Page: N.A

View: 3355

The Erotic Imagination

French Histories of Perversity

Author: Vernon A. Rosario

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 244

View: 4396

The Erotic Imagination Vernon A. Rosario "Degenerates are not always criminals, prostitutes, anarchists, or outright lunatics," the physician and journalist Max Nordau cautioned in 1893, "they are often writers and artists." Indeed, without writers and artists, medical experts in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries would not have had much of the material on which they based their theories of sexual perversions. Thus it was that Rene Descartes could be diagnosed as a fetishist, because of his inordinate attraction to cross-eyed women, Gustave Flaubert as a hysteric, because of his hypersensitive imagination, and Emile Zola ("the novelist of the quivering nostrils") as an epileptoid degenerate, olfactory fetishist, and sexual psychopath, because of the suspicious richness of odors emanating from the pages of his books. Drawing upon the writings of literary figures such as Diderot, Rousseau, Zola, Flaubert, and Huysmans, and physicians and psychologists such asTardieu, Binet, and Charcot, Vernon Rosario argues that the modern idea of the perverse first emerged in late 18th-century France and was shaped largely by the strange confluence of medical writings, patient confessions, and literary narratives. Beginning with the shocking revelations of masturbation and masochism in Rousseau's Confessions, and the widespread public alarm over the "fatal convenience" of the "solitary vice," The Erotic Imagination illuminates precisely how various forms of eroticism came to be classified as perversions. Rosario takes the reader through a dizzying proliferation of "pathologies"--including the bizarre theories which enabled doctors to identify homosexuals, or "inverts," according to bodily stigmata, to the "uterine fury" of nymphomania, to an astonishing range of hysterias, fetishes, and erotomanias until finally only marital, reproductive sex survived as normal. Such "perversification" of sexual desire attempted to close off and regulate those erotic expressions seen as threatening to the social order, national population, military power, and the supremacy of will and reason. In each case, Rosario argues, the original culprit of deviant behavior was identified as the imagination--a perilous site beyond surveillance, highly susceptible to the salacious effects of literature, where irrational associations might take root and usurp the "reality" of conventional sexuality. What emerges most compellingly from Rosario's study is the anxiety produced by the erotic imagination and the elaborate, often desperate theoretical fabrications designed to contain it. Filled with extraordinary case studies and written in prose that is as lively and entertaining as it is insightful, this book offers both a history of the erotic imagination and its narrative expressions, as well as a fascinating mirror in which our contemporary ambivalence about sexuality--from the acrimonious rhetoric of family values to censorship of pornography and hostility towards gays--takes on surprising new significance.

Time Out Film Guide

Author: John Pym

Publisher: Time Out Publishing

ISBN: 9780140294149

Category: Motion pictures

Page: 1592

View: 4801

This is an aphabetical critical guide to films, based on Time-Out reviews since the mid-1980s. It covers every area of world cinema, including: classic silents and 1930s comedies, documentaries and the avant garde, French or Japanese, the Hollywood mainstream and B-movie horrors. Features include cast lists and other key creative personnel, more than 110 obituary notes from 2001/2002 and indexes covering film by country, genre, subject, director and actor. This new edition includes a new Time Out readers' top 100 film poll, plus 2001/2002 Oscar and BAFTA awards, as well as prizes from the Berlin, Venice and Cannes festivals.

Someone and Somebody

Author: Porter Emerson Browne

Publisher: N.A



Page: 328

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Emily auf der High-School

Author: Lucy Maud Montgomery

Publisher: Loewe Verlag

ISBN: 3732009076

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 306

View: 9133

Was Emily nicht zu träumen gewagt hat, wird Wirklichkeit: Sie darf nach Shrewsbury gehen und die High-School besuchen. Allerdings muss sie dafür zwei große Opfer bringen. Zum einen gilt es, New Moon zu verlassen und bei der ungeliebten Tante Ruth zu leben. Zum anderen soll sie auf das Schreiben von ausgedachten Geschichten verzichten. Doch Emily ist schließlich eine stolze, durchsetzungsfähige Murray. Und so verliert sie ihr Ziel, eine große Schriftstellerin zu werden, in diesen drei turbulenten Schuljahren keinen Moment aus den Augen. Die Klassiker-Reihe von Lucy Maud Montgomery als eBook! Nach "Anne auf Green Gables" erzählte die weltweit bekannte Autorin die Geschichte vom Waisenkind Emily und ihrem Traum, eine große Schriftstellerin zu werden. Nostalgie-Spaß für Jugendliche und Erwachsene!

Australian Crime Fiction

A Bibliography, 1857-1993

Author: John Loder

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781875589517

Category: Crime

Page: 287

View: 5064

This bibliography lists more than 2000 titles by some 500 Australian authors during the period 1857-1993. Covers detective fiction, mystery stories, works on gangs and pushes, spies, enemy agents, bushrangers and convicts. Also contains the first detailed listing of Australian pulps and ephemerals. Includes title index, illustrators index, and investigators and criminals index.

Windy City Blues

Vic Warshawski Kriminalgeschichten

Author: Sara Paretsky

Publisher: Piper Spannungsvoll

ISBN: 3492983847

Category: Fiction

Page: 287

View: 9322

Neunmal Vic Warshawski in Hochform! Neun Kriminalgeschichten aus Chicago: eine Stadtbesichtigung der eher mörderischen Art an der Seite von Vic Warshawski, die mit den Haien schwimmt, nichts mehr liebt als die Gerechtigkeit und die sich gnadenlos der Wahrheit opfert. »Zuallererst und vor allem bin ich eine Geschichtenerzählerin. Bücher, die ihren Gegenstand erst erklären müssen, sind langweilig und reizlos.« Sara Paretsky