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: 8348

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.

A Bayard from Bengal

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

Author: F. Anstey

Publisher: N.A



Page: 137

View: 2066

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: 1560

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: Elizabeth North

Publisher: Jonathan Cape


Category: Fiction

Page: 273

View: 8717

The Table Book, of Daily Recreation and Information

Concerning Remarkable Men, Manners, Times, Seasons, Solemnities, Merry-makings, Antiquities and Novelties, Forming a Complete History of the Year

Author: William Hone

Publisher: N.A


Category: Almanacs, English

Page: 870

View: 3654

Obscenity law today

Author: William E. Ringel

Publisher: N.A


Category: Law

Page: 245

View: 7805

Someone and Somebody

Author: Porter Emerson Browne

Publisher: N.A



Page: 328

View: 7957