Confronting Modernity in Fin-de-Siècle France: Bodies, Minds and Gender by C. ForthConfronting Modernity in Fin-de-Siècle France: Bodies, Minds and Gender by C. Forth

Confronting Modernity in Fin-de-Siècle France: Bodies, Minds and Gender

EditorC. Forth, E. Accampo

Hardcover | November 27, 2009

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The turn of the twentieth century represented a crossroads in the French experience of modernization, especially in regard to ideas about gender and sexuality. Drawing together prominent scholars in French gender history, this volume explores how historians have come to view this period in light of new theoretical developments since the 1980s.
ELINOR ACCAMPO Professor of History, the University of Southern California, USA JAMES SMITH ALLEN Professor of History, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, USA VENITA DATTA Professor of French, Wellesley College, USA CHRISTOPHER E. FORTH Howard Professor of Humanities and Western Civilization, the University of Kansas, USA ...
Title:Confronting Modernity in Fin-de-Siècle France: Bodies, Minds and GenderFormat:HardcoverDimensions:272 pagesPublished:November 27, 2009Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230220991

ISBN - 13:9780230220997


Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors Introduction; E.Accampo & C.E.Forth PART I: GENDER, CITIZENSHIP AND REPUBLICANISM Revising the Sexual Contract: Women's Citizenship and Republicanism in France, 1789-1944; C.Sowerwine Is the 'Woman Question' Really the 'Man Problem'?; K.Offen PART II: BODIES, MINDS AND SPIRIT From aliéné to dégénéré: Moral Agency and the Psychiatric Imagination in Nineteenth-Century France; M.Reed Gastronomy and the Diagnosis of Anorexia in Fin-de-Siècle France; E.A.Williams Papus the Misogynist: Honor, Gender, and the Occult in Fin-de-Siècle France; J.Smith Allen PART III: MORALITY, HONOUR AND MASCULINITY Social Control in Late Nineteenth-Century France: Protestant Campaigns for Strict Public Morality; S.C.Hause Paternity, Progeny, and Property: Family Honour in the Late Nineteenth Century; R.G.Fuchs Shaming Men: Feminist Honour and the Sexual Double Standard in Belle Époque France; A.Mansker 'Capped with Hope, Clad in Youth, Shod in Courage': Masculinity and Marginality in Fin-de-Siècle Paris; M. L.Wilson PART IV: GENDER AND THE DREYFUS AFFAIR From Devil's Island to the Pantheon? Alfred Dreyfus, the Anti-hero; V.Datta Two Salonnières during the Dreyfus Affair: The Marquise Arconati Visconti and Gyp; R.Harris Conclusion; E.Accampo & C.E.Forth