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

Hardcover | January 15, 2010

EditorChristopher E. Forth, Elinor Accampo

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A reassessment of the Third Republic as the first long-term successful French experiment with a democratic republic. Born of violent revolution against Church, monarchy, and aristocracy, it was fraught with contradictions between the universalism of human rights and the practical need to deny certain categories of people the rights of citizenship.

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A reassessment of the Third Republic as the first long-term successful French experiment with a democratic republic. Born of violent revolution against Church, monarchy, and aristocracy, it was fraught with contradictions between the universalism of human rights and the practical need to deny certain categories of people the rights of ...

ELINOR ACCAMPO  is Professor of History at the University of Southern California. She is author of Blessed Motherhood, Bitter Fruit: Nelly Roussel and the Politics of Female Pain in Third Republic France and Industrialization, Family Life, and Class Relations.CHRISTOPHER E FORTH  is the Jack and Shirley Howard Teaching Professor in Hu...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:272 pages, 9.62 × 5.67 × 0.88 inPublished:January 15, 2010Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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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 alin to dgnr: Moral Agency and the Psychiatric Imagination in Nineteenth-Century France--M.Reed * Gastronomy and the Diagnosis of Anorexia in Fin-de-Sicle France--E.A.Williams * Papus the Misogynist: Honor, Gender, and the Occult in Fin-de-Sicle 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 Honor in the Late Nineteenth Century--R.G.Fuchs * Shaming Men: Feminist Honor and the Sexual Double Standard in Belle poque France; A.Mansker * Capped with Hope, Clad in Youth, Shod in Courage: Masculinity and Marginality in Fin-de-Sicle Paris--M. L.Wilson * PART IV: GENDER AND THE DREYFUS AFFAIR * From Devils Island to the Pantheon? Alfred Dreyfus, the Anti-hero--V.Datta * Two Salonnires during the Dreyfus Affair: The Marquise Arconati Visconti and Gyp--R.Harris