Sex, Honor and Citizenship in Early Third Republic France

Hardcover | November 15, 2011

byAndrea Mansker

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A repositioning of French women's struggle for suffrage within the distinct cultural landscape of the masculine honor system. Whether activists demanded admission to the popular ritual of the duel or publicly shamed men for their extramarital sexual behavior, they appropriated extralegal honor codes to enact new civic and familial identities.

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A repositioning of French women's struggle for suffrage within the distinct cultural landscape of the masculine honor system. Whether activists demanded admission to the popular ritual of the duel or publicly shamed men for their extramarital sexual behavior, they appropriated extralegal honor codes to enact new civic and familial iden...

ANDREA MANSKER is Associate Professor of History at Sewanee: University of the South, USA.She recently contributed to the volume edited by Elinor Accampo and Christopher E. Forth, Confronting Modernity in Fin-de-Siècle France: Bodies, Minds and Gender (2010).
Format:HardcoverDimensions:320 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.75 inPublished:November 15, 2011Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230294030

ISBN - 13:9780230294035

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction
'Mademoiselle Arria Ly Wants Blood!' The New Woman and the Debate over Female Honour
The Sexual Insult: Medicalized Views of Singleness during the Long Nineteenth Century
Rethinking Honour in the Republican Family: Fin-de-Siècle Divorce Suits
The Honour of a Name: Marital Status, Property, and the Patronymic
The Feminist Politics of the Female Surplus: Constructing Citizenship through Singleness
Sexual Citizenship and the Political Culture of Shame in the Women's Movement
Conclusion: Giving the Lie
Notes
Index