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Disruptive acts : the new woman in fin-de-siècle France

Author: Mary Louise Roberts
Publisher: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In fin-de-siecle France, politics were in an uproar, and gender roles blurred as never before. Into this maelstrom stepped the "new woman," a group of primarily urban, middle-class French women who became the objects of intense public scrutiny. Some remained single, some entered non-traditional marriages, and some took up with the professions of medicine and law, journalism and teaching. All of them challenged  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Marguerite Durand; Sarah Bernhardt; Gyp; Séverine; Alfred Dreyfus; Marguerite Durand; Sarah Bernhardt; Gyp; Séverine; Alfred Dreyfus; Sarah Bernhardt; Alfred Dreyfus; Marguerite Durand; Gyp; Séverine
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Louise Roberts
ISBN: 0226721248 9780226721248 9780226721255 0226721256
OCLC Number: 49350469
Description: xi, 353 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The New Woman --
Acting Up --
Subversive Copy --
The New Woman and the Jew --
Caught in the Act --
The Fantastic Sarah Bernhardt --
Cabotines to the Core.
Responsibility: Mary Louise Roberts.
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In fin-de-siecle France, politics were in uproar, and gender roles blurred as never before. Into this maelstrom stepped the 'new woman', a group of primarily urban, middle class French women. This  Read more...

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