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Only paradoxes to offer : French feminists and the rights of man

Author: Joan Wallach Scott
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1996.
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When feminists argued for political rights in the context of liberal democracy they faced an impossible choice. On the one hand, they insisted that the differences between men and women were irrelevant for citizenship. On the other hand, by the fact that they acted on behalf of women, they introduced the very idea of difference they sought to eliminate. This paradox - the need both to accept and to refuse sexual  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Case studies
History
Cas, Études de
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joan Wallach Scott
ISBN: 0674639308 9780674639300
OCLC Number: 32924140
Description: xiii, 229 p. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Rereading the history of feminism --
The uses of imagination: Olympe de Gouges in the French Revolution --
The duties of the citizen: Jeanne Deroin in the Revolution 1848 --
The rights of "the social": Hubertine Auclert and the politics of the Third Republic --
The radical individualism of Madeleine Pelletier --
Citizens but not individuals: the vote and after.
Responsibility: Joan Wallach Scott.
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When feminists argued for political rights in the context of liberal democracy they faced an impossible choice. On the one hand, they insisted that the differences between men and women were irrelevant for citizenship. On the other hand, by the fact that they acted on behalf of women, they introduced the very idea of difference they sought to eliminate. This paradox - the need both to accept and to refuse sexual difference in politics - was the constitutive condition of the long struggle by women to gain the right of citizenship. In this new book, remarkable in both its findings and its methodology, award-winning historian Joan Wallach Scott reads feminist history in terms of this paradox of sexual difference.

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