RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 45750226 LA English T1 Visualizing the nation : gender, representation, and revolution in eighteenth-century France A1 Landes, Joan B.,, PB Cornell University Press PP Ithaca YR 2001 SN 080143811X 9780801438110 AB "Popular images of women were everywhere in revolutionary France. Landes highlights the widespread circulation of images of the female body, notwithstanding the political leadership's suspicions of the dangers of feminine influence and the seductions of visual imagery. The use of caricatures and allegories contributed to the destruction of the masculinized images of hierarchic absolutism and to forging new roles for men and women in both the intimate and public arenas. Landes tells the story of how the depiction of the nation as a desirable female body worked to eroticize patriotism and to bind male subjects to the nation-state. Despite their political subordination, women too were invited to identify with the project of nationalism."--BOOK JACKET.