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The rise of professional women in France : gender and public administration since 1830

Author: Linda L Clark
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2000.
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Linda L. Clark traces several generations of French women in public administration, examining public policy, politics and attitudes, and women's work and education. This history of professional women  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Linda L Clark
ISBN: 052177344X 9780521773447
OCLC Number: 925688432
Description: xiv, 324 s. : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: List of illustrations; Acknowledgements; List of abbreviations; Introduction; Part I. Defining a Feminine Sphere of Action, 1830-1914: 1. Public roles for maternal authority: the introduction of inspectresses, 1830-70; 2. Educating a new democracy: school inspectresses and the Third Republic; 3. Addressing crime, poverty, and depopulation: the Interior ministry inspectresses; 4. Protecting women workers: the Labor administration; Part II. Steps toward Equality: Women's Administrative Careers since the First World War: Introduction: the First World War: a '1789' for women?; 5. New opportunities for women in central government offices, 1919-29; 6. The challenges of the 1930s for women civil servants; 7. Gendered assignments in the interwar Labor, Health, and Education ministries; 8. Firings and hirings, collaboration and resistance: women civil servants and the Second World War; 9. After the pioneers: women administrators since 1945; Select bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: Linda L. Clark.


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'There is a wealth of detail about pay, conditions and work ... This valuable empirical study has a complicated story to tell, and suggestive points to make.' Sian Reynolds, French History 'This book Read more...

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