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Debating the Woman Question in the French Third Republic, by Karen Offen

By Karen Offen

Karen Offen bargains a magisterial reconstruction and research of the debates round relatives among men and women, how they're built, and the way they need to be prepared, that raged in France and its French-speaking friends from 1870 to 1920. The 'woman query' encompassed topics from maternity and childbirth, and the upbringing and schooling of ladies to marriage practices and estate legislation, the association of families, the distribution of labor in and out the family, intimate sexual family members, non secular ideals and ethical issues, government-sanctioned prostitution, monetary and political citizenship, and the politics of inhabitants progress. The e-book exhibits how the growth of monetary possibilities for girls and the drop within the beginning cost extra exacerbated the debates over their prestige, roles, and probabilities. With the onset of the 1st global warfare, those debates have been briefly put on carry, yet they'd be revived by means of 1916 and achieve momentum in the course of France's post-war recovery.

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