Book — 1 online resource (xi, 296 pages) : illustrations.
Representing the body politic : the paradox of gender in the graphic politics of the French Revolution / Joan B. Landes
"Love and patriotism" : gender and politics in the life and work of Louvet de Couvrai / Kathryn Norberg
Incorruptible milk : breast-feeding and the French Revolution / Mary L. Jacobus
Women and militant citizenship in Revolutionary Paris / Darline Gay Levy and Harriet B. Applewhite
"A woman who has only paradoxes to offer" : Olympe de Gouges claims rights for women / Joan Wallach Scott
Outspoken women and the rightful daughter of the Revolution : Madame de Staël's Considerations sur la Révolution Française / Linda Orr
Triste Amérique : Atala and the postrevolutionary construction of woman / Naomi Schor
Being René, buying Atala : alienated subjects and decorative objects in postrevolutionary France / Margaret Waller.
Exotic femininity and the rights of man : Paul et Virginie and Atala, or the revolution in stasis / Marie-Claire Vallois
The engulfed beloved : representations of dead and dying women in the art and literature of the revolutionary era / Madelyn Gutwirth
"Equality" and "difference" in historical perspective : a comparative examination of the feminisms of French Revolutionaries and utopian socialists / Claire Goldberg Moses
English women writers and the French Revolution / Anne K. Mellor
Flora Tristan : rebel daughter of the Revolution / Dominique Desanti.
This interdisciplinary collection of essays examines the important and paradoxical relation between women and the French Revolution. Although the male leaders of the Revolution depended on the women's active militant participation, they denied to women the rights they helped to establish. At the same time that women were banned from the political sphere, "woman" was transformed into an allegorical figure which became the very symbol of (masculine) Liberty and Equality. This volume analyzes how the revolutionary process constructed a new gender system at the foundation of modern liberal culture. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Book — 1 online resource (311 pages) : illustrations, facsimile.
A translation of The rights of woman
The dedication. Gouges's devotion to the king and defence of the queen ; Marie-Antoinette's reputation and the counter-revolution
The declaration. Gouges's patriotism and aristocratic sentiments prior to 1791 ; Gouges's declaration and that of the national assembly
The postamble. The social contract between the man and the woman ; The rights of persons of colour and of blacks
The addenda and a conclusion. The Addenda ; A conclusion:Gourge's feminism in the context of 1791
Appendix. Facsimile of Les droits de la femme.
In Between the Queen and the Cabby, John Cole provides the first full translation of de Gouges's Rights of Woman and the first systematic commentary on its declaration, its attempt to envision a non-marital partnership agreement, and its support for persons of colour. Cole compares and contrasts de Gouges's two texts, explaining how the original text was both her model and her foil. By adding a proposed marriage contract to her pamphlet, she sought to turn the ideas of the French Revolution into a concrete way of life for women. Further examination of her work as a playwright suggests that she supported equality not only for women but for slaves as well. Cole highlights the historical context of de Gouges's writing, going beyond the inherent sexism and misogyny of the time in exploring why her work did not receive the reaction or achieve the influential status she had hoped for. Read in isolation in the gender-conscious twenty-first century, de Gouges's Rights of Woman may seem ordinary. However, none of her contemporaries, neither the Marquis de Condorcet nor Mary Wollstonecraft, published more widely on current affairs, so boldly attempted to extend democratic principles to women, or so clearly related the public and private spheres. Read in light of her eventual condemnation by the Revolutionary Tribunal, her words become tragically foresighted: "Woman has the right to mount the Scaffold; she must also have that of mounting the Rostrum.". (source: Nielsen Book Data)