Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1996.
Book — xii, 301 p. ; 23 cm.
France is the home of the Declaration of the Rights of Man, yet women did not vote until 1945, many years later than their peers in other countries. In a country where civil rights had long been a rallying cry, women were not second-class citizens - they were not citizens at all. In this study, the author assesses why French women were repeatedly refused the rights of citizenship and examines the political relationships established by French feminists in order to achieve their goal of one woman, one vote. This work should be of interest to scholars and students interested in 20th-century French history and gender studies; political scientists, and cultural historians. (source: Nielsen Book Data)