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Figurations of the Feminine in the Early French Women's Press, 1758-1848

Siobhán McIlvanney

Abstract

This book examines the origins of the early French women’s press and traces the evolving representations of womanhood that appear over the first ninety years of women’s journals in France. It argues that this critically neglected medium offers a key source of information on French women’s personal and political aspirations by giving us a privileged insight into their everyday lives. The early women’s press represented an important means of allowing women to access and contribute to the key cultural, intellectual and political debates which dominated French society at the time and which directl ... More

Keywords: journals, magazines, women’s press, feminism, fashion, domestic, French Revolution, France, politics, women’s self-expression

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781786941886
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: May 2020 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781786941886.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Siobhán McIlvanney, author