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The Other Enlightenment: How French Women Became Modern
by Carla Hesse
The French Revolution created a new cultural world that freed women from the constraints of corporate privilege, aristocratic salons, and patriarchal censorship, even though it failed to grant them legal equality. Women burst into print in unprecedented numbers and became active participants in the great political, ethical, and aesthetic debates that gave birth to our unde ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published March 30th 2003 by Princeton University Press
(first published 2001)
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May 17, 2010 Heather Stein rated it it was amazing
I am not that thrilled with women’s studies as a field. The idea of choosing your object of study based solely on their biological sex disturbs me and seems both arbitrary and demeaning somehow to the women that get studied. People worthy of study should be chosen on the merit of their thought (or its lack of merit) and not because of their gender. That said, i occasionally come across some great work that challenges my usual take on this form of work. Carla Hesse’s The Other Enlightenment(Princ ...more