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Breaking the Codes: Female Criminality in Fin-de-Siècle Paris

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Breaking the Codes is a cultural history of the fin-de-siecle that uses the "problem" of the criminal woman to examine both the debates around the appropriate place of women in French society and the ways in which issues of gender were central to the most important cultural transformations of the period.

The author asserts that "female criminality" was a code that condensed
Hardcover, 280 pages
Published August 1st 1996 by Stanford University Press
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