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A "Belle Epoque"? [electronic resource] : women in French society and culture, 1890-1914 /
edited by Diana Holmes and Carrie Tarr.
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New York : Berghahn Books, 2006.
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xv, 344 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
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1845450213
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New York : Berghahn Books, 2006.
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1845450213
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10819043
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. [313]-333) and index.
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The Third Republic, known as the 'belle époque', was a period of lively, articulate and surprisingly radical feminist activity in France, borne out of the contradiction between the Republican ideals of liberty, equality and fraternity and the reality of intense and systematic gender discrimination. Yet, it also was a period of intense and varied artistic production, with women disproving the critical nearconsensus that art was a masculine activity by writing, painting, performing, sculpting, and even displaying an interest in the new "seventh art" of cinema. This book explores all these facets of the period, weaving them into a complex, multi-stranded argument about the importance of this rich period of French women's history.
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The Third Republic, known as the "belle epoque," was a period of lively, articulate and surprisingly radical feminist activity in France, borne out of the contradiction between the Republican ideals of liberty, equality and fraternity and the reality of intense and systematic gender discrimination. Yet, it also was a period of intense and varied artistic production, with women disproving the critical near consensus that art was a masculine activity by writing, painting, performing, sculpting, and even displaying an interest in the new "seventh art" of cinema. This book explores all these facets of the period, weaving them into a complex, multi-stranded argument about the importance of this rich period of French women's history.
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The period 1890 to 1910 was a period of lively, articulate and surprisingly radical feminist activity in France. It was also a time of intense artistic production, with women disproving the critical near-consensus that art was a masculine activity. This book explores this rich period of French women's history.
Table of Contents
New republic, new women? : feminism and modernity at the belle epoquep. 11
1890-1914 : a 'belle epoque' for feminism?p. 23
Marguerite Durand and La Fronde : voicing women of the belle epoquep. 37
The uncompromising doctor Madeleine Pelletier : feminist and political activistp. 51
Clans and chronologies : the salon of Natalie Barneyp. 65
Velo-Metro-Auto : women's mobility in belle epoque Parisp. 81
Popularising new women in belle epoque advertising postersp. 95
An American in Paris : Loie Fuller, dance and technologyp. 113
Becoming women : cinema, gender and technologyp. 125
Spectacles of themselves : women writing for the stage in belle epoque Francep. 139
Being a dancer in 1900 : sign of alienation or quest for autonomy?p. 153
Visions of reciprocity in the work of Camille Claudelp. 167
Feminist discourse in women's novels of professional developmentp. 183
Daniel Lesueur and the feminist romancep. 197
Virginal perversion/radical subversion : Rachilde and discourses of legitimationp. 211
Decadence and the woman writer : Renee Vivien's Une femme m'apparutp. 225
Sensual deviations and verbal abuse : Anna de Noailles in the critic's eyep. 239
Proletarian women, proletarian writing : the case of Marguerite Audouxp. 253
Coloniser and colonised in Hubertine Auclert's writings on Algeriap. 271
The chivalrous coloniser : colonial feminism and the roman a these in the belle epoquep. 283
Marcelle Tinayre's Notes d'une voyageuse en Turquie : creating solidarity among womenp. 295
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