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Women, feminism, and femininity in the 21st century : American and French perspectives /
edited by Be̓atrice Mousli and Eve-Alice Roustang-Stoller.
imprint
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.
description
viii, 249 p. : ill.
ISBN
0230613268
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imprint
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.
isbn
0230613268
catalogue key
6851227
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Summaries
Bowker Data Service Summary
This volume offers a comparative critical appraisal of how women live in the US and in France and suggests paths of reflection on what women can do to improve their lives in the 21st century.
Main Description
American women look at French women as having it all: sex, motherhood, work, and public office, while French women look at American women as puritanical, excessively feminist, and unable to "have it all" without guilt. The essays in this book by leading American and French academics and critics set the record straight by assessing the truth of each outlook. They conclude that facts are different from imagination, and that on many issues, French feminists could actually look to the U.S. for inspiration. This book offers the first comparative critical appraisal of how women live in the US and in France and suggests paths of reflection on what women can do to improve their lives in the twenty-first century. This is a must read for anyone interested in the nature of womanhood today in the Western World.
Main Description
American women look at French women as having it all: sex, motherhood, work, and public office, while French women look at American women as puritanical, excessively feminist, and unable to "have it all" without guilt. The essays in this book by leading American and French academics and critics set the record straight by assessing the truth of each outlook. They conclude that facts are different from imagination, and that on many issues, French feminists could actually look to theU.S. for inspiration. This book offers the first comparative critical appraisal of how women live in the US and in France and suggests paths of reflection on what women can do to improve their lives in the twenty-first century. This is a must read for anyone interested in the nature of womanhood today in the Western World.
Table of Contents
Introduction
France 2007: A Glimpse at WomenâÇÖs Life in the 21st Century
Egalité, Liberté . . . Infidelité? Musings on French and American Sexual Behavior
Women in Management and the Glass Ceiling: the French Situation
The Stalled Revolution: Gender and Time Allocation in the U.S
Career Prioritizing in Dual-Earner Couples
Sexual Harassment: Crime, Discrimination, or Just Bad Business?
Parity Versus History
Parity and the Sexual Order
Feminist Perspectives in the USA on Parité: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Feminine Creative Non-Fiction in the US: A Model for French Feminists?
Rethinking Parenthood to Achieve Reproductive Equality
Towards a Complete Equality: Political and Theoretical Introduction to Post-Sexuality
Third Wave Feminism, Sexualities, and the Adventures of the Posts
Conclusion
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