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Title Perspectives on feminist political thought in European history : from the Middle Ages to the present / edited by Tjitske Akkerman and Siep Stuurman
Published London ; New York : Routledge, 1998
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Description 1 online resource (x, 246 pages) : illustrations
Contents 1. Introduction : feminism in European history / Tjitske Akkerman and Siep Stuurman -- 2. The languages of late-medieval feminism / Miri Rubin -- 3. A 'learned wave' : women of letters and science from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment / Brita Rang -- 4. L'égalité des sexes qui ne se conteste plus en France : feminism in the seventeenth century / Siep Stuurman -- 5. Reclaiming the European enlightenment for feminism : or prologomena to any future history of eighteenth-century Europe / Karen Offen -- 6. Culture as a gendered battleground : the patronage of Madame de Pompadour / Inge E. Boer -- 7. A woman's struggle for a language of enlightenment and virtue : Mary Wollstonecraft and enlightenment 'feminism' / Virginia Sapiro -- 8. French utopians : the word and the act / Claire G. Moses -- 9. Equality and difference : utopian feminism in Britain / Ruth Levitas -- 10. Liberalism and feminism in late nineteenth-century Britain / Tjitske Akkerman -- 11. Feminists and sex : how to find lesbians at the turn of the century / Martha Vicinus -- 12. Beauvoir's philosophy as the hidden paradigm of contemporary feminism / Karen Vintges -- 13. Contemporary feminism between individualism and community / Jet Bussemaker
Summary Spanning six centuries of political thought in European history, this book puts the ideas of thinkers from Christine de Pizan to Simone de Beauvoir in the broader contexts of their time. Conventional histories of political thought have sometimes relegated feminist thinking to the footnotes. This text considers how feminism is central to key notions of modern political discourse such as autonomy, liberty and equality, and feminist discussions of morality have been linked to major currents in political thought such as republicanism, civic humanism and romanticism. This collection of essays aims to show that feminism is not a variant of modern radical discourse but is a mode of analyzing the issues of authority, power and virtue that have been at the heart of European political thought from the Middle Ages
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Feminism -- Europe -- History.
Feminist criticism -- Europe -- History.
Feminist theory -- Europe -- History.
Women -- Europe -- Social conditions.
Europe -- Politics and government.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Akkerman, Tjitske.
Stuurman, Siep.
ISBN 0203442431 (electronic bk.)
0585452229 (electronic bk.)
1136189645 (electronic bk.)
1315005131 (e-book)
9780203442432 (electronic bk.)
9780585452227 (electronic bk.)
9781136189647 (electronic bk.)
9781315005133 (e-book)