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Title Women, feminism, and femininity in the 21st century : American and French perspectives / edited by Béatrice Mousli and Eve-Alice Roustang-Stoller
Edition First edition
Published New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 249 pages) : illustrations
Contents Introduction / B̌atrice Mousli and Eve-Alice Roustang-Stoller -- France 2007: A Glimpse at Women's Life in the 21st Century / B̌atrice Mousli -- Egaliť, Liberť ... Infideliť? Musings on French and American Sexual Behavior / Alexandra Migoya -- Women in Management and the Glass Ceiling: the French Situation / Jacqueline Laufer -- The Stalled Revolution: Gender and Time Allocation in the U.S / Lynne M. Casper and Suzanne M. Bianchi -- Career Prioritizing in Dual-Earner Couples / Joy Pixley -- Sexual Harassment: Crime, Discrimination, or Just Bad Business? / Christine Littleton -- Parity Versus History / Christine Faure -- Parity and the Sexual Order / Rejane Senac-Slawinski -- Feminist Perspectives in the USA on Pariť: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly / Amy Mazur -- Feminine Creative Non-Fiction in the US: A Model for French Feminists? / Eve-Alice Roustang-Stoller -- Rethinking Parenthood to Achieve Reproductive Equality / Marcela Iacub -- Towards a Complete Equality: Political and Theoretical Introduction to Post-Sexuality / Patrice Maniglier -- Third Wave Feminism, Sexualities, and the Adventures of the Posts / Rhonda Hammer and Douglas Kellner -- Conclusion / B̌atrice Mousli & Eve-Alice Roustang-Stoller
Summary 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
Notes "The essays in this book are the result of a series of lectures held at the Francophone Research and Resource Center at the University of Southern California (USC) in the spring of 2006"--Introduction
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Feminism -- France -- Congresses.
Feminism -- United States -- Congresses.
Women -- France -- Social conditions -- 21st century -- Congresses.
Women -- United States -- Social conditions -- 21st century -- Congresses.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Form Electronic book
Author Mousli, Béatrice.
Roustang-Stoller, Eve-Alice.
Palgrave Connect (Online service)
LC no. 2008036965
ISBN 0230621317
Other Titles Women, feminism, and femininity in the twenty-first century