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The Resource Disruptive acts : the new woman in fin-de-siècle France, Mary Louise Roberts

Disruptive acts : the new woman in fin-de-siècle France, Mary Louise Roberts

Label
Disruptive acts : the new woman in fin-de-siècle France
Title
Disruptive acts
Title remainder
the new woman in fin-de-siècle France
Statement of responsibility
Mary Louise Roberts
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In fin-de-siecle France, politics were in an uproar, and gender roles blurred as never before. Into this maelstrom stepped the "new woman," a group of primarily urban, middle-class French women who became the objects of intense public scrutiny. Some remained single, some entered non-traditional marriages, and some took up with the professions of medicine and law, journalism and teaching. All of them challenged traditional notions of womanhood by living unconventional lives and doing supposedly "masculine" work outside the home." "Mary Louise Roberts examines a constellation of famous new women active in journalism and the theater, including Marguerite Durand, founder of the women's newpaper La Fronde; the journalists Severine and Gyp; and the actress Sarah Bernhardt. Roberts demonstrates how the tolerance for play acting in both these arenas allowed new women to stage acts that profoundly disrupted accepted gender roles. The existence of La Fronde itself was such an act, because it demonstrated that women could write just as well about the same subjects as men - even about the volatile Dreyfus Affair. When female reporters for La Fronde put on disguises to get a scoop or wrote under a pseudonym, and when actresses played men on stage, they demonstrated that gender identities were not fixed or natural, but inherently unstable. Thanks to the adventures of new women like these, conventional domestic femininity was exposed as a choice, not a destiny."--
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Roberts, Mary Louise
Dewey number
305.420944
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Durand, Marguerite
  • Bernhardt, Sarah
  • Gyp
  • Séverine
  • Dreyfus, Alfred
  • Feminism
  • Sex role
  • France
Label
Disruptive acts : the new woman in fin-de-siècle France, Mary Louise Roberts
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The New Woman
  • Acting Up
  • Subversive Copy
  • The New Woman and the Jew
  • Caught in the Act
  • The Fantastic Sarah Bernhardt
  • Cabotines to the Core
Control code
ocm49350469
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 353 pages
Isbn
9780226721248
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)49350469
Label
Disruptive acts : the new woman in fin-de-siècle France, Mary Louise Roberts
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The New Woman
  • Acting Up
  • Subversive Copy
  • The New Woman and the Jew
  • Caught in the Act
  • The Fantastic Sarah Bernhardt
  • Cabotines to the Core
Control code
ocm49350469
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 353 pages
Isbn
9780226721248
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)49350469

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