Jane Rendall. The Origins of Modern Feminism.

Biblioteca / 1980-1989

Jane Rendall. The Origins of Modern Feminism. Women in Britain, France and the United States, 1780-1860.

Nueva York: Schocken Books, 1984.

380 páginas.

Contents

INTRODUCTION

1 – THE ENLIGHTENMENT AND THE NATURE OF WOMEN

2 – FEMINISM AND REPUBLICANISM: ‘REPUBLICAN MOTHERHOOD’

Republican possibilities

Conservative reaction

3 – EVANGELICALISM AND THE POWER OF WOMEN

Evangelical themes

Revivalism and the organisation of women

Millenarianism

4 – EDUCATING HEARTS AND MINDS

The case for ‘maternal education’

The training of teachers

The education of the majority

5 – WORK AND ORGANISATION

Women’s work in the early nineteenth century: changes and continuities

Women workers and organisation

The new industrial society: factory labour and domestic service

New demands and new jobs

6 – DOMESTIC QUESTIONS

Domestic myths and domestic realities

Women and community protest

Middle-class domesticity and its boundaries

Challenges to domesticity: individual and collective

7 – POLITICS, PHILANTHROPY AND THE PUBLIC SPHERE

Crowds, radicalism and revolution

Political issues: class, slavery and race

Moral reform and philanthropy

8 – THE FEMINIST CASE

Three writers

Feminist practice: defeat and difficulties in France

The United States: feminism and the current of reform

Great Britain: feminist politics and the politics of class

CONCLUSION

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