Beyond French Feminisms

Debates on Women, Politics, and Culture in France, 1981–2001

  • Editors
  • Roger Célestin
  • Eliane DalMolin
  • Isabelle de Courtivron

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Introduction

    1. Roger Célestin, Eliane DalMolin, Isabelle de Courtivron
      Pages 1-14
  3. Politics and Society

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. Sylviane Agacinski
      Pages 17-22
    3. Pierre Bourdieu
      Pages 23-26
    4. Christine Fauré
      Pages 39-49
    5. Geneviève Fraisse
      Pages 51-59
    6. Françoise Gaspard, Farhad Khosrokhavar
      Pages 61-67
    7. Benoîte Groult
      Pages 69-75
    8. Jeanine Mossuz-Lavau
      Pages 77-86
    9. Véronique Nahoum-Grappe
      Pages 87-91
    10. Roger Célestin, Eliane DalMolin, Isabelle de Courtivron
      Pages 93-95
    11. Mireille Rosello
      Pages 97-112
    12. Mariette Sineau
      Pages 113-126
  4. Arts and Literature

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 127-127
    2. Whitney Chadwick
      Pages 143-153
    3. Hélène Cixous
      Pages 155-160
    4. Catherine Cusset
      Pages 161-175
    5. Marie Etienne
      Pages 177-199
    6. Anne Gillain
      Pages 201-211
    7. Geneviève Sellier
      Pages 213-222
  5. France-USA

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 223-223
    2. Roger Célestin, Eliane DalMolin, Isabelle de Courtivron
      Pages 225-238
    3. Judith Feher-Gurewich
      Pages 239-246
    4. Jean-Philippe Mathy
      Pages 247-260
    5. Claire Goldberg Moses
      Pages 261-284
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 285-311

About this book


This volume, a collection of essays by a number of high-profile personalities working in philosophy, literature, sociology, cinema, theatre, journalism, and politics, covers a number a of recent and crucial developments in the field of French Feminisms that have made a reassessment necessary. Beyond French Feminisms proposes to answer the question: what is new in French Feminism at the beginning of the twenty-first century? The essays reflect the shift from the theoretical and philosophical approaches that characterized feminism twenty years ago, to the more social and political questions of today. Topics include: the 'parité' and PACS debates, the France-USA dialogue, the 'multicultural' issues, and the new trends in literature and film by women.


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