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Confronting Modernity in Fin-de-Siècle France

Bodies, Minds and Gender

  • Christopher E. Forth
  • Elinor Accampo

Part of the Genders and Sexualities in History book series (GSX)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction: Confronting Modernity in Fin-de-Siècle France

    1. Elinor Accampo, Christopher E. Forth
      Pages 1-14
  3. Gender, Citizenship, and Republicanism

  4. Bodies, Minds, and Spirit

  5. Morality, Honor, and Masculinity

  6. Gender and the Dreyfus Affair

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 213-213
    2. Elinor Accampo, Christopher E. Forth
      Pages 250-258
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 259-265

About this book


The turn of the twentieth century represented a crossroads in the French experience of modernization, especially in regard to ideas about gender and sexuality. Drawing together prominent scholars in French gender history, this volume explores how historians have come to view this period in light of new theoretical developments since the 1980s.


20. Jahrhundert 20th century France gender history women

Editors and affiliations

  • Christopher E. Forth
    • 1
  • Elinor Accampo
    • 2
  1. 1.University of KansasUSA
  2. 2.University of Southern CaliforniaUSA

About the editors

ELINOR ACCAMPO Professor of History, the University of Southern California, USA JAMES SMITH ALLEN Professor of History, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, USA VENITA DATTA Professor of French, Wellesley College, USA CHRISTOPHER E. FORTH Howard Professor of Humanities and Western Civilization, the University of Kansas, USA RACHEL G. FUCHS Distinguished Foundation Professor of History, Arizona State University, USA RUTH HARRIS Fellow and Tutor, New College, University of Oxford, UK STEVEN C. HAUSE Senior Scholar in the Humanities and Co-Director of European Studies, Washington University, St. Louis, USA ANDREA MANSKER Assistant Professor of History, the University of the South, Tennessee, USA KAREN OFFEN Senior Scholar, the Michelle R. Clayman Institute for Gender Research, Stanford University, USA MATT REED Independant historian and Director of Analysis and Partnerships with the Aga Khan Development Network, London, UK CHARLES SOWERWINE Professorial Fellow in History, the University of Melbourne, Australia ELIZABETH A. WILLIAMS Professor of History, Oklahoma State University, USA MICHAEL L. WILSON Associate Professor of History and Humanities, the University of Texas at Dallas, USA

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