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Sex, Honor and Citizenship in Early Third Republic France


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

About this book


A repositioning of French women's struggle for suffrage within the distinct cultural landscape of the masculine honour system. Whether activists demanded admission to the popular ritual of the duel or publicly shamed men for their extramarital sexual behaviour, they appropriated extralegal honour codes to enact new civic and familial identities.


France Third Republic women

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Sewanee: The University of the SouthUSA

About the authors

ANDREA MANSKER is Associate Professor of History at Sewanee: University of the South, USA. She recently contributed to the volume edited by Elinor Accampo and Christopher E. Forth, Confronting Modernity in Fin-de-Siècle France: Bodies, Minds and Gender (2010).

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