A Mother's Love: Crafting Feminine Virtue in Enlightenment France

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Associated University Presse, 2008 - Всего страниц: 251
Chronicles the emergence of an idealized mother figure whose reforming zeal sought to make French society more just. This book contends that this attempt during the eighteenth century to rewrite social relations in terms of greater social equality represents an important but overlooked strand of Enlightenment thought.
 

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Rethinking Domesticity in Eighteenthcentury France
15
The Diligent Mother
37
When Girls Read Rousseau or a Rakes Progress
69
The Erotics of Motherhood
95
The Good Mother or the Sex Born to Suffer
134
Nostalgia and Maternal Loss
164
Conclusion
192
Notes
196
Bibliography
230
Index
239
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Lesley H. Walker is an Associate Professor of French and Chair of the Department of World Language Studies at Indiana University South Bend.

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