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The family on trial in revolutionary France, Suzanne Desan

Label
The family on trial in revolutionary France
Title
The family on trial in revolutionary France
Statement of responsibility
Suzanne Desan
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In a groundbreaking book that challenges many assumptions about gender and politics in the French Revolution, Suzanne Desan offers an insightful analysis of the ways the Revolution radically redefined the family and its internal dynamics. She shows how revolutionary politics and laws brought about a social revolution within households and created space for thousands of French women and men to reimagine their most intimate relationships. Families negotiated new social practices, including divorce, the reduction of paternal authority, egalitarian inheritance for sons and daughters alike, and the granting of civil rights to illegitimate children. Contrary to arguments that claim the Revolution bound women within a domestic sphere, The Family on Trial maintains that the new civil laws and gender politics offered many women unexpected opportunities to gain power, property, or independence. The family became a political arena, a practical terrain for creating the Republic in day-to-day life. From 1789, citizens across France-sons and daughters, unhappily married spouses and illegitimate children, pamphleteers and moralists, deputies and judges-all disputed how the family should be reformed to remake the new France. They debated how revolutionary ideals and institutions should transform the emotional bonds, gender dynamics, legal customs, and economic arrangements that structured the family. They asked how to bring the principles of liberty, equality, and regeneration into the home. And as French citizens confronted each other in the home, in court, and in print, they gradually negotiated new domestic practices that balanced Old Regime customs with revolutionary innovations in law and culture. In a narrative that combines national-level analysis with a case study of family contestation in Normandy, Desan explores these struggles to bring politics into households and to envision and put into practice a new set of familial relationships
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1957-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Desan, Suzanne
Dewey number
306.85/0944/09033
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ623
LC item number
.D45 2004eb
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
HQ623
NAL item number
(INTERNET)
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Studies on the history of society and culture
Series volume
51
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Families
  • Families
  • Domestic relations
  • France
  • France
  • Revolution (France : 1789-1799)
  • FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS
  • FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS
  • HISTORY
  • Domestic relations
  • Families
  • Families
  • Women
  • France
  • Sociology & Social History
  • Family & Marriage
  • Social Sciences
Label
The family on trial in revolutionary France, Suzanne Desan
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 337-435) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Freedom of the heart -- The political power of love -- Broken bonds -- "War between brothers and sisters" -- Natural children, abandoned mothers, and emancipated fathers -- What makes a father? -- Reconstituting the social after the terror -- The genesis of the civil code
Control code
55748311
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 456 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520939769
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttt27kg
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)55748311
Label
The family on trial in revolutionary France, Suzanne Desan
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 337-435) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Freedom of the heart -- The political power of love -- Broken bonds -- "War between brothers and sisters" -- Natural children, abandoned mothers, and emancipated fathers -- What makes a father? -- Reconstituting the social after the terror -- The genesis of the civil code
Control code
55748311
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 456 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520939769
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttt27kg
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)55748311

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