Gender and Citizenship: The Dialectics of by Claudia Moscovici

By Claudia Moscovici

Moscovici proposes a brand new realizing of ways gender kin have been reformulated through either female and male writers in nineteenth-century France. She analyzes different types of gendered citizenship elaborated by way of Friedrich Hegel, George Sand, Honore de Balzac, Auguste Comte and Herculine Barbin revealing a shift from a unmarried dialectical (or male-centered) definition of citizenship to a double dialectical (or bi-gendered) one within which each one intercourse performs a massive position in subject-citizenship and is outlined because the negation of the opposite intercourse. Moscovici extra argues double dialectical development of androgyny endows ladies with a (relational) cultural id that secures their paradoxical roles as either representatives and outsiders to subject-citizenship in nineteenth-century French society and culture.

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