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  • Author:
    Jo Burr Margadant
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    0520221419
  • ISBN13:
    978-0520221413
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    University of California Press; First edition (July 2000)
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    315 pages
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The New Biography looks at the life stories of eight famous women in nineteenth-century France who became public figures even though they lived in a society that did not encourage women to speak out publicly.

The New Biography looks at the life stories of eight famous women in nineteenth-century France who became public figures even though they lived in a society that did not encourage women to speak out publicly. All of these women-activists, writers, and philosophers-became controversial figures who challenged conventional notions of femininity in their time. By showing how these women deliberately created their public lives, Jo Burr Margadant and her colleagues demonstrate the rich rewards of the new methods in biography.

The New Biography book. The New Biography looks at the life stories of eight famous women in nineteenth-century France who became public figures even though they lived in a society that did not encourage women to speak out publicly.

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A biography that looks at the life stories of eight famous women in nineteenth-century France who became public figures even though they lived in a society that did not encourage women to speak out publicly. It shows how these women deliberately created their public lives. University of California Press.

Main Author: Margadant, Jo Burr, 1939 . University of Illinois at Chicago. Location: Daley Library - Book Stacks.

Main Author: Margadant, Jo Burr, 1939-. Published: Berkeley : University of California Press, c2000. Series: Studies on the history of society and culture ; 38. Subjects: Feminism France History 19th century. Feminists France Biography. Motherhood in popular culture France History 19th century. Sex role France History 19th century. Women Political activity France History 19th century. Check if item can be requested.

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To explain this tendency, the biographical theory put forth by Jo Burr Margadant in her book The New Biography: Performing Femininity in Nineteenth-Century France is useful. Margadant asserted that: "the subject of biography is no longer the coherent self but rather a self that is performed to create an impression of coherence or an individual with multiple selves whose different manifestations reflect the passage of time, the demands and options of different settings, or the varieties of ways that others seek to represent that person.

The New Biography looks at the life stories of eight famous women in nineteenth-century France who became public figures even though they lived in a society that did not encourage women to speak out publicly. All of these women―activists, writers, and philosophers―became controversial figures who challenged conventional notions of femininity in their time. By showing how these women deliberately created their public lives, Jo Burr Margadant and her colleagues demonstrate the rich rewards of the new methods in biography. In her introduction Margadant gives a brilliant explanation of the new biography and how it fits into recent and current debates about the writing of history. Each essay that follows connects the lives of the women it discusses with major themes in French history. The famous activist Flora Tristan, the feminist journalist Marguerite Durand, and a leading advocate of birth control, Nelly Roussell, are just a few of the fascinating women brought to life in this book. Because these stories often expose the cracks in what has been seen as a monolithic separation of gendered spheres in nineteenth-century bourgeois France, they challenge historians to rethink assumptions about the history of this period. The New Biography thus joins a body of work that brings women from the margins of the historical record into history's mainstream.