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By Karen Offen

Karen Offen deals a magisterial reconstruction and research of the debates round family members among men and women, how they're developed, and the way they need to be geared up, that raged in France and its French-speaking friends from 1870 to 1920. The 'woman query' encompassed topics from maternity and childbirth, and the upbringing and schooling of ladies to marriage practices and estate legislation, the association of families, the distribution of labor in and out the loved ones, intimate sexual family, spiritual ideals and ethical matters, government-sanctioned prostitution, monetary and political citizenship, and the politics of inhabitants development. The ebook exhibits how the growth of financial possibilities for ladies and the drop within the delivery fee additional exacerbated the debates over their prestige, roles, and chances. With the onset of the 1st international warfare, those debates have been quickly put on carry, yet they might be revived through 1916 and achieve momentum in the course of France's post-war recovery.

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