Confronting Modernity in Fin-de-Siècle France

Bodies, Minds and Gender

  • Christopher E. Forth
  • Elinor Accampo

Part of the Genders and Sexualities in History book series (GSX)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction: Confronting Modernity in Fin-de-Siècle France

    1. Elinor Accampo, Christopher E. Forth
      Pages 1-14
  3. Gender, Citizenship, and Republicanism

  4. Bodies, Minds, and Spirit

  5. Morality, Honor, and Masculinity

  6. Gender and the Dreyfus Affair

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 213-213
    2. Elinor Accampo, Christopher E. Forth
      Pages 250-258
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 259-265

About this book


The turn of the twentieth century represented a crossroads in the French experience of modernization, especially in regard to ideas about gender and sexuality. Drawing together prominent scholars in French gender history, this volume explores how historians have come to view this period in light of new theoretical developments since the 1980s.


20. Jahrhundert 20th century France gender history women

Editors and affiliations

  • Christopher E. Forth
    • 1
  • Elinor Accampo
    • 2
  1. 1.University of KansasUSA
  2. 2.University of Southern CaliforniaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2010
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-30645-9
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-24684-3
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