Rousseau's Daughters: Domesticity, Education, and Autonomy in Modern France (Hardback)
  • Rousseau's Daughters: Domesticity, Education, and Autonomy in Modern France (Hardback)

Rousseau's Daughters: Domesticity, Education, and Autonomy in Modern France (Hardback)

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Hardback Published: 28/11/2008
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In this lively interdisciplinary blend of history, education, and material culture, Jennifer J. Popiel examines ideological and cultural shifts in French child rearing and maternity from pre-Revolutionary France to 1833. She shows how ideals promoted in Rousseau's educational treatise Emile (1762) anchored women more firmly in private life by emphasizing their critical role in their children's early education and development. Emile marked the beginning of a widespread shift toward domestic nurturing, with an emphasis on self-control, autonomy, and gender difference. This "domestic revolution" not only drove new genres of literature, clothing styles, and toys, but as Popiel persuasively argues, it also set the stage for greater civic participation of women and children.

Publisher: University Press of New England
ISBN: 9781584657323

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