Women, Feminism, and Femininity in the 21st Century

American and French Perspectives

Editors: Mousli, B., Roustang-Stoller, E. (Eds.)

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American women look at French women as having it all: sex, motherhood, work, and public office, while French women look at American women as puritanical, excessively feminist, and unable to "have it all" without guilt. The essays in this book by leading American and French academics and critics set the record straight by assessing the truth of each outlook. They conclude that facts are different from imagination, and that on many issues, French feminists could actually look to the U.S. for inspiration. This book offers the first comparative critical appraisal of how women live in the US and in France and suggests paths of reflection on what women can do to improve their lives in the twenty-first century. This is a must read for anyone interested in the nature of womanhood today in the Western World.

About the authors


BÉATRICE MOUSLI is the author of numerous books, among them Intentions, Histoire d'une Revue Littéraire des Années Vingt (1996), Les Editions du Sagittaire 1919-1979 (2003), Valery Larbaud (1998), Virginia Woolf (2001), Max Jacob (2005).

EVE-ALICE ROUSTANG-STOLLER teaches French and French literature at Barnard College in New York City, USA.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Mousli, Béatrice (et al.)

    Pages 1-12

  • France in 2009: A Glimpse into Women’s Lives

    Mousli, Béatrice

    Pages 15-28

  • Liberté, Egalité … Infidelité? Musings on French and American Sexual Behavior

    Migoya, Alexandra

    Pages 29-40

  • Women in Management and the Glass Ceiling: The French Situation

    Laufer, Jacqueline

    Pages 41-54

  • The Stalled Revolution: Gender and Time Allocation in the United States

    Casper, Lynne M. (et al.)

    Pages 55-77

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Women, Feminism, and Femininity in the 21st Century
Book Subtitle
American and French Perspectives
Editors
  • B. Mousli
  • E. Roustang-Stoller
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-62131-2
DOI
10.1057/9780230621312
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-61326-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 246
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