Images of Femininity during the French Revolution Book Review by Write Fine

Images of Femininity during the French Revolution
A review of Joan B. Landes' book, "Visualizing the Nation: Gender, Representation, and Revolution in Eighteenth-Century France."
# 112333 | 1,410 words | 2 sources | MLA | 2009 | US


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This paper discusses the book "Visualizing the Nation: Gender, Representation, and Revolution in Eighteenth-Century France," by Joan B. Landes, which analyzes contradictory representations of women during the French revolution. The writer explains how Landes shows that images from that period depict women as symbols of liberty, while posing at the same time in traditional feminine roles. The paper concludes that when women are reduced to symbols, it is hard to see them as individuals with real needs, and that images must be analyzed as carefully as books in order to get the true picture.

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Landes, Joan B. Visualizing the Nation: Gender, Representation, and Revolution in Eighteenth-Century France. Ithaca: Cornell University Press. 2001.
  • Landes, Joan B. Women and the Public Sphere in the Age of the French Revolution. Ithaca: Cornell University Press. 2001.

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APA Format

Images of Femininity during the French Revolution (2009, February 20) Retrieved August 25, 2019, from https://www.academon.com/book-review/images-of-femininity-during-the-french-revolution-112333/

MLA Format

"Images of Femininity during the French Revolution" 20 February 2009. Web. 25 August. 2019. <https://www.academon.com/book-review/images-of-femininity-during-the-french-revolution-112333/>

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