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Published: 17 January 2019

352 Pages | 7 hts

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190917111

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Politics in the Marketplace

Work, Gender, and Citizenship in Revolutionary France

Katie Jarvis

  • The first study of the Dames des Halles during the French Revolution.
  • Argues that French revolutionaries did not immediately conceive of separate masculine and feminine tracks for citizenship.
  • Shows how the Dames' political activism and economic activities shaped the nature of nascent democracy and capitalism through daily commerce.
  • Demonstrates that the Dames conceptualized a type of economic citizenship in which buying goods, selling food, or paying taxes positioned individuals within the body politic and enabled them to make claims on the state.