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Signifying woman : culture and chaos in Rousseau, Burke, and Mill /

Linda M.G. Zerilli.

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Main Author: Zerilli, Linda M. G.
Published: Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Press, 1994.
Series: Contestations.
Topics: Feminist theory. | Feminist theory - Political aspects. | Political science - History. | Women in public life. | Frau | Frau | Frauenbild | Politische Philosophie | Politische Theorie | Frau. | SOCIAL SCIENCE / Discrimination & Race Relations | SOCIAL SCIENCE / Minority Studies | PHILOSOPHY / Political | Rousseau, Jean-Jacques, 1712-1778. | Burke, Edmund, 1729-1797. | Mill, John Stuart, 1806-1873. | Burke, Edmund 1729-1797 | Mill, John Stuart 1806-1873 | Rousseau, Jean-Jacques 1712-1778 | Rousseau, Jean-Jacques. | Burke, Edmund (Politiker) | Mill, John Stuart.
Genres: History. | Electronic books.
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Main Author: Zerilli, Linda M. G. (Linda Marie-Gelsomina), 1956-
Physical Description: 1 online resource (xi, 214 pages)
Includes: Includes bibliographical references (pages 155-207) and index.
ISBN: 9781501711312 (electronic bk.)
1501711318 (electronic bk.)

System Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Summary: Woman has been defined in classic political theory as elusive yet dangerous, by her nature fundamentally destructive to public life. In the view of Linda M.G. Zerilli, however, gender relations shape the very grammar of citizenship. In deeply textured interpretations of Rousseau, Burke, and Mill, Zerilli recasts our understanding of woman as the agent of social chaos and makes a major advance for feminist political theory. Zerilli draws on the work of Julia Kristeva to help explain woman's traditionally ambiguous position, as a frontier figure neither inside nor outside political space. She discusses Rousseau, Burke, and Mill (as representatives of republican, conservative, and liberal thought) and traces how each author uses woman rhetorically as he sets forth a distinct political vision in response to the social conflicts of his time. These writers invoke "woman" to articulate not only the disruptive forces of sexuality but also those of class conflict and its resolution. Menacing the stability of meaning itself, woman symbolizes the looming social, economic, and political forces of civilization (for Rousseau), of revolution (for Burke), of capitalism (for Mill) - that threaten conventional distinctions of gender and class.
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