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The Emerging Female Citizen: Gender and Enlightenment in Spain

Theresa AnnSmith


Eighteenth-century Spanish women were not idle bystanders during one of Europe's most dynamic eras. As this book demonstrates, Spanish intellectuals, calling for Spain to modernize its political, social, and economic institutions, brought the question of women's place to the forefront, as did women themselves. In explaining how both discourse and women's actions worked together to define women's roles in the nation, this book not only illustrates the rising visibility of women, but also reveals the complex processes that led to women's relatively swift exit from most public institutions in the ... More

Keywords: Spain, women, public institutions, academies, economic societies, tertulias, Enlightenment, social action, gender ideologies, modernization

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780520245839
Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520245839.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Theresa AnnSmith, author

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