"La toute-puissance de la barbe" : Jenny P. d'Héricourt et les novateurs modernes
JournalArticle (Originalarbeit in einer wissenschaftlichen Zeitschrift)
 
ID 144091
Author(s) Arni, Caroline
Author(s) at UniBasel Arni, Caroline
Year 2001
Title "La toute-puissance de la barbe" : Jenny P. d'Héricourt et les novateurs modernes
Journal Clio
Volume 13
Number 13
Pages / Article-Number 145-54
Abstract When the French midwife, feminist activist and social philosopher Jenny P. d'Héricourt (1809-1875) criticised Pierre-Joseph Proudhon in 1856 for his theory on female inferiority, he invoked her innate lack of intellectual ability to refuse all public discussion with her. Nonetheless d'Héricourt continued to publicly criticise the misogynist elements and the theoretical defects in the work of contemporary social philosophers. This article sheds light on d'Héricourt’s self-understanding as an intellectual and on the conditions necessary for women to act as such. At the same time it points out the boundaries of this female intellectuality, impose not only by her contemporaries but also by the historiography of social thought which ignores d'Héricourt as a social philosopher who anticipated a theoretical framework later made famous by Émile Durkheim.
ISSN/ISBN 1252-7017 ; 1777-5299
edoc-URL http://edoc.unibas.ch/dok/A5257079
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Digital Object Identifier DOI 10.4000/clio.139
ISI-Number MEDLINE:19530382
Document type (ISI) Historical ArticleJournal Article
Additional Information Also published in: Intellectuelles. - Toulouse : Presses universitaires du Mirail, 2001. - S. 145-154
 
   

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