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Engagement entre rébellion et conformité : le cas of Mary Wollstonecraft and Emmeline Pankhurst

Abstract : Mary Wollstonecraft and Emmeline Pankhurst played a leading role in the fight for women’s rights, the former through writing and the latter through political activism. While most historians have focused on the revolutionary claims and means that Wollstonecraft and Pankhurst used in their struggle for women’s rights, my research aims to explore their use of ‘strategic conformity’ to further advance their emancipatory claims. It investigates how the two feminists strategically conformed to certain notions of morality, wifehood, motherhood and femininity so as to soften their radical claims and means, and hence discredit their critics’ accusations. Besides, this research attempts to assess the efficiency of the two feminists’ strategy of conformity by examining the contemporary reception of their ideas and actions. Eventually, this research stresses “strategic conformity” as an equally significant and efficient political means as rebellion.
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Amina Kammas. Engagement entre rébellion et conformité : le cas of Mary Wollstonecraft and Emmeline Pankhurst. Littératures. Université Paul Valéry - Montpellier III, 2019. Français. ⟨NNT : 2019MON30061⟩. ⟨tel-02929751⟩

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