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By Natasha Kirsten Kraus,Natasha Kirsten Kraus

ISBN-10: 0822343339

ISBN-13: 9780822343332

ISBN-10: 0822343681

ISBN-13: 9780822343684

In A New kind of Womanhood, Natasha Kirsten Kraus retells the heritage of the 1850s woman’s rights stream. She strains how the stream replaced society’s very notion of “womanhood” in its profitable bid for monetary rights and rights of agreement for married girls. Kraus demonstrates that this discursive swap used to be an important situation of chance for U.S. girls to be popularly conceived as civil topics inside of a Western democracy, and he or she indicates that many rights, together with suffrage, from the fundamental correct to shape felony contracts. She analyzes this new belief of ladies as valid financial actors when it comes to antebellum monetary and demographic adjustments in addition to alterations within the criminal constitution and social meanings of contract.

Enabling Kraus’s retelling of the 1850s woman’s rights flow is her conception of “structural aporias,” which takes the institutional constructions of any specific society as absolutely imbricated with the strength of language. Kraus reads the antebellum family of womanhood, agreement, estate, the financial system, and the country as a fruitful website for research of the interconnected energy of language, tradition, and the legislation. She combines poststructural idea, really deconstructive methods to discourse research; the political monetary heritage of the antebellum period; and the translation of archival files, together with woman’s rights speeches, petitions, pamphlets, and conference complaints, in addition to nation legislative debates, stories, and constitutional conference court cases. Arguing that her approach offers serious perception not just into social pursuits and cultural alterations of the prior but additionally of the current and destiny, Kraus concludes A New kind of Womanhood by way of contemplating the consequences of her thought for modern feminist and queer politics.

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