Enit Karafili Steiner

Called to Civil Existence

Mary Wollstonecraft’s A Vindication of The Rights of Woman

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Edité par Enit Karafili Steiner
Editeur Rodopi - Brill
Distributeur Association de Boccard

Mary Wollstonecraft's A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (1792), a continuation of her Vindication of the Rights of Men (1790), was the first feminist treatise to emerge within a broader context of liberationist human rights theory. Rights of Woman remains, however, relevant and instructive. The essays included here show that Wollstonecraft’s legacy is still with us today as the balancing act between a society where sexual distinction translates into gender prejudice and a utopian order whe ...