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Offen, Karen M.

Overview
Works: 66 works in 212 publications in 4 languages and 4,986 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Conference papers and proceedings  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Collector, Interviewee
Classifications: HQ1599.E5, 305.409
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Karen M Offen
 
Most widely held works by Karen M Offen
Victorian women : a documentary account of women's lives in nineteenth-century England, France, and the United States by Erna Olafson Hellerstein( Book )

16 editions published between 1981 and 1995 in English and held by 1,078 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women, the family, and freedom : the debate in documents by Susan Groag Bell( Book )

28 editions published between 1983 and 1997 in English and held by 1,033 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Writing women's history : international perspectives by International Federation for Research in Women's History( Book )

36 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 756 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

European feminisms, 1700-1950 : a political history by Karen M Offen( Book )

20 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 739 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This ambitious book explores challenges to male hegemony throughout continental Europe over the past 250 years. For general readers and those interested primarily in the historical record, it provides a comprehensive, comparative account of feminist developments in European societies, as well as a rereading of European history from a feminist perspective. By placing gender, or relations between women and men, at the center of European politics, it aims to reconfigure our understanding of the European past and to make visible a long but neglected tradition of feminist thought and politics. On another level the book seeks to disentangle some misperceptions and to demystify some confusing contemporary debates about the Enlightenment, reason, nature, and public vs. private, equality vs. difference. In the process, the author aims to show that gender is not merely 'a useful category of analysis', but that sexual difference lies at the heart of human thought and politics
Globalizing feminisms, 1789-1945( Book )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paul de Cassagnac and the authoritarian tradition in nineteenth-century France by Karen M Offen( Book )

14 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les féminismes en Europe, 1700-1950 : une histoire politique by Karen M Offen( Book )

4 editions published in 2012 in French and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Cet ouvrage ambitieux retrace l'histoire des défis féministes à l'hégémonie masculine à travers l'Europe continentale. Une grande place est accordée à la France mais l'auteure a rassemblé une riche documentation comparative. Son récit, qui se déroule sur deux cent cinquante ans, balaie tout l'espace européen, du Portugal à la Pologne, de la Grèce à la Finlande, de l'Irlande à l'Ukraine et de l'Espagne à la Scandinavie sans oublier les organisations féministes internationales et transnationales. Les objectifs de cette étude sont multiples. Les lecteurs y trouveront une vaste analyse comparative de l'activité féministe dans les pays d'Europe, une relecture de l'histoire européenne d'un point de vue féministe. À un autre niveau, cet ouvrage démêle un enchevêtrement d'idées fausses et démystifie des polémiques contemporaines : le débat sur les Lumières, et les oppositions nature et culture, raison et émotion, égalité et différence, public et privé. L'opinion de Karen Offen est que les féminismes sont bien plus que des "paradoxes" ou des "contradictions logiques" : ils sont affaire de politique autant sinon plus que de philosophie. La différence des sexes et ses conséquences sont au coeur même de la pensée et de la politique qui définissent la condition humaine."--Page 4 of cover
Women and the politics of motherhood in France, 1920-1940 by Karen M Offen( Book )

5 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women in European culture and society( Book )

5 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Feminismos europeos 1700-1950 : una historia política by Karen M Offen( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in Spanish and Undetermined and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The political career of Paul de Cassagnac by Karen M Offen( )

7 editions published between 1970 and 1983 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The woman question in France, 1400-1870 by Karen M Offen( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a revolutionary reinterpretation of the French past from the early fifteenth century to the establishment of the Third Republic, focused on public challenges and defenses of masculine hierarchy in relations between women and men. Karen Offen surveys heated exchanges around women's 'influence'; their exclusion from 'authority'; the increasing prominence of bio-medical thinking and population issues; concerns about education, intellect, and the sexual politics of knowledge; and the politics of women's work. Initially, the majority of commentators were literate and influential men. However, as more and more women attained literacy, they too began to analyze their situation in print and to contest men's claims about who women were and should be, and what they should be restrained from doing, and why. As urban print culture exploded and revolutionary ideas of 'equality' fuelled women's claims for emancipation, this question resonated throughout francophone Europe and, ultimately, across the seas
Debating the woman question in the French Third Republic, 1870-1920 by Karen M Offen( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Karen Offen offers a magisterial reconstruction and analysis of the debates around relations between women and men, how they are constructed, and how they should be organized, that raged in France and its French-speaking neighbors from 1870 to 1920. The 'woman question' encompassed subjects from maternity and childbirth, and the upbringing and education of girls to marriage practices and property law, the organization of households, the distribution of work inside and outside the household, intimate sexual relations, religious beliefs and moral concerns, government-sanctioned prostitution, economic and political citizenship, and the politics of population growth. The book shows how the expansion of economic opportunities for women and the drop in the birth rate further exacerbated the debates over their status, roles, and possibilities. With the onset of the First World War, these debates were temporarily placed on hold, but they would be revived by 1916 and gain momentum during France's post-war recovery
Writing women's history international perspectives( )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Woman has to set her stamp on science, philosophy, justice and politics" : a look at gender politics in the "Knowledge Wars" of the European past by Karen M Offen( )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Defining feminism: a comparative historical approach by Karen M Offen( )

3 editions published between 1988 and 1992 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beschrijving van historisch onderzoek naar Europese vrouwenbeweging. Voorstel nieuwe definitie van 'feminisme' waarin tegenstelling tussen 'relationeel' en 'individualistisch' feminisme wordt opgeheven
Historia de una conquista: Clara Campoamor y el voto femenino( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in Spanish and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women in European culture and society by Karen M Offen( )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vorläufiges Wörterbuch Wehrwesen - Wehrtechnik : Russisch - Deutsch by Karen M Offen( Book )

2 editions published in 1961 in German and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historia de las mujeres. Revista de Estudios de la Mujer. La Aljaba, segunda época. 13, 2009 by Karen M Offen( )

2 editions published in 2000 in Spanish and English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Victorian women : a documentary account of women's lives in nineteenth-century England, France, and the United States
Alternative Names
Offen Karen

Offen, Karen M.

Offen, Karen Marie Shedtfeld

Languages
English (153)

Spanish (5)

French (4)

German (2)

Covers
European feminisms, 1700-1950 : a political historyGlobalizing feminisms, 1789-1945