Work, Gender, and Politics: The Dames des Halles and Understandings of Citizenship in the Revolutionary Marketplace

septembre, 2019

24sep14 h 00 min16 h 00 minWork, Gender, and Politics: The Dames des Halles and Understandings of Citizenship in the Revolutionary MarketplaceUne conférence de Katie L. Jarvis (University of Notre Dame)

Détails de l'événement

As crucial food retailers, traditional representatives of the Third Estate, and famed leaders of the march on Versailles, Parisian market women called the Dames des Halles held great influence during the French Revolution. This conference interweaves the Dames’ political activism and economic practices to examine how marketplace actors shaped the nature of nascent democracy and capitalism through daily commerce. While haggling over price controls, public space, fair taxes, and acceptable currency, the Dames and their clients negotiated tenuous economic and social contracts in tandem. Their quotidian negotiations remade longstanding Old Regime practices and proposed a new model of citizenship that portrayed useful work, rather than gender, as the cornerstone of civic legitimacy.

Heure

(Mardi) 14 h 00 min - 16 h 00 min EST

Endroit

Université du Québec à Montréal

1255 rue Saint-Denis, Montréal, Local A-6110

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