Women, the Public Sphere, and the Persistence of Salons

  title={Women, the Public Sphere, and the Persistence of Salons},
  author={Steven D. Kale},
  journal={French Historical Studies},
  pages={115 - 148}
  • Steven D. Kale
  • Published 2002
  • History, Medicine
  • French Historical Studies
<p> Did French salon culture cease to exist prior to the Revolution, or did salons persist as important institutions well into the nineteenth century? On the one hand, feminist scholars and historians of the Old Regime have constructed an elaborate account of the centrality of salon sociability in the cultural practices of the eighteenth century that nevertheless implies that salon culture disappeared along with the gendering of the public sphere in the decades leading up to the French… Expand
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