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Women, Politics and the Public Sphere

Ann Brooks


This book is a socio-historical analysis of the relationship between women, politics and the public sphere. It looks at the legacy of eighteenth-century intellectual groupings which were dominated by women such as members of the ‘bluestocking circles’ and other more radical intellectual and philosophical thinkers such as Catherine Macaulay and Mary Wollstonecraft. These individuals and groups which emerged in the eighteenth century established ‘intellectual spaces’ for the emergence of women public intellectuals in subsequent centuries. Women public intellectuals in the US examined in the book ... More

Keywords: women, politics, public sphere, Catherine Macaulay, Mary Wollstonecraft, philosophical thinkers, intellectual thinkers, Women public intellectuals

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781447330639
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2020 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447330639.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ann Brooks, author
Australian Catholic University