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Representations of Women in the French Imaginary

Historicizing the Gallic Singularity

Jean Elisabeth Pedersen

-century European and American contexts, has recently argued for the existence of a distinctive tradition of French discussion and debate over “the woman question” that has its origins at least as early as Christine de Pizan's publication of Le livre de la cité des

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The Colony as the Mystical Body of Christ

Theopolitical Embodiment in Mexico

Jennifer Scheper Hughes

political thinker Christine de Pizan (1364–1430) elaborated this hierarchy in The Book of the Body Politic (1994: 90) , which addressed “the whole of the people in common, described as the belly, legs, and feet, so that the whole be formed and joined in