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Politics in the Marketplace: Work, Gender, and Citizenship in Revolutionary France

Katie Jarvis


Politics in the Marketplace integrates politics, economics, and gender to ask how the Dames des Halles invented notions of citizenship through everyday trade during the French Revolution. As crucial food retailers, traditional representatives of the Third Estate, and famed leaders of the march on Versailles, these Parisian market women held great revolutionary influence. This work innovatively interweaves the Dames’ political activism and economic practices to reveal how marketplace actors shaped the nature of nascent democracy and capitalism through daily commerce. Parisians struggled to over ... More

Keywords: French Revolution, work, gender, citizenship, market, popular politics, economic practice, Dames des Halles, Paris, food trade

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780190917111
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190917111.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Katie Jarvis, author
Assistant Professor of History, University of Notre Dame