An essay to demonstrate Fourier's fundamental role in the emancipation of women and the transformation of society, "for the sake of imagination, of permanent interaction between sensitivity and reason."
Re-edited from the 1978 publication, with four additional articles.
CNRS researcher Simone Debout devoted more rthan thirty years of her life to Charles Fourier
. Not only did she edit his complete works in twelve volumes (1966-1968 Anthropos editions, now reedited by Les presses du réel), but also published a critical piece on his Théorie des quatre mouvements
(1808), and uncovered a series of notebooks representing the crux of Fourier's work: Le Nouveau Monde amoureux
, that had been forgotten for over a century.