Jews and Gender in Liberation France

Jews and Gender in Liberation France

by K. H. Adler
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521026962

ISBN-13: 9780521026963

Pub. Date: 03/31/2006

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book takes a new look at occupied and liberated France through the dual prism of race, specifically Jewishness, and gender - core components of Vichy ideology.

Imagining liberation, and the potential post-Vichy state, lay at the heart of resistance strategy. The development of these ideas, and their transformation into policy at liberation, form the basis of an

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This book takes a new look at occupied and liberated France through the dual prism of race, specifically Jewishness, and gender - core components of Vichy ideology.

Imagining liberation, and the potential post-Vichy state, lay at the heart of resistance strategy. The development of these ideas, and their transformation into policy at liberation, form the basis of an enquiry that reveals a society which, while split deeply at the political level, found considerable agreement over questions of race, the family and gender. This is explained through an analysis of republican assimilation which insists that gender was as important a factor as nationality or ethnicity. The concept of the 'long liberation' provides a framework for understanding the continuing influence of the liberation on post-war France, where scientific planning came to the fore, but whose exponents were profoundly imbued with reductive beliefs about Jews and women that were familiar during Vichy.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521026963
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/31/2006
Series:
Studies in the Social and Cultural History of Modern Warfare Series, #14
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations
Abbreviations
Acknowledgements
1Introduction: the long liberation1
2Narrating liberation7
3Anticipating liberation: the gendered nation in print30
4Limiting liberation: 'the French for France'68
5Controlling liberation: Georges Mauco and a population fit for France106
6Liberation in place: Jewish women in the city144
7Conclusion175
Notes186
Bibliography227
Index259

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