Women and the Second World War in France, 1939-1948: Choices and Constraints / Edition 1

Women and the Second World War in France, 1939-1948: Choices and Constraints / Edition 1

by Hanna Diamond
     
 

ISBN-10: 0582299098

ISBN-13: 9780582299092

Pub. Date: 09/15/1999

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This is the first book (in either English or French) to offer readers an overview of women's experience of the Second World War and its immediate aftermath in France. It examines objectively the part that women played in both collaboration and resistance, synthesising much recent scholarship on the subject in French and English, and drawing on the author's own

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Overview

This is the first book (in either English or French) to offer readers an overview of women's experience of the Second World War and its immediate aftermath in France. It examines objectively the part that women played in both collaboration and resistance, synthesising much recent scholarship on the subject in French and English, and drawing on the author's own extensive research (including oral testimony) in Toulouse, Paris, and West Brittany. The findings are complex, and the immensely varied testimony challenges easy generalisation. This will be relevant for courses on French studies, French and European history and Women's studies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780582299092
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/15/1999
Series:
Women And Men In History Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
5.46(w) x 8.49(h) x 0.55(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction. Part One: Women's Lives During the War and the Occupation 1939-44. 1. Financial Resources and Paid Employment. 2. Physical Survival. 3. Collaborations. 4. Resistances. Part Two: Women's Lives After the Occupation 1944-48 - A Liberation? 5. Women and the Purges. 6. Everyday Life and Paid Employment 1944-48. 7. Women Gain New Rights and Become Citizens. Conclusion. Chronology of main events. Glossary and List of Abbreviations. Map. Bibliographical Essay.

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