Women's Rights and Women's Lives in France 1944-68 / Edition 1

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Overview

Women's Rights and Women's Lives In France explores the everyday experiences of women between the liberation, and May 1968. In 1945, French women believed that a new era was beginning for them, in which they had finally won equality (the right to vote in 1944, equal pay and access to education and employment). But the new Republic considered that women's main role was that of motherhood. Competing visions of women's place had concrete implications for women's lives, influencing work, politics and ideals of femininity. Working from a wide range of sources, including women's magazines, prescriptive literature, political pamphlets, fiction and memoirs, and government reports, Claire Duchen follows the debates concerning women through twenty years, and grounds them in the changing social reality of postwar France.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415009348
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 5/31/1994
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.61 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Acronyms used in the text
Introduction 1
1 Liberation 7
2 Women in public life: the political arena 33
3 House and home 64
4 Marriage and motherhood 96
5 Persistent inequalities: women and employment 128
6 Women's rights 165
7 May '68 190
Notes 212
Sources and further reading 238
Index 247
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