Jews and Gender in Liberation France

Jews and Gender in Liberation France

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Jews and Gender in Liberation France

Taking a new view of France during and after the German occupation, this book challenges traditional chronology concentrating on the Vichy government. It punctures standard interpretations dividing occupied France into resisters and collaborators and explores the resistance concept of an ideal Frenchwoman by using interview material to contest the standard view. French demographers' post-liberation enthusiasm for Nazi population policy, women in the city, and the widespread fervor for the family are also examined. The significance of race—specifically Jewishness—and gender is emphasized throughout this study.

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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; 1. Introduction: the long liberation; 2. Narrating liberation; 3. Anticipating liberation: the gendered nation in print; 4. Limiting liberation: 'the French for France'; 5. Controlling liberation: Georges Mauco and a population fit for France; 6. Liberation in place: Jewish women in the city; 7. Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index.

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