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- Cambridge University Press
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 racespecifically Jewishnessand gender is emphasized throughout this study.
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Series:||Studies in the Social and Cultural History of Modern Warfare Series , #14|
|Edition description:||First Edition|
|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.