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Jews and Gender in Liberation France : Studies in the Social and Cultural History of Modern Warfare - K. H. Adler

Jews and Gender in Liberation France

Studies in the Social and Cultural History of Modern Warfare


Published: 8th September 2003
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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. The imagining of liberation, and the potential post-Vichy state, lay at the heart of resistance strategy. Their transformation into policy at liberation forms 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 a new analysis of republican assimilation which insists that gender was as important a factor as nationality or ethnicity. A new concept of the 'long liberation' provides a framework for understanding the continuing influence of the liberation in 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.

'Karen Adler has written an interestingly subversive book on the liberation of France ... This is a broadly researched and scholarly book ... lucid and passionate text.' History 'Jews and Gender in Liberation France offers a compelling and highly convincing account of the gendered and racialized structures of assimilationism in occupied and liberated France ... Adler's argument is persuasive, rooted in details analysis of a number of historical sources, and lucidly expressed.' French Studies

List of illustrations
Introduction: the long liberation
Narrating liberation
Anticipating liberation: the gendered nation in print
Limiting liberation: 'the French for France'
Controlling liberation: Georges Mauco and a population fit for France
Liberation in place: Jewish women in the city
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ISBN: 9780521790482
ISBN-10: 0521790484
Series: Studies in the Social and Cultural History of Modern Warfare
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 8th September 2003
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.58