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Author Adler, K. H. (Karen H.)
Title Jews and gender in liberation France / K.H. Adler.
Imprint Cambridge, UK : Cambridge University Press, 2003.

Series Studies in the social and cultural history of modern warfare ; no. 14.
Studies in the social and cultural history of modern warfare ; 14.
Subject Jews -- France -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
Women -- France -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Jews -- France.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Women -- France.
France -- History -- German occupation, 1940-1945.
France -- History -- 1945-1958.
France -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
France -- Ethnic relations.
Description 1 online resource (xii, 273 pages) : illustrations, portraits, maps.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-258) and index.
Contents 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.
Summary "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. Imagining liberation, and the potential post-Vichy state, lay at the heart of resistance strategy. The development of these ideas, and their transformation into policy at liberation, form 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."--Publisher's description.
This book takes a new look at France during and after the German occupation. It challenges traditional chronology that concentrates on the Vichy government and punctures standard interpretations that divide occupied France into resisters and collaborators. Throughout, race - specifically Jewishness - and gender are drawn together in original and illuminating ways.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780511496981 (electronic bk.)
0511496982 (electronic bk.)
0511067135 (electronic bk.)
9780511067136 (electronic bk.)
0511118945 (electronic bk.)
9780511118944 (electronic bk.)
0521790484 (Cloth)
ISBN/ISSN 9780511067136 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 57308997
Additional Format Print version: Adler, K.H. (Karen H.). Jews and gender in liberation France. Cambridge, UK : Cambridge University Press, 2003 0521790484 (DLC) 2004295011 (OCoLC)52058141.