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From Vichy to the sexual revolution : gender and family life in postwar France, Sarah Fishman

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From Vichy to the sexual revolution : gender and family life in postwar France
Title
From Vichy to the sexual revolution
Title remainder
gender and family life in postwar France
Statement of responsibility
Sarah Fishman
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"At the end of World War II, France discarded not only the Vichy regime but also the austere ideology behind it. Under the veneer of a conservative vision of family characterized by the traditional structure of a male breadwinner and female homemaker, the conception of love, marriage, and parenting began changing in the years immediately after the Liberation. In the 1950s, France experienced rapid economic development alongside a baby boom, changing from a rural country worn out by economic depression, war, and occupation into an urban, industrial, and affluent nation. Meanwhile, the works of Sigmund Freud, Simone de Beauvoir, and Alfred Kinsey began to influence popular culture and shape how people thought about their partners, their children, and themselves. Little more than twenty years after Vichy was abolished, France had already entered the early phases of a dramatic sexual revolution, laying the groundwork for the turmoil of May 1968. From Vichy to the Sexual Revolution explores the factors that led to such radical changes in French notions of gender roles, family structures, and sexuality. Sarah Fishman follows French women's path toward emancipation from winning suffrage in 1945 to the social movements of 1960s, painting a broad view of shifting habits and ideas about love, courtship, sex, marriage, parenting, childhood, and adolescence. She surveys a wide range of sources, including juvenile court cases, inexpensive guidebooks on marriage and childbirth, and popular magazines--Marie Claire and Elle most notably, where iconic columnists such as Marcelle Auclair and Marcelle Ségal answered readers' letters and dispensed intimate and inspirational advice to millions of women. Fishman deftly links economic, political, and social transformations, showing how the vision of family shifted away from a rigid structure dominated by the authority of the father toward a more dynamic group characterized by engaged relationships between parents and children. A sweeping social history of postwar France, this book illuminates the extraordinary impact that national policies have on ordinary lives "--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
305.30944
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ1075.5.F8
LC item number
F57 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
From Vichy to the sexual revolution : gender and family life in postwar France, Sarah Fishman
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-251) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The 1940s : From War to Peace -- Men, Women, and Family Life, 1945-1949 -- Forces of Change -- Marriage and Parenting in the 1950s -- Children and Adolescents in the 1950s -- Family, Sex, Marriage, and the New Self -- Youth, Women, Jeunes Filles -- Dating and Courtship -- Something Old, Something New : Marriage and Children in the 1960s
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxvi, 263 pages
Isbn
9780190248628
Lccn
2016026889
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)966436336
Label
From Vichy to the sexual revolution : gender and family life in postwar France, Sarah Fishman
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-251) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The 1940s : From War to Peace -- Men, Women, and Family Life, 1945-1949 -- Forces of Change -- Marriage and Parenting in the 1950s -- Children and Adolescents in the 1950s -- Family, Sex, Marriage, and the New Self -- Youth, Women, Jeunes Filles -- Dating and Courtship -- Something Old, Something New : Marriage and Children in the 1960s
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxvi, 263 pages
Isbn
9780190248628
Lccn
2016026889
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)966436336

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