Jews and Gender in Liberation France




Jews and Gender in Liberation France



Availibility: Available
Creator: K. H. Adler
Area of focus: Gender
Content Warning Types: Unknown
Format of resource: Hardback book
Published Year: 2003
ISBN:
0521790484 (on goodreads)
and on amazon

Description:

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.