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A History of Private Life, Volume 5: Riddles of Identity in Modern Times

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Publisher Comments:

The final volume in the award-winning series charts the remarkable inner history of our times from the tumult of World War I to the present day, when personal identity was released from its moorings in gender, family, social class, religion, politics, and nationality. "A fascinating glimpse into the distant and exotic past".--Los Angeles Times. 230 halftones, 2 tables.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references: (p. 595-615) and index.

About the Author

Georges Duby, a member of the Académie Française, is Professor of Medieval History at the <>Collège de France.Arthur Goldhammerreceived the French-American Translation Prize in 1990 for his translation of A Critical Dictionary of the French Revolution.

Table of Contents

1. Public and Private Spheres in France
by Antoine Prost


Introduction

Changing Workers and Workplaces

The Family and the Individual

The Transition from Neighborhood to Metropolis

2. A History of Secrets?
by Gérard Vincent


The Secrets of History and the Riddle of Identity

Family Secrets

The Body and the Enigma of Sex

3. Cultural Diversity in France
by Gérard Vincent, Perrine Simon-Nahum, Rémi Leveau, Dominique Schnapper


Catholics: Imagination and Sin

Communism as a Way of Life

French Judaism

The Role of Immigrants

4. Nations of Families
by Kristina Orfali, Chiara Saraceno, Ingeborg Weber-Kellerman, Elaine Tyler May


The Rise and Fall of the Swedish Model

The Italian Family: Paradoxes of Privacy
Translated by Raymond Rosenthal

The German Family between Private Life and Politics
Translated and Edited by Mary Jo Maynes and Michele Mouton

Myths and Realities of the American Family

Notes

Bibliography

Credits

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780674399792
Editor:
Prost, Antoine
Editor:
Vincent, Gerard
Editor:
Vincent, Gerard
Editor:
Aries, Philippe
Editor:
Prost, Antoine
Author:
Duby, Georges
Author:
Prost, Antoine
Author:
Aries, Phillippe
Author:
Goldhammer, Arthur
Author:
Aris, Phillippe
Author:
Vincent, Gerard
Editor:
Aries, Philippe
Publisher:
Belknap Press
Location:
Cambridge, Mass. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
World
Subject:
Family
Subject:
Genealogy
Subject:
Civilization
Subject:
Europe
Subject:
Identity
Subject:
Manners and customs
Subject:
Europe Social conditions 20th century.
Subject:
World - General
Subject:
General History
Subject:
History
Subject:
Europe - General
Subject:
Family -- History.
Subject:
Civilization -- History.
Copyright:
Series:
Volume V
Series Volume:
5
Publication Date:
October 1991
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
FrenchFrench
Illustrations:
12 color illustrations, 319 halftones
Pages:
656
Dimensions:
9 x 7 in 3.1 lb

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