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In Reign of Virtue, Miranda Pollard explores the effects of military defeat and Nazi occupation on French articulations of gender in wartime France.

Drawing on governmental archives, historical texts, and propaganda, Pollard explores what most historians have ignored: the many ways in which Vichy's politicians used gendered images of work, family, and sexuality to restore and maintain political and social order. She argues that Vichy wanted to return France to an illustrious and largely mythical past of harmony, where citizens all knew their places and fulfilled their responsibilities, where order prevailed. The National Revolution, according to Pollard, replaced the ideals of liberty, equality, and fraternity with work, family, and fatherland, making the acceptance of traditional masculine and feminine roles a key priority. Pollard shows how Vichy's policies promoted the family as the most important social unit of a new France and elevated married mothers to a new social status even as their educational, employment, and reproductive rights were strictly curtailed.

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In REIGN OF VIRTUE, drawing on governmental archives, historical texts, and propaganda, Miranda Pollard explores the effects of military defeat and Nazi occupation on French articulations of gender in wartime France. 19 photos.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations

Foreword by Catharine R. Stimpson

Acknowledgments

Abbreviations

Introduction

1: "We are Beaten": Women, Natalism, and Familialism from the Third Republic to Vichy

2: "The Blood Tax of Motherhood": Vichy and the Regulation of Female Sexuality

3: "To Make Men of Them"? Education for a New France

4: Vichy In/Action: Mobilizing Men and "Family"

5: "Do Not Expect Too Much from the State": Images, Words, and Action in Vichy's Welfarism

6: "In the Present Circumstances": Women's Work, Women's Dependency

7: A Story of Women? Vichy and the Politics of Abortion, 1942-44

Conclusion: The Etat Francais and the Politics of Gender

Notes

References

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780226673509
Foreword:
Stimpson, Catharine R.
Author:
Stimpson, Catharine R.
Foreword by:
Stimpson, Catharine R.
Foreword:
Stimpson, Catharine R.
Author:
Pollard, Miranda
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Location:
Chicago, Ill. :
Subject:
Europe - France
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Women's Studies
Subject:
World war, 1939-1945
Subject:
France
Subject:
Social conditions
Subject:
Women's Studies - History
Subject:
Women's rights -- Government policy -- France -- Vichy.
Subject:
France - History - German occupation, 1940-
Subject:
Petain, Philippe - Influence
Subject:
Gender Studies-General
Subject:
Gender Studies-Womens Studies
Edition Description:
1
Series:
Women in Culture and Society Series
Publication Date:
19981231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
19 halftones
Pages:
308
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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