Synopses & Reviews
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.
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
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
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
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