Skip to Content

Women's Rights and Women's Lives in France 1944-1968

By Claire Duchen

Routledge – 1994 – 272 pages

Purchasing Options:

  • Add to CartHardback: $145.00
    978-0-415-00933-1
    April 27th 1994

Description

Women's Rights and Women's Lives In France 1944-1968 explores key aspects of the everyday lives of women between the Liberation of France and the events of May '68. At the end of the war, French women believed that a new era was beginning and that equality had been won. The redefined postwar public sphere required women's participation for the new democracy, and women's labour power for reconstruction, but equally important was the belief in women's role as mothers. Over the next two decades, the tensions between competing visions of women's `proper place' dominated discourses of womanhood as well as policy decisions, and had concrete implications for women's lives.

Working from a wide range of sources, including women's magazines, prescriptive literature, documentation from political parties, government reports, parliamentary debates and personal memoirs, Claire Duchen follows the debates concerning womanhood, women's rights and women's lives through the 1944-1968 period and grounds them in the changing reality of postwar France.

Name: Women's Rights and Women's Lives in France 1944-1968 (Hardback)Routledge 
Description: By Claire Duchen. Women's Rights and Women's Lives In France 1944-1968 explores key aspects of the everyday lives of women between the Liberation of France and the events of May '68. At the end of the war, French women believed that a new era...
Categories: European History, Contemporary History 1945-, Women's & Gender History