Sarah Fishman, From Vichy to the Sexual Revolution: Gender and Family Life in Postwar France (New York: Oxford University Press, 2017), pp. xxvi + 263. ISBN: 978‐0‐190‐24862‐8 (hb).

Sarah Fishman, From Vichy to the Sexual Revolution: Gender and Family Life in Postwar France... This is the kind of book you wish you had written. Clear, gripping, eye‐opening and fun, it takes its place on the shelf of innovative historical studies. Building on her earlier work which focused on gender and children in France during the Second World War, Fishman now takes a step into the postwar years, exploring the development of attitudes and experiences of women, children, jeunes filles and teenagers. From the Liberation in 1944 to the sexual revolution of the 1960s, women's experiences within but also beyond the home began to change. This was accompanied by new understandings not only of women, but also of men and of youths. As such, this book reveals the shifts which took place in family structures, gender relations and individual identity in the decades following the war.One of the most fascinating aspects of this book is Fishman's sources. Indeed, one of the aims of her book is not only to talk about the changes in attitudes towards women, children, families and sexuality in the postwar years, but to actually trace these changes. Fishman explicitly confronts the limited usefulness of literature and films in telling us what society was like: norms may have been changing http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Gender & History Wiley

Sarah Fishman, From Vichy to the Sexual Revolution: Gender and Family Life in Postwar France (New York: Oxford University Press, 2017), pp. xxvi + 263. ISBN: 978‐0‐190‐24862‐8 (hb).

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This is the kind of book you wish you had written. Clear, gripping, eye‐opening and fun, it takes its place on the shelf of innovative historical studies. Building on her earlier work which focused on gender and children in France during the Second World War, Fishman now takes a step into the postwar years, exploring the development of attitudes and experiences of women, children, jeunes filles and teenagers. From the Liberation in 1944 to the sexual revolution of the 1960s, women's experiences within but also beyond the home began to change. This was accompanied by new understandings not only of women, but also of men and of youths. As such, this book reveals the shifts which took place in family structures, gender relations and individual identity in the decades following the war.One of the most fascinating aspects of this book is Fishman's sources. Indeed, one of the aims of her book is not only to talk about the changes in attitudes towards women, children, families and sexuality in the postwar years, but to actually trace these changes. Fishman explicitly confronts the limited usefulness of literature and films in telling us what society was like: norms may have been changing

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Published: Jan 1, 2018

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