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Vichy France and the resistance : culture & ideology / edited by Roderick Kedward and Roger Austin.

Contributor(s): Kedward, H. R. (Harry Roderick) | Austin, Roger.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Totowa, NJ : Barnes & Noble, 1985Description: 293 p. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 0389205761; 9780389205760.Subject(s): World War, 1939-1945 -- France | World War, 1939-1945 -- Underground movements -- France | France -- Intellectual life -- 20th century | Politics and culture -- France -- History -- 20th century | France -- History -- German occupation, 1940-1945Additional physical formats: Online version:: Vichy France and the resistance.DDC classification: 940.53/44 LOC classification: D802.F8 | V46 1985
Contents:
Preface / Roderick Kedward and Roger Austin -- Introduction: ideologies and ambiguities / Roderick Kedward -- Political surveillance and ideological control in Vichy France: a study of teachers in the Midi, 1940-1944 / Roger Austin -- Women and the national revolution / Mirand Pollard -- Manipulators of Vichy propaganda: a case study in personality / John Dixon -- Jews and Catholics / Louis Allen -- Saint-Exupery's Pilote de guerre: testimony, art and ideology / S. Beynon John -- The role of Joan of Arc on the stage of occupied Paris / Gabriel Jacobs -- Ambiguities in the film La Ciel est a vous / Jeanie Semple -- Catholicism under Vichy: a study in diversity and ambiguity / Bill Halls -- Uriage: the assault on a reputation / Brian Darling -- Uriage: the influence of context on content / Derek Robbins -- Emmanuel Mounier, Esprit and Vichy, 1940-1944: ideology and anti-ideology / John Wright -- The resistance experience: teaching and resources / Hilary Footitt and John Simmonds -- France, soil and language: some resistance poems by Luc Berimont and Jean Marcenac / Ian Higgins -- Les Cahiers du Silence / Ethel Tolansky -- The Maquis and the culture of the outlaw (with particular reference to the Cevennes) / Roderick Kedward -- Collaboration and literacy criticism: Ramon Fernandez's Barres / Bill Kidd -- Writing under Vichy: ambiguity and literary imagination in the non-occupied zone / Robert Pickering -- The cult of Joan of Arc in French schools, 1940-1944 / Nick Atkin -- Robert Brasillach: the machismo of impotence / John Coombes.
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Based on a conference held at the University of Sussex in Apr. 1984.

Includes bibliographies and index.

Preface / Roderick Kedward and Roger Austin -- Introduction: ideologies and ambiguities / Roderick Kedward -- Political surveillance and ideological control in Vichy France: a study of teachers in the Midi, 1940-1944 / Roger Austin -- Women and the national revolution / Mirand Pollard -- Manipulators of Vichy propaganda: a case study in personality / John Dixon -- Jews and Catholics / Louis Allen -- Saint-Exupery's Pilote de guerre: testimony, art and ideology / S. Beynon John -- The role of Joan of Arc on the stage of occupied Paris / Gabriel Jacobs -- Ambiguities in the film La Ciel est a vous / Jeanie Semple -- Catholicism under Vichy: a study in diversity and ambiguity / Bill Halls -- Uriage: the assault on a reputation / Brian Darling -- Uriage: the influence of context on content / Derek Robbins -- Emmanuel Mounier, Esprit and Vichy, 1940-1944: ideology and anti-ideology / John Wright -- The resistance experience: teaching and resources / Hilary Footitt and John Simmonds -- France, soil and language: some resistance poems by Luc Berimont and Jean Marcenac / Ian Higgins -- Les Cahiers du Silence / Ethel Tolansky -- The Maquis and the culture of the outlaw (with particular reference to the Cevennes) / Roderick Kedward -- Collaboration and literacy criticism: Ramon Fernandez's Barres / Bill Kidd -- Writing under Vichy: ambiguity and literary imagination in the non-occupied zone / Robert Pickering -- The cult of Joan of Arc in French schools, 1940-1944 / Nick Atkin -- Robert Brasillach: the machismo of impotence / John Coombes.

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British scholars whose essays make up this collection have sought, often with signal success, to address questions about Vichy France that are at once well defined and provocative. How, for example, did the Petain government seek to deal with so refractory and antiauthoritarian a body as the school teachers of France? Where, if one considers rhetoric and practice, did the National Revolution stand on the place of women in the new France? Why did the Vichy regime fail in its attempt to make Joan of Arc (supposedly one of the first victims of perfidious Albion) a rallying point for collaborationists? The answers the contributors provide are of interest to general students of modern European history as well as specialists in the period. Although each essay is thoroughly empirical in spirit, some general conclusions do emerge. Specifically, the Vichy regime, however much appeal it may have had for Frenchmen in the dark days after the Armistice, quickly lost any claim to legitimacy. The anti-Semitic laws of October 1940 were bad enough, but worse was to follow: the introduction of compulsory labor in September 1942, and the German occupation of the free zone in the south two months later. The excellence of this collection resides not only in its essays, but also in the way in which these essays, taken together, permit the reflective reader to reach conclusions about this somber period in French history. College, university, and public libraries.-S. Bailey, Knox College

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