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The Resource Political belief in France, 1927-1945 : gender, empire, and fascism in the Croix de feu and Parti social français, Caroline Campbell, (electronic resource)

Political belief in France, 1927-1945 : gender, empire, and fascism in the Croix de feu and Parti social français, Caroline Campbell, (electronic resource)

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Political belief in France, 1927-1945 : gender, empire, and fascism in the Croix de feu and Parti social français
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Political belief in France, 1927-1945
Title remainder
gender, empire, and fascism in the Croix de feu and Parti social français
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Caroline Campbell
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eng
Summary
In the inter war era, the rise of the largest political movement in modern French history, the powerful Croix de Feu (1927<U+0127> �1936), and its successor, the Parti Social Français, or PSF (1936<U+0127> �1945), led to a sharp rightward turn in France's political culture. Political Belief in France, 1927<U+0127> �1945 traces the central role of women in this shift, arguing that they transformed the Croix de Feu/PSF from a paramilitary league for veterans into a social reform movement that sought to remake the politics, society, and culture of the French Republic. Following the creation of a Women's Section in 1934, the women of the Croix de Feu/PSF developed a wide array of social programs, including welfare services, youth development, and health-care initiatives. At a time of economic depression and high unemployment, these popular programs tempered the organization's fearsome reputation as a violent paramilitary group. While the efforts of the Women's Section had the veneer of moderation, they accentuated the long-standing conservative image of France as a deeply Christian society and sought to assimilate people of different ethnoreligious backgrounds into the dominant national community. Croix de Feu/PSF women promoted their socialagenda as a religious and patriotic duty, a reflection of the individual's responsibility to make personal sacrifices on behalf of their vision for France's Christian civilization. The Croix de Feu/PSF's ethnoreligious nationalism circulated throughout the French imperial nation-state, making the movement the premier defender of an empire at the height of its power. But women in North African branches faced substantial marginalization, and the movement remained dangerously sectarian in the Maghreb, driving indigenous activists from reformism to anticolonialism. The Croix de Feu/PSF thus set the stage for both the authoritarian, anti-Semitic Vichy regime and the decolonization that followed the war. The first book on women of the French far right in the age of fascism, Political Belief in France, 1927<U+0127> �1945 contributes to the fields of French history, gender studies, the history of fascism, and the history of empire.--
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1977-
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Campbell, Caroline
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index present
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non fiction
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  • dictionaries
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  • Croix de feu (Organization : France)
  • Parti social français
  • Fascism
  • Right-wing extremists
  • Women
  • Political culture
  • France
  • France
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Political belief in France, 1927-1945 : gender, empire, and fascism in the Croix de feu and Parti social français, Caroline Campbell, (electronic resource)
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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text
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Contents
Introduction : republicanism, imperialism, and political and social action in metropolitan France and the empire -- The culture of war and the masculine world of the early Croix de feu, 1927-1934 -- Building a social action movement : women, Catholicism, and the Croix de feu/PSF's social first! strategy, 1934-1939 -- Challenges to women's autonomy and authority : health, financing, and civic action -- 1934-1939 -- Transforming French physical culture : social Darwinism, bodily fitness, and gender, 1934-1939 -- Women, race, and culture in the Croix de feu/PSF : entertainment, enlightenment values, and the civilizing mission, 1934-1939 -- Social and political action in North Africa : the fascism of the Croix de feu/PSF in the French Maghreb, 1927-1940 -- "The army of the good" : Vichy and the feminization of the Croix de feu/PSF, 1939-1945 -- Conclusion : gender, race, and empire in the sociocultural action of the Croix de feu/PSF
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ybp12716772
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1 online resource (xiv, 286 pages)
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online
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Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
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9780807160978
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rdamedia.
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(OCoLC)930269820
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Political belief in France, 1927-1945 : gender, empire, and fascism in the Croix de feu and Parti social français, Caroline Campbell, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=993424
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction : republicanism, imperialism, and political and social action in metropolitan France and the empire -- The culture of war and the masculine world of the early Croix de feu, 1927-1934 -- Building a social action movement : women, Catholicism, and the Croix de feu/PSF's social first! strategy, 1934-1939 -- Challenges to women's autonomy and authority : health, financing, and civic action -- 1934-1939 -- Transforming French physical culture : social Darwinism, bodily fitness, and gender, 1934-1939 -- Women, race, and culture in the Croix de feu/PSF : entertainment, enlightenment values, and the civilizing mission, 1934-1939 -- Social and political action in North Africa : the fascism of the Croix de feu/PSF in the French Maghreb, 1927-1940 -- "The army of the good" : Vichy and the feminization of the Croix de feu/PSF, 1939-1945 -- Conclusion : gender, race, and empire in the sociocultural action of the Croix de feu/PSF
Control code
ybp12716772
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 286 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780807160978
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)930269820

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