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Shorn women : gender and punishment in liberation France

Author: Fabrice Virgili
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Berg, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : English edView all editions and formats
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At the end of World War II, over 20,000 French women accused of collaboration with Germany had their heads shaved in public. Fabrice Virgili's book succeeds in bringing our knowledge and understanding of this phenomenon up to date.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Fabrice Virgili
ISBN: 9781859735794 1859735797 9781859735848 1859735843
OCLC Number: 49239284
Description: vi, 329 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: Pt. I. From Myth to Reality --
1. Sexual Collaboration --
2. Where and How Many? --
Pt. II. 1943-6: The High Season --
3. During the Occupation --
4. The Explosion of the Liberation --
5. Head Shaving and Brutalities after the Liberation --
Pt. III. Why? --
6. Neighbourhood Violence --
7. A Punishment for Women --
8. Virile France --
App. A Paucity of Sources?
Other Titles: France virile.
Responsibility: Fabrice Virgili ; translated from the French by John Flower.
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