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Shorn women : gender and punishment in liberation France

Author: Fabrice Virgili
Publisher: Oxford : Berg, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

At the end of World War II, over 20,000 French people accused of collaboration with Germany endured a particularly humiliating act of revenge: their heads were shaved in public. Nearly all those  Read more...


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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Fabrice Virgili
ISBN: 1859735797 9781859735794 1859735843 9781859735848
OCLC Number: 81703468
Language Note: Translated from the French.
Description: 384 pages : illustrations
Contents: Contents Translator's Note Introduction Part I: From Myth to Reality 1 Sexual Collaboration? 2 Where and How Many? Part II: 1943@1946: The High Season 3 During the Occupation ... 4 The Explosion of the Liberation 5 Head Shaving and Brutalities After the Liberation Part III: Why? 6 Neighbourhood Violence 7 Women as Scapegoats 8 Virile France Appendix: A Paucity of Sources? Sources Notes References Index
Responsibility: Fabrice Virgili ; translated by John Flower.


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