“Each and every one of you must become a chef”: Toward a Social Politics of Working‐Class Childhood on the Extreme Right in 1930s France*

  title={“Each and every one of you must become a chef”: Toward a Social Politics of Working‐Class Childhood on the Extreme Right in 1930s France*},
  author={Laura Lee Downs},
  journal={The Journal of Modern History},
  pages={1 - 44}
  • L. Downs
  • Published 2009
  • Sociology
  • The Journal of Modern History
In January of 1938 a young girl from Lille, Camille Rogie, wrote an earnest letter to Antoinette de Preval, director of the Croix de feu/Parti social francais’s working-class leisure association, Travail et loisirs, in hopes of securing the job of monitrice in one of the association’s many colonies de vacances.1 Camille harbored vague hopes of someday having a career in social services, perhaps working with children, but as she sadly acknowledged in her letter, she had left school before… Expand
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The Eugenic Movement in France
  • 1990
Les moniteurs pour les garçons, les monitrices pour les filles devront faire l'objet d'une enquête extrêmement sérieuse
  • La Rocque to the déléguées d'Action sociale
PSF/TL "familialism" was of a very particular nature, linked to the place that family and filiation played in the movement's social and political vision. 111 AN 451 AP 116, Hirsch
    Successful candidates (judged on attendance, conduct, and a written exam) received a diploma signed by Colonel de la Rocque. 102 AN 451 AP 181, dossier
    • AN 451 AP
    Travail et loisirs, dossier "Camps de vacances," memorandum "Colonies de vacances," 1. 74 AM de Suresnes, 26R, dossier 1921, Sellier aux membres de la Comission intercommunale de Colonies de vacances
    • AN 451 AP 172