Gender, Class, and Generation in Interwar French Catholicism: The Case of the Jeunesse Ouvrière Chrétienne Féminine

  title={Gender, Class, and Generation in Interwar French Catholicism: The Case of the Jeunesse Ouvri{\`e}re Chr{\'e}tienne F{\'e}minine},
  author={Susan B. Whitney},
  journal={Journal of Family History},
  pages={480 - 507}
This article examines the history of the female branch of the Jeunesse Ouvrière Chrétienne movement during the 1920s and 1930s. Although the largest organization of young working women in France at a time of intense youth mobilization, the Jeunesse Ouvrière Chrétienne Féminine’s (JOCF’s) distinctive nature as a movement of young women has been omitted from historical accounts. This article examines the movement’s approaches to spirituality, activism, work, and femininity and argues that the… Expand
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