Solidarity or Suspicion: Gender, Enfranchisement, and Popular Culture in Liberation France

@article{Colvin2012SolidarityOS,
  title={Solidarity or Suspicion: Gender, Enfranchisement, and Popular Culture in Liberation France},
  author={Kelly Ricciardi Colvin},
  journal={Journal of Women's History},
  year={2012},
  volume={24},
  pages={114 - 89}
}
Women were enfranchised in France in 1944, a generation after most western countries and in the context of great tumult at the end of WWII. Given this, it is fair to wonder if this represented possible gender equality. The article asks whether enfranchisement was “liberating” for French women. In response, it takes a wide look at the culture of postwar France—specifically emphasizing women’s magazines. A deep reading of these magazines reveals a message of anti-solidarity, that women could not… Expand
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