The cultural and intellectual rebuilding of France after the Second World War


Kelly, M.H. (2004) The cultural and intellectual rebuilding of France after the Second World War, Basingstoke, UK, Palgrave Macmillan, 248pp.

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This book reveals how France reinvented itself in the aftermath of World War Two. After foreign military interventions, the French political and intellectual elites embraced regime change and launched an urgent programme of nation building. They rebuilt French national identity with whatever material was available, and created a vibrant new cultural and intellectual life. The cost to subordinated groups, however, especially women, still casts a long shadow over French values and attitudes. In this, perhaps, there are lessons and implications for other countries, struggling to rebuild themselves after conflict.

Item Type: Book
ISBNs: 1403933766 (hardback)
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Subjects: P Language and Literature > PB Modern European Languages
D History General and Old World > DC France
D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D839 Post-war History, 1945 on
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Humanities > Modern Languages
ePrint ID: 12328
Date Deposited: 12 Jul 2005
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:03
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/12328

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