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...Translation from French by Caroline Mackenzie. The author wishes to thank the Fonds de recherche du Québec—Société et culture (FQRSC) for providing funding for this research project on L’International Migration Service (1921–1939): de la...

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A Cultural History of Dress and Fashion in the Age of Enlightenment Volume 4

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Cultural History Chapter

...In the engraving entitled The Modern Venus, or a Lady of the Present Fashion in the State of Nature (1786) we see the depiction of a pair of vastly outsized female buttocks and breasts. According to the subtitle of the print, “This...
...Leisure cannot be separated from the work presumed to be its opposite, or the society in which both work and leisure take place. Similarly, tourism, that oft-supposed escape from work, actually mirrors the social segmentation of who does...

Colonial Prisoners of War and French Civilians

Vichy France and Everyday Life : Confronting the Challenges of Wartime, 1939–1945

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Book Chapter

...This book thus far has examined a variety of experiences and people who lived through the German occupation of France and the Vichy regime: mostly French, mostly civilians and mostly white. In this chapter I turn to another group present...

The Daily Lives of French Railway Workers

Vichy France and Everyday Life : Confronting the Challenges of Wartime, 1939–1945

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Book Chapter

...The historical association Rails et Histoire brings together railway workers, researchers in the humanities and social sciences, heritage professionals and all those interested in trains and railways, past, present and future...

Defining Everyday Frenchness under Vichy

David Lees

David Lees is Senior Teaching Fellow in French Studies at the University of Warwick, UK. He is one of the co-editors of The Routledge Handbook of French Politics and Culture (2018). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Vichy France and Everyday Life : Confronting the Challenges of Wartime, 1939–1945

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Book Chapter

...In the summer of 1942, just as the infamous Relève work scheme was launched by the Vichy authorities,The Relève was Pierre Laval’s attempt to head off the requisitioning of French labour for the German war effort; it called upon skilled...

Production and Distribution

A Cultural History of Dress and Fashion in the Age of Empire Volume 5

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Cultural History Chapter

...In the twilight of a Paris evening, the colonne Vendôme rises in the background, and twinkling shops close for the night as groups of smartly-dressed women stroll along the rue de la Paix, some released from their day’s work at the Maison...

Urban Sensations

A Cultural History of the Senses in the Age of Empire Volume 5

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Cultural History Chapter

...Part I A sensory appreciation of the city does not begin and end in the stones of its architecture, that is to say, in a nature morte or still life. It goes far beyond this materiality. A city’s sounds, odors, and movement make up...

Imagining Greater France in the Provinces: The Strasbourg Colonial Exhibition of 1924

Place and Locality in Modern France

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book Chapter

...In July 1924, the Exposition coloniale, agricole et industrielle opened its doors in the Alsatian city of Strasbourg with a fanfare of publicity. Brochures described it as a “unique event” as it was the Alsatian population's introduction...

The American Friends Service Committee and Wartime Aid to Families

Vichy France and Everyday Life : Confronting the Challenges of Wartime, 1939–1945

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Book Chapter

...On 24 March 1941 a representative of the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) travelled from Marseille to Cassis for her first visit with Madame Alengry. This young mother had been widowed at the age of twenty-four when her husband...