Civilization without Sexes: Reconstructing Gender in Postwar France, 1917-1927 (Women in Culture and Society) 1st Edition by Mary Louise Roberts
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Overview: In the raucous decade following World War I, newly blurred boundaries between male and female created fears among the French that theirs was becoming a civilization without sexes. This new gender confusion became a central metaphor for the War’s impact on French culture and led to a marked increase in public debate concerning female identity and woman’s proper role. Mary Louise Roberts examines how in these debates French society came to grips with the catastrophic horrors of the Great War.
Genre: Nonfiction > History