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Silent Combat: Gendered Applications of Female Imagery in France, 1789-1944

Abstract This thesis addresses the concept of "silence" in Vercors' 1943 novel on resistance in occupied France, The Silence of the Sea, contesting the arguments of scholars who designate silent resistance as expressly "female" and applicable only to women. Although women in France were supposed to be apolitical and removed from activities such as public debates and direct warfare, an examination of allegorical and historical female figures, together with male and female interpretations of those figures, suggests that men and women in France understood patriotism, and especially female patriotism, through a conceptual framework that was informed by and manifested itself in female images of the French Republic. My study on the... (more)
Created Date 2011
Contributor Stevenson, Julia (Author) / Thompson, Victoria (Advisor) / Fuchs, Rachel (Committee member) / Wright, Kent (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject European history / Gender studies / France / Gender / Image / Women
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 258 pages
Language English
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Note M.A. History 2011
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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