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Shorn Women: Gender and Punishment in Liberation France

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At the end of World War II, over 20,000 French people accused of collaboration with Germany endured a particularly humiliating act of revenge: their heads were shaved in public. Nearly all those punished were women. This episode in French history continues to provoke shame and unease and as a result has never been the subject of a thorough examination.This groundbreaking book by Fabrice Virgili throws new light on these acts of retribution and reveals that, contrary to popular belief, a vast number of those women accused ...

Shorn Women: Gender and Punishment in Liberation France 2002, Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9781859735848

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