Claire Laubier brings together documentary and statistical material; extracts from newspapers and journals, literary texts, advertisements, manifestos, and personal testimonies. Each extract relates to the different experiences of women in France at work, in politics, at home and in the family. Together they offer a direct and thought-provoking chronological and thematic account of women's lives in post-war France.
`A comprehensive and accessible documenting chart of the changing condition of women in France...There is much which will make valuable reading material likely to stimulate language practice and lively discussion for undergraduates.' - Modern Language Review
`... the author is to be congratulated on her ambitious undertaking ... carefully used in the classroom, the collection will be most helpful, making available information that is awkward to locate and introducing sources that all students of women must learn to use.' - Modern and Contemporary France
`... attractively presented ... an articulate and thought-provoking study.' - Journal of Gender Studies