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Renegotiating French Identity: Musical Culture and Creativity in France during Vichy and the German Occupation

Jane F. Fulcher

Abstract

In light of the recent historiography of Vichy, which stresses its initial political concession, competing factions, and then escalating collaboration with the occupant, this book proposes new questions concerning the shifting nature of French cultural as well as political identity. As the occupation advanced, how did those responsible for cultural policies attempt to adapt their conceptions of French values to accord with the agenda of collaboration in all professional fields? How was French cultural identity and its relation to German culture gradually reconceived by both the occupant and by ... More

Keywords: Vichy, Occupied France, collaboration, Resistance, Honegger, Poulenc, Messiaen, Pierre Schaeffer, Debussy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780190681500
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190681500.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jane F. Fulcher, author
Professor of Musicology, University of Michigan