Kids Library Home

Welcome to the Kids' Library!

Search for books, movies, music, magazines, and more.

Available items only
Print Material
Author Sonn, Richard David.

Title Sex, violence, and the avant-garde : anarchism in interwar France / Richard D. Sonn.

Imprint University Park, Pa. : Pennsylvania State University Press, c2010.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  335.830944 So59s 2010    ---  Available
Description x, 259 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents French anarchism in the interwar era : decline or renewal? -- Anarchist bodies. Gender and political violence : the case of Germaine Berton -- The bad father and the prodigal son : the death of Philippe Daudet -- Anarchism and the avant-garde -- Utopian bodies : anarchist sexual politics -- "Your body is yours" : anarchism, birth control, and eugenics -- French anarchists between East and West. Facing East : Russians and Jews -- Facing West : American heroes -- Renegades -- The renewal of anarchism.
Summary "A study of anarchism in twentieth-century France during the interwar years. Focuses on anarchist demands for personal autonomy and sexual liberation. Argues that these ideals, as well as anarchist hatred of the government, found favor with members of the artistic avant-garde, especially the surrealists"--Provided by publisher.
Subject Anarchism -- France -- History -- 20th century.
Politics and culture -- France -- History -- 20th century.
Sexual freedom -- France -- History -- 20th century.
Avant-garde (Aesthetics) -- France -- History -- 20th century.
Art, French -- 20th century.
ISBN 9780271036649
9780271036632 (cloth : alk. paper)
027103663X (cloth : alk. paper)

Available items only