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The New Rural Home

Gender and Rural Modernization in Postwar France

Sheila Nowinski

After World War II, France’s rural Catholic youth associations (Jeunesse agricole catholique [JAC] and its sister organization, Jeunesse agricole catholique féminine [JACF]) organized a traveling home expo for agrarian families. The Rural Home Expo promoted a vision of rural modernization that drew on gendered models of postwar consumerism, economic development, and Catholic teaching on the family. The new rural home envisioned by JAC helped popularize and advance policies to industrialize French agriculture. By the mid-1950s, female activists resisted the gendered division of labor on which this vision was based. In 1957, JACF shifted its mission to promote women’s participation in the agricultural profession.

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Tintin ‘In Black and White’

A Catholic Social Manifesto?

Philippe Delisle

Maurras. Through the Catholic Action movement, Tintin's creator had got to know some young people who were influenced by Maurrassian ideas and wanted to reform society, like Raymond de Becker. In 1930, Hergé drew the cover of de Becker's Pour un ordre

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Dissenting Voices?

Controlling Children’s Comics under Franco

Rhiannon McGlade

following year, it established the Junta Asesora de la Prensa Infantil [Children’s Press Advisory Board], which comprised a membership that reflected the regime’s narrow moral compass, including the groups Acción Católica [Catholic Action] and the Comisión

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Richard Ivan Jobs, Judith Surkis, Laura Lee Downs, Nimisha Barton, and Kimberly A. Arkin

. To this end, these women, many already involved in right-wing social Catholic action, appropriated the social center from their social Catholic comrades, with one significant alteration: no movement social worker ever spent the night in the rough

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Valentina Napolitano

in 1929. His maternal family was much involved in the nascent movement of Azione Cattolica (Catholic Action), a lay Catholic organization founded in Italy in 1905 with the aim of bringing faith, the Gospel, and the call to sanctity to social and