Pepsi and the Pill: Motherhood, Politics and Film in Britain and France, 1958–1969

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The 1960s was a decade of massive political and cultural change in Western Europe, as seismic shifts took place in in attitudes towards sexuality, gender, and motherhood in everyday life. Through case studies of British and French films, Pepsi and the Pill offers a fresh vision of a pivotal moment in European culture, exploring the many ways in which political activity and celebrated film movements mutually shaped each other in their views on gender, sexuality, and domesticity. As the specter of popular nationalism once again looms across Europe, this book offers a timely account of the legacy of crucial debates over issues including reproductive rights, migration, and reproductive nationalism at the intersection of political discourse, protest, and film.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherBerghahn Books
Number of pages324
ISBN (Electronic)9781800736924
ISBN (Print)9781800736917
Publication statusPublished - 30 Nov 2022

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