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  • Constructing Muslims in Franceby Jennifer Fredette

    Temple University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    The standing of French Muslims is undercut by a predominant and persistent elite public discourse that frames Muslims as failed and incomplete French citizens. This situation fosters the very separations, exclusions, and hierarchies it claims to deplore as Muslims face discrimination in education, housing, and employment.    In Constructing... more...

  • The Civilizing Mission in the Metropoleby Amelia Lyons

    Stanford University Press 2013; US$ 65.00

    France, which has the largest Muslim minority community in Europe, has been in the news in recent years because of perceptions that Muslims have not integrated into French society. The Civilizing Mission in the Metropole explores the roots of these debates through an examination of the history of social welfare programs for Algerian migrants from... more...

  • Forum für osteuropäische Ideen- und Zeitgeschichte. 18. Jahrgang, Heft 1 [German-language Edition]by Leonid Luks; Gunter Dehnert; John Andreas Fuchs; Nikolaus Lobkowicz; Alexei Rybakow

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 30.99

    Since 1997, FORUM is an integral part of the journal landscape of European Studies. In addition to facts of contemporary history, it offers deep insights into the history of ideas, reflects current discussions, and provides reviews of books on Central and Eastern European history. Especially on the history of ideas and contemporary history it offers... more...

  • French Civilization and Its Discontentsby Tyler Stovall; Van Den Georges Abbeele

    Lexington Books 2003; US$ 37.99

    French Civilization and Its Discontents: Nationalism, Colonialism, Race explores the ways in which considerations of difference, especially colonialism, post-colonialism, and race, have shaped French culture and French studies in the modern era. Rejecting traditional assimilationist notions of French national identity, contributors to this groundbreaking... more...

  • The Third Republic in France 1870-1940by William Fortescue

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 54.95

    An essential introduction to the major political problems, debates and conflicts which are central to the history of the Third Republic in France, from the Franco-Prussian War of 1870-71 to the fall of France in June 1940. It provides original sources, detailed commentary and helpful chronologies and bibliographies on topics including: * the emergence... more...

  • Popular Culture in Modern Franceby Brian Rigby

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 165.00

    `Culture' is one of the most frequently used terms in the French vocabulary. It sells not only books, newspapers and magazines but also consumer products and political parties. But what are the meanings of `culture populaire'? What have the French understood by it, and what is its history? Brian Rigby's lively and cogent study traces changing notions... more...

  • Reading the French Enlightenmentby Julie Candler Hayes

    Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 44.00

    This 1999 book is an ambitious reinterpretation of a crucial aspect of eighteenth-century thought, the rationalizing and classifying impulse. more...

  • French Social Theoryby Mike Gane

    SAGE Publications 2003; US$ 54.00

    This accomplished book provides a peerless account of the French tradition. It provides an overview of French social theory; divides French social theory into three coherent cycles: positivist, anthropological and Marxist; and situates the discussions of individuals and schools in the relevant social and political contexts. more...

  • Intellectuals and Politics in Post-War Franceby David Drake

    Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 163.00

    What did French intellectuals have to say about Gaullism, the Cold War colonialism, the women's movement, and the events of May '68? David Drake examines the political commitment of intellectuals in France from Sartre and Camus to Bernard-Henri Lévy and Bourdieu. In this accessible study, he explores why there was a radical reassessment of the intellectual's... more...

  • The Boulanger Affair Reconsideredby William D. Irvine

    Oxford University Press 1989; US$ 119.99

    Recent scholarship on the French Boulangist movement has focused on the combination of socialism and chauvinism behind it, but this study argues that it was royalist and conservative support that provided the crucial backing. more...