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  • Surmounting the Barricadesby Carolyn J. Eichner

    Indiana University Press 2004; US$ 19.95

    This book vividly evokes radical women's integral roles within France's revolutionary civil war known as the Paris Commune. It demonstrates the breadth, depth, and impact of communard feminist socialisms far beyond the 1871 insurrection. Examining the period from the early 1860s through that century's... more...

  • Black Franceby Dominic Thomas

    Indiana University Press 2006; US$ 22.35

    "[W]ithout a doubt one of the most important studies so far completed on literature in French grounded in the experiences of migrants of sub-Saharan African origin." -- Alec Hargreaves, Florida State University France has always hosted a rich and vibrant black presence within its borders.... more...

  • Scandal and Aftereffectby Steven Ungar

    University of Minnesota Press 1995; US$ 72.00

    Why have literary critics, as in the cases of Martin Heidegger and Paul de Man, chosen to ignore or suppress Blanchot's right-wing interwar and wartime writings, focusing instead on his postwar production? Scandal and Aftereffect provides an enlightening and provocative examination of this question, as Steven Ungar looks at 100 articles published... more...

  • Races on Displayby Dana S. Hale

    Indiana University Press 2008; US$ 21.20

    While European commerce in race was substantial, the colonial trade in ideas of race was highly profitable as well. Looking at official propaganda and commercial representations in France during the Third Republic, this book explores the way the French increased the value of their racial identity at... more...

  • The Politics of the Veilby Joan Wallach Scott

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 20.95

    In 2004, the French government instituted a ban on the wearing of "conspicuous signs" of religious affiliation in public schools. Though the ban applies to everyone, it is aimed at Muslim girls wearing headscarves. Proponents of the law insist it upholds France's values of secular liberalism and regard the headscarf as symbolic of Islam's resistance... more...

  • Can Islam Be French?by John R. Bowen

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 22.95

    Can Islam Be French? is an anthropological examination of how Muslims are responding to the conditions of life in France. Following up on his book Why the French Don't Like Headscarves , John Bowen turns his attention away from the perspectives of French non-Muslims to focus on those of the country's Muslims themselves. Bowen asks not the usual... more...

  • The Lady and the Virginby Penny Schine Gold

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 27.50

    Penny Schine Gold provides a bold analysis of key literary and artistic images of women in the Middle Ages and the relationship between these images and the actual experience of women. She argues that the complex interactions between men and women as expressed in both image and experience reflect a common pattern of ambivalence and contradiction.... more...

  • Colette's Republicby Patricia A. Tilburg

    Berghahn Books 2009; US$ 29.95

    In France?s Third Republic, secularism was, for its adherents, a new faith, a civic religion founded on a rabid belief in progress and the Enlightenment conviction that men (and women) could remake their world. And yet with all of its pragmatic smoothing over of the supernatural edges of Catholicism, the Third Republic engendered its own fantastical... more...

  • Birth and Death in Nineteenth-Century French Cultureby Lisa Downing; Nigel Harkness; Sonya Stephens

    Editions Rodopi 2007; US$ 72.80

    This volume draws contributors from around the globe who represent the full range of approaches to scholarship in nineteenth-century French studies: historical, literary, cultural, art historical, philosophical, and comparative. The theme of the volume – Birth and Death – is one with particular resonance for nineteenth-century French studies,... more...

  • Constructing Paris in the Age of Revolutionby Allan Potofsky

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 38.00

    Examining the social and political history of workers and entrepreneurs engaged in constructing the French capital from 1763-1815, this book argues that Paris construction was a core sector in which 'archaic' and 'innovative' practices were symbiotically used by guilds, the state, and enterprises to launch the commercial revolution in France. more...