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  • Construction of Minority Identities in France and Britainby Gino G. Raymond; Professor Tariq Modood

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 115.00

    In France the idea that a person can be both a French citizen and have an ethnic or religious identity is unacceptable, while in Britain community cohesion promote the combining of race or faith with the idea of being British. This volume examines the problems posed by these assumptions and the realities that are forcing them to be revisited. more...

  • Views from the Marginsby Kevin J Callahan; Sarah A. Curtis

    University of Nebraska Press 2009; US$ 31.95

    This collection of essays offers examples drawn from an imperial history of France that show the power of the periphery to shape diverse and dynamic modern French identities at its center. Each essay explains French identity as a fluid process rather than a category into which French citizens (and immigrants) are expected to fit. In using a core/periphery... more...

  • Transnational Spaces and Identities in the Francophone Worldby Hafid Gafaiti

    University of Nebraska Press 2009; US$ 40.00

    The dissolution of the French Empire and the ensuing rush of immigration have led to the formation of diasporas and immigrant cultures that have transformed French society and the immigrants themselves. Transnational Spaces and Identities in the Francophone World examines the impact of this postcolonial immigration on identity in France and in the... more...

  • Handbook of French Popular Cultureby Pierre L. Horn

    ABC-CLIO 1991; US$ 100.00

    This book presents a series of highly readable essays describing French life styles, attitudes, and entertainments, as well as the writers and performers currently favored by the French public. more...

  • Organizing for Warby Rachel Chrastil

    LSU Press 2010; US$ 24.95

    By the end of the Franco-Prussian War (1870--71), Germany occupied one third of French territory, thousands of Alsatians and Lorrainers had flooded into France, and 140,000 French soldiers had died. France's crushing defeat in the most significant European armed conflict between the Napoleonic wars and World War I cast long shadows over military garrisons,... more...

  • The Radical Bourgeoisieby Katherine Auspitz

    Cambridge University Press 1982; US$ 37.00

    A reassessment of the role of French Radicals as thinkers and politicians. more...

  • The End of the French Exception?by Professor Tony Chafer; Emmanuel Godin

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 110.00

    Analyzes the notion of the French exception and the ways in which it has informed both academic analysis and political commentary on France today. Adopting a comparative and interdisciplinary approach it examines the resilience of the notion of French exceptionalism and evaluates its relevance in a changing domestic and global context. more...

  • De France en Nouvelle-Franceby Hubert Watelet

    Les Presses de l'Université d'Ottawa 1994; US$ 14.99

    Spécialiste des élites politiques de la Nouvelle-France, et de leurs origines familiales et sociales, le professeur Jean-Claude Dubé, de l?Université d?Ottawa, s?est fait connaître par l?originalité de ses travaux et son double intérêt pour la France de l?Ancien Régime et la colonie. Conçu dans un perspective large qui est celle de Jean-Claude Dubé... more...

  • Keeping Afloatby John Liley

    Loose Chippings 2011; US$ 13.11

    Keeping Afloat is a light-hearted tale of John Liley's exploits on the canals of France. John was working for a boating magazine when he was overcome with a dream of owning and operating a hotel-barge in France. Now, thirty years on, he tells of his often hilarious misadventures in the early days of setting up a business that would keep afloat. Characters... more...

  • Heines Liebeslebenby Max Kaufmann

    Diplomica Verlag 2011; US$ 11.65

    Hauptbeschreibung "Der Liebe für schöne Frauen war mein Leben gewidmet." (Heinrich Heine, Memoiren) Eine hohle Phrase eines romantischen Dichters? Mitnichten! Welch hohen Stellenwert die Liebe in Heines Leben hatte, zeigt ein akzentuierter Blick auf dessen lyrisches Gesamtwerk. Ob eine romantische Kurzbekanntschaft oder jahrelange Liaison, platonische... more...