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  • Intellectuals and Politics in Post-War Franceby David Drake

    Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 155.00

    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 LÚvy and Bourdieu. In this accessible study, he explores why there was a radical reassessment of the intellectual's... more...

  • Spectacular Politicsby Matthew N Truesdell

    Oxford University Press 1997; US$ 109.99

    This study examines Louis-Napoleon Bonaparte's use of public spectacle to dazzle the French population after the inception of universal male suffrage in 1848. Drawing on newspapers, archival sources and memoirs, Truesdell argues that Louis-Napoleon pioneered the manipulation of a mass electorate. 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...

  • Franceby William J. Roberts

    Infobase Publishing 2004; US$ 85.00

    With an A to Z dictionary of people, events and issues, this reference guide provides readers with a greater understanding of French history, from the Renaissance to the present, more...

  • Reproductions of Banalityby Alice Yaeger Kaplan; Russell Berman

    University of Minnesota Press 1986; US$ 51.00

    Reproductions of Banality was first published in 1986. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions. An established fascist state has never existed in France, and after World War II there was a tendency to... more...

  • Pardon My Frenchby Charles Timoney

    Penguin Group US 2008; US$ 11.99

    From getting the best value from the boulangerie to ordering a steak without getting sneered at, an A-to-Z guide to fitting in en Franšais Englishman Charles Timoney was thrown into French life headfirst twenty-five years ago when he and his wife moved to her native France. He had studied French in school, but his memory of vocabulary lists... more...

  • 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...