French Politics, Culture & Society

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Editor: Herrick Chapman

FPC&S is the journal of the Conference Group on French Politics & Society. It is jointly sponsored by the Institute of French Studies at New York University and the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies at Harvard University

French Politics, Culture & Society explores modern and contemporary France from the perspectives of the social sciences, history, and cultural analysis. It also examines France's relationship to the larger world, especially Europe, the United States, and the former French Empire. The editors also welcome pieces on recent debates and events, as well as articles that explore the connections between French society and cultural expression of all sorts (such as art, film, literature, and popular culture). Issues devoted to a single theme appear from time to time. With refereed research articles, timely essays, and reviews of books in many disciplines, French Politics, Culture & Society provides a forum for learned opinion and the latest scholarship on France.

Subjects: Contemporary French Studies, Politics, History, Sociology, Anthropology, Geography, Cultural Studies

Current Issue, Spring 2014

Volume 32, Issue 1


SPECIAL ISSUE: Representations, History, and Wartime France

Guest Editor: Brett Bowles


Brett Bowles

Hélène Berr et l’écriture de l’histoire
Nathan Bracher

Undesirable Pen Pals, Unthinkable Houseguests: Representations of Franco-German Friendships in a Post-Liberation Trial Dossier and Suite Française
Sandra Ott

Black Market Fictions: Au bon beurre, La traversée de Paris, and the Black Market in France
Kenneth Mouré

Résistance oblige? Historiography, Memory, and the Evolution of Le Silence de la mer, 1942–2012
Brett Bowles


The Joinovici Affair: The Stavisky of the Fourth Republic
Jeffrey Mehlman


Ça commence aujourd’hui, Être et avoir et Entre les murs: Une vision diffractée de l’école républicaine française
Annie Jouan-Westlund