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, Summer 2014

Volume 32, Issue 2


SPECIAL ISSUE: French Studies and Its Futures

Introduction: Flourishing in a Tough Climate
Herrick Chapman

Can French Studies Exist Today?
George Ross

A Few Thoughts on the Future of French Studies
Arthur Goldhammer

French History: Old Paradigms, Current Tendencies, New Directions
Laura Frader

More than a Turn? The “Colonial” in French Studies
Emmanuelle Saada

Nous sommes tous francophones
Laurent Dubois and Achille Mbembe

La Civilisation du journal entre histoire et littérature: Perspectives et prospectives
Marie-Ève Thérenty

How Neo-Liberalism Has Transformed France’s Symbolic Boundaries?
Michèle Lamont and Nicolas Duvoux



Léopold Sédar Senghor prisonnier de guerre allemand: Une nouvelle approche fondée sur un texte inédit
Raffael Scheck

Larzac in the Broad 1968 and After
Donald Reid

Les électeurs socialistes dans les primaires présidentielles à Paris
Marino De Luca



In Rousseau’s Shadow
Aurelian Craiutu



Paris Dreams, Paris Memories: The City and Its Mystique by Charles Rearick
Rosemary Wakeman

France under Fire: German Invasion, Civilian Flight, and Family Survival during World War II by Nicole Dombrowski Risser
Shannon L. Fogg

Divided Memory: French Recollections of World War II from the Liberation to the Present by Olivier Wieviorka
Elizabeth Campbell Karlsgodt

French Primitivism and the Ends of Empire, 1945–1975 by Daniel J. Sherman
Jennifer Anne Boittin