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French Politics, Culture & Society

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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.

French Politics, Culture & Society is now available on JSTOR!

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

Forthcoming Issue, Winter 2018

Volume 36, Issue 3

Special Issue: Writing History and the Social Sciences with Ivan Jablonka

Guest Editor: Nathan Bracher

Nathan Bracher
Introduction: Writing History and the Social Sciences with Ivan Jablonka

Sarah Fishman
Jablonka’s History: Literature and the Search for Truth

Julie Fette
From Casablanca to Houston: A Family Story

Melanie Hawthorne
Searching for What Is Already Found: Ivan Jablonka and the Life of a Nobody

Donald Reid
To Bear Witness After the Era of the Witness: The Projects of Christophe Boltanski and Ivan Jablonka

Nathan Bracher
Jablonka et la question du sujet en sciences sociales: Le cas de Laëtitia ou la fin des hommes

Ivan Jablonka
The Future of the Human Sciences

General Articles

Christina Carroll
Republican Imperialisms: Narrating the History of “Empire” in France, 1885–1900

Eli Thorkelson
Two Failures of Left Internationalism: Political Mimesis at French University Counter-Summits, 2010–2011

Book Reviews

Aro Velmet
Medical Imperialism in French North Africa: Regenerating the Jewish Community of Colonial Tunis by Richard C. Parks

Rachel Kantrowitz
Contesting French West Africa: Battles over Schools and the Colonial Order, 1900–1950 by Harry Gamble

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