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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

Current Issue, Spring 2017

Volume 35, Issue 1

Special Issue: Literature and the Press

Guest Editor: Marie-Ève Thérenty

Marie-Ève Thérenty
Introduction: Petit manifeste pour les “Press and Literature Studies”

Guillaume Pinson
Les journaux francophones au dix-neuvième siècle, entre enjeux locaux et perspective globale

Catherine Nesci
La flânerie au feuilleton? Quotidien et modernité critique chez Siegfried Kracauer

Patricia Mainardi
The Invention of the Illustrated Press in France

Alain Vaillant
La modernité, invention médiatique

Marie-Ève Thérenty
Journalistes scandaleuses des années trente: Petite réflexion sur l’histoire de la presse de l’entre-deux-guerres

Elizabeth Emery
Disruptive Technology: Social Media from Modiano to Zola and Proust

Adeline Wrona
Trajectoires numériques de la chronique judiciaire: DSK et le procès Carlton dans Le Monde, entre écrit et écran


Mohamed-Ali Adraoui
Le salafisme quiétiste en France: un exemple d’apolitisme militant?

Reflections, Events, and Debates

Seth Armus
Trying on the Veil: Sexual Autonomy and the End of the French Republic in Michel Houellebecq’s Submission

Book Reviews

Patrick Young
The Siege of Strasbourg by Rachel Chrastil

David Looseley
The Americanization of France: Searching for Happiness after the Algerian War by Barnett Singer

Elayne Oliphant
Rhinestones, Religion, and the Republic: Fashioning Jewishness in France by Kimberly A. Arkin

Kolja Lindner
L’Affaire Baby Loup ou la nouvelle laïcité by Stéphanie Hennette Vauchez and Vincent Valentin

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