French Politics, Culture & Society

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Editor: Herrick Chapman, New York University

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 2015

Volume 33, Issue 1

SPECIAL ISSUE: The Politics of Empire in Post-Revolutionary France

Guest Editors: Naomi Andrews and Jennifer Sessions

Naomi J. Andrews and Jennifer E. Sessions
Introduction: The Politics of Empire in Post-Revolutionary France

Sue Peabody
Freedom Papers Hidden in His Shoe: Navigating Emancipation across Imperial Boundaries

Allyson Jaye Delnore
Empire by Example? Deportees in France and Algeria and the Re-Making of a Modern Empire, 1846–1854

Miranda Spieler
Slave Flight, Slave Torture, and the State: Nineteenth-Century French Guiana

Jennifer Sessions
Colonizing Revolutionary Politics: Algeria and the French Revolution of 1848


Christopher S. Thompson
From Black-Blanc-Beur to Black-Black-Black? “L’Affaire des Quotas” and the Shattered “Image of 1998” in Twenty-First-Century France


Francesca Trivellato


Justin Izzo
In the Museum of Man: Race, Anthropology, and Empire in France, 1850–1950 by Alice L. Conklin

Valerie Deacon
What Soldiers Do: Sex and the American GI in World War II by Mary Louise Roberts

John P. Murphy
Food, Farms & Solidarity: French Farmers Challenge Industrial Agriculture and Genetically Modified Crops by Chaia Helle