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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.

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

Current Issue, Summer 2016

Volume 34, Issue 2

Special Issue: Between France and Algeria: The Social History of Algerians in the Twentieth Century

Guest Editors: Muriel Cohen and Annick Lacroix


Muriel Cohen and Annick Lacroix
Introduction - Entre Algérie et France: Écrire une histoire sociale des Algériens au vingtième siècle

Annick Lacroix
Au contact: Postiers non-citoyens dans l’Algérie colonisée (vers 1900–1939)

Hannah-Louise Clark
Administering Vaccination in Interwar Algeria: Medical Auxiliaries, Smallpox, and the Colonial State in the Communes mixtes

Neil MacMaster
The Algerian Café-Hotel: Hub of the Nationalist Underground, Paris 1926–1962

Muriel Cohen
Les circulations entre France et Algérie: Un nouveau regard sur les migrants (post)coloniaux (1945–1985)

Emmanuel Blanchard
Derrière le massacre d’État: Ancrages politiques, sociaux et territoriaux de la “démonstration de masse” du 17 octobre 1961 à Paris


Arthur Asseraf
Fanny Colonna: Thinking Differently Under Colonialism


Richard Ivan Jobs
Redrawing French Empire in Comics by Mark McKinney

Judith Surkis
Freedom Time: Negritude, Decolonization, and the Future of the World by Gary Wilder

Laura Lee Downs
The Civilizing Mission in the Metropole: Algerian Families and the French Welfare State during Decolonization by Amelia Lyons

Nimisha Barton
L’Immigration ou les paradoxes de l’altérité, Vol. 3: La Fabrication des identités culturelles by Abdelmalek Sayad

Kimberly A. Arkin
Muslims and Jews in France: History of a Conflict by Maud Mandel


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