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, Winter 2014

Volume 32, Issue 3


SPECIAL ISSUE: Technology, the Visual and Culture

Underwater Optics as Symbolic Form
Margaret Cohen

Dimanche à Orly: The Jet-Age Airport and the Spectacle of Technology between Sky and Earth
Vanessa R. Schwartz

“Plunging the Soul into Contemplation” — On MoMA’s Le Corbusier: An Atlas of Modern Landscapes
Nicole C. Rudolph



The Carnot Commission and the Teacher Insurgency of Second Republic France
Nicholas Toloudis

Continental Collaboration: The Transition from Ultranationalism to Pan-Europeanism by the Interwar French Fascist Right
Sarah Shurts

The Mendès France Milk Regime: Alcoholism as a Problem of Agricultural Subsidies, 1954–1955
Joseph Bohling

A Capitalism That Kills: Workplace Suicides at France Télécom
Sarah Waters



Verdun: The Longest Battle of the Great War by Paul Jankowski
Robert Doughty

Dreaming in French: The Paris Years of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy, Susan Sontag, and Angela Davis by Alice Kaplan
Donald Reid

The Law of Kinship: Anthropology, Psychoanalysis, and the Family in France by Camille Robcis
Judith G. Coffin