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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, Spring 2019

Volume 37, Issue 1

Special Issue: The French Resistance in Transnational Perspective

Valerie Deacon

Ludivine Broch
The Resistance in Color: North Africans, Colonials, and Indigènes in the French Internal Resistance, 1940–44

Olivier Wieviorka
La résistance a-t-elle, à l’ouest, été un phénomène européen?

Charlotte Faucher
Transnational Cultural Propaganda: French Cultural Policies in Britain during the Second World War

Valerie Deacon
International Cooperation, Transnational Circulation: Escape, Evasion, and Resistance in France, 1940–1945

General Articles

Hanna Diamond
The Return of the Republic: Crowd Photography and the Liberation in Toulouse 1944–1945

Minayo Nasiali
An Inconvenient Expertise: French Colonial Sailors and Technological Knowledge in the Union Française

Sarah Mazouz
The Value of Nation: Bureaucratic Practices and the Lived Experience in the French Naturalization Process

Book Reviews

Naomi J. Andrews
The Cult of the Modern: Trans-Mediterranean France and the Construction of French Modernity by Gavin Murray-Miller

Benoit Coquard
Yearning to Labor: Youth, Unemployment, and Social Destiny in Urban France by John Murphy

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