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Cultural History in France
Local Debates, Global Perspectives

ISBN 9780367271879
Published July 2, 2019 by Routledge
344 Pages

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Book Description

This volume, which gathers contributions presented at the annual conferences of l'Association pour le développement de l'histoire culturelle (ADHC), questions the subjects and boundaries of cultural history in France – with regard to neighboring approaches such as cultural studies, media studies, and gender studies – to elaborate a "social history of representations." Historians, philosophers and sociologists address a large variety of topics and methodological proposals. Definitions, objects and actors, memories and cultural transfers: this book depicts the major questions that underlie the historical debate at the beginning of the 21st century.

Table of Contents

Part I: Definitions and Frontiers

1. Introduction to Part I

Loïc Vadelorge

2. Cultural History: A Domain, a Perspective, and an Interface

Jean-François Sirinelli

3. What Is Mediology?

Régis Debray

4. Literary History/Cultural History: Material for a Dialogue

Paul Aron

5. The Cultural Dimension of Social History

Christian Chevandier

6. The History of Knowledge: Social or Cultural History?

Peter Burke

7. Borders (and Their Porosity) Between Cultural History and Media History

Anne-Claude Ambroise Rendu

8. Myths and Truths of French Legal Culture, 19th-20th Centuries

Jean-Louis Halpérin

9. Debate on the Sociology of Culture

Laurent Martin, with Olivier Donnat, Laurent Jeanpierre, and Éric Maigret

Part II: Subjects

10. Introduction to Part II

Sylvain Venayre

11. Inner Senses and Their Old Markers

Georges Vigarello

12. Towards a History of Colors: Possibilities and Limits

Michel Pastoureau

13. For a History of the Sensitivity to the Weather

Alain Corbin

14. From the Reading of 18th-Century Police Archives to the Construction of Objects of Historical Study

Arlette Farge

15. History: The Masculine Hypothesis

André Rauch

16. A Romantic House: George Sand’s Nohant

Michelle Perrot

17. Television and Mass Culture

Evelyne Cohen

18. Cultural History and Music

Anaïs Fléchet

19. A Contribution to a Historical Approach to the Audiovisual Landscapes of Radio and Television

Pascale Gœtschel

20. "Popular Culture", "Mass Culture": A Definition or a Prerequisite?

Pascal Ory

Part III: Memory and History

21. Introduction to Part III

Laurent Martin

22. Italian Sites of Memory

Mario Isnenghi

23. Historiographical Conflicts and Memory-Based Heritage: On the Luoghi della memoria and LItalie par elle-même, Edited by Mario Isnenghi

Manuela Martini

24. Sites of Memory, Erinnerungsorte

Étienne François

25. "A Cry of Horror from the Abyss": Passers-On of the Indescribable: Lemkin, Fry, Karski, 1941-1944

Annette Becker

26. Israeli National Memory: Formation, Variations, and Objections

Avner Ben-Amos

Part IV: Perspectives and Transfers

27. Introduction to Part IV

Laurent Martin

28: Can We Write a European History of Culture in the Contemporary Period?

Christophe Charle

29. Disciplinary Smuggling

Denis Saint-Jacques

30. The Paris-London Line of Cultural Studies: A One-Way Track?

Érik Neveu

31. British Perspectives on French Cultural History

Michael Kelly

32. Is There History Under Colonial Culture?

Emmanuelle Sibeud

33. Colonial History Today: A Cultural History?

Isabelle Surun

34. Appraisal and Ideas for a Global Cultural History

Chloé Maurel

35. Some Remarks on the Teaching of Cultural History in Eastern European Universities

Svetla Moussakova

36. Cultural History Facing the "Transnational Turn"

Ludovic Tournès

37. General Conclusion

Jean-Yves Mollier

Annex: About ADHC

Evelyne Cohen

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Evelyne Cohen is Professor Emeritus of Contemporary Cultural History at École nationale supérieure des sciences de l’information et des bibliothèques (ENSSIB-Lyon University).

Anaïs Fléchet is Associate Professor of History at Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines.

Pascale Goetschel is Professor of Social and Political History of Culture at the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne.

Laurent Martin is Professor of Contemporary History at the University of Paris 3 Sorbonne-Nouvelle.

Pascal Ory is Professor Emeritus of History at Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University.