304 pages | 7 B/W Illus.
The Routledge Handbook of French Politics and Culture provides a detailed survey of the highly differentiated field of research on French politics, society and culture across the social sciences and humanities.
The handbook includes contributions from the most eminent authors in their respective fields who bring their authority to bear on the task of outlining the current state-of-the art research in French Studies across disciplinary boundaries. As such, it represents an innovative as well as an authoritative survey of the field, representing an opportunity for a critical examination of the contrasts and the continuities in methodological and disciplinary orientations in a single volume.
The Routledge Handbook of French Politics and Culture will be essential reading and an authoritative reference for scholars, students, researchers and practitioners involved in, and actively concerned about, research on French politics, society and culture.
Introduction: French Politics and Culture in the Macron Era
Marion Demossier, David Lees, Aurélien Mondon and Nina Parish
Part I: Politics in Modern and Contemporary France
1. From Despair, to Hope, to Limbo: The French Elections and the Future of the Republic
2. The French Party Political System
3. France and the World: The African Dimension
Margaret A. Majumdar
4. Gender in Modern and Contemporary French Politics
Part II: Identification and Belonging
5. The Politics of Migration
6. The Political Transversality of Islamophobia: An Analysis of Historical and Ideological Foundations
7. The new Politics of Racialisation in France: The Roma, Territorialisation and Mobility
8. Youth and Politics in France: Democratic Deficit or New Model of Citizenship?
9. Anti-racism, Race and the Republic in Contemporary France
Part III: Spaces of Political and Cultural Contestation
10. La France dans la Rue
11. The French ‘Banlieue’: Realities, Myths, Representations
12. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: ‘Banlieue Youth’ as Figure of Speech and as Speaking Figures
13. Night-clubs and National Belonging: Malek Boutih’s Solutions for Personal and National Insecurity
14. Local and Social Belonging in the Contemporary French Rural World
15. Gender and Crisis: Women’s Writing in French at the Start of the Twenty-first Century
Part IV: Mediating Memories and Cultures
16. Remembering the First World War in France: HGG and Thiepval
Nina Parish and Eleanor Rowley
17. Waging the War of Words: Propaganda and the Mass Media in Modern France, 1939–2017
18. Cultural Policy: A Weakened Exception? (1959–2016)
19. Popular Music Nostalgia in Contemporary French Media Discourse
20. Media and Contemporary France
21. The Multiple Deaths of the French Intellectuals
22. Jewish Culture in Twenty-first Century France
Rebecca Infield and Rebekah Vince