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The Routledge Handbook of French Politics and Culture

1st Edition

Edited by Marion Demossier, David Lees, Aurélien Mondon, Nina Parish


304 pages | 7 B/W Illus.

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Hardback: 9781138101753
pub: 2019-10-30
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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.

Table of Contents

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

Aurélien Mondon

2. The French Party Political System

Jocelyn Evans

3. France and the World: The African Dimension

Margaret A. Majumdar

4. Gender in Modern and Contemporary French Politics

Gill Allwood

Part II: Identification and Belonging

5. The Politics of Migration

Abdellali Hajjat

6. The Political Transversality of Islamophobia: An Analysis of Historical and Ideological Foundations

Marwan Mohammed

7. The new Politics of Racialisation in France: The Roma, Territorialisation and Mobility

Marion Demossier

8. Youth and Politics in France: Democratic Deficit or New Model of Citizenship?

Anne Muxel

9. Anti-racism, Race and the Republic in Contemporary France

Tom Martin

Part III: Spaces of Political and Cultural Contestation

10. La France dans la Rue

Chris Reynolds

11. The French ‘Banlieue’: Realities, Myths, Representations

Christina Horvath

12. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: ‘Banlieue Youth’ as Figure of Speech and as Speaking Figures

Fabien Truong

13. Night-clubs and National Belonging: Malek Boutih’s Solutions for Personal and National Insecurity

Mehammed Mack

14. Local and Social Belonging in the Contemporary French Rural World

Nicolas Renahy

15. Gender and Crisis: Women’s Writing in French at the Start of the Twenty-first Century

Shirley Jordan

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

David Lees

18. Cultural Policy: A Weakened Exception? (1959–2016)

Philippe Poirier

19. Popular Music Nostalgia in Contemporary French Media Discourse

Chris Tinker

20. Media and Contemporary France

Raymond Kuhn

21. The Multiple Deaths of the French Intellectuals

Benoît Dillet

22. Jewish Culture in Twenty-first Century France

Rebecca Infield and Rebekah Vince

About the Editors

Marion Demossier is Professor of French and European Studies at the University of Southampton, UK, where she holds a Chair in Social Anthropology.

David Lees is Senior Teaching Fellow in French Studies at the University of Warwick, UK.

Aurélien Mondon is Senior Lecturer in Politics at the University of Bath, UK.

Nina Parish is Professor in French and Francophone Studies at the University of Stirling, UK.

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