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, Summer 2015

Volume 33, Issue 2

SPECIAL ISSUE: Decolonization and Religion in the French Empire

Guest Editors: Elizabeth Foster and Giuliana Chamedes

Elizabeth Foster and Giuliana Chamedes

Pascal Bourdeaux
Regards sur l’autonomisation religieuse dans le processus d’indépendance du Vietnam au milieu du vingtième siècle

Charlotte Walker-Said
Science and Charity: Rival Catholic Visions for Humanitarian Practice at the End of Empire

Giuliana Chamedes
The Catholic Origins of Economic Development after World War II

Naomi Davidson
“Brothers from South of the Mediterranean”: Decolonizing the Jewish “Family” during the Algerian War

Darcie Fontaine
After the Exodus: Catholics and the Formation of Postcolonial Identity in Algeria


Richard Ivan Jobs
Bonnie Smith and the Mirror of History

Arthur Goldhammer
Explaining the Rise of the Front National: Political Rhetoric or Cultural Insecurity?


Michael C. Behrent
Adventures of the Symbolic: Post-Marxism and Radical Democracy by Warren Breckman

Eugenia C. Kiesling
French Cycling A Social and Cultural Historyby Hugh Dauncey