France Since 1870 Culture, Society and the Making of the Republic

ISBN-10: 0230573398

ISBN-13: 9780230573390

Edition: 2nd 2009 (Revised)

Authors: Charles Sowerwine

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Widely praised when it was first published, this new edition has been brought up to the present and thoroughly revised to take into account the latest research. It now includes maps and more coverage of topics such as: racial strife, colonial difficulties, France's role in post-war European integration (including the EU), and women and gender.
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List price: $42.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date: 1/8/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 576
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.112
Language: English

SUSAN K. FOLEYnbsp;Principal Fellow in History at the University of Melbourne, Australia, having previously beennbsp;Associate Professor of History at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. Her publications include Women in France since 1789: the Meanings of Difference , and Flora Tristan: Life Stories . nbsp; CHARLES SOWERWINEnbsp;Professorial Fellow at the University of Melbourne, Australia,nbsp;previously Professor of History. His publications include France since 1870: Culture, Society and the Making of the Republic and Sisters or Citizens? Women and Socialism in France since 1876 .

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French Regimes
The Birth of the Third Republic, 1870-85
France in 1870
Paris, 'capital of the nineteenth century
An economy in transition
French society in 1870: nobles and bourgeois
French society in 1870: workers from farm to factory
The Franco-Prussian War and the Paris Commune, 1870-1
The Franco-Prussian War, 1870-1
The proclamation of the Third Republic, 4 September 1870
The siege of Paris, September 1870-February 1871, and the end of the war
The struggle for Paris, 1-18 March 1871 15
Paris under the Central Committee of the National Guard, 18-28 March 1871
'The days of the Commune': 28 March-21 May 1871
La Semaine sanglante {the Week of Blood): 21-28 May 1871
The Triumph of the Republicans, 1871-85
Thiers in power, 1871-3
The monarchists in power: 'Moral Order' vs the republicans, 1873-6
The republicans come to power, 1876-9
The Republic of Jules Ferry I: republican liberties
The Republic of Jules Ferry II: republican education
The Republic of Jules Ferry IH: republican colonization
The Cultural Bases of Republicanism
Reason and the republican project
Materialism and anticlericalism
Freemasonry and the Republic
Masculinity and the Republic
From Realism to Impressionism in the visual arts
Time and narrative
History and the Republic
Testing Time for the Republic, 1885-1918
Challenges to the Republic (1): Constructing the Modern Right
Origins of the new nationalism and anti-Semitism
The new nationalism and the Boulanger Affair, 1885-9
The apogee of 'peasant France'?
The Panama Affair, 1889-93
The Church, the Republic and the social question, 1889-96
Dreyfus, from Case to Affair, 1894-7
The Dreyfus Affair and mass politics, 1898-1902
Challenges to the Republic (2): Constructing the Modern Left
The conditions of life and the development of social movements
Anarchism and syndicalism
The Dreyfus Revolution79
Clemenceau and the defeat of labor, 1906-10
Colonies, alliances and the origins of the Great War, 1898-1914
The Cultural Revolution of the Belle Epaque
New cultural space: the Montmartre cafes
The erosion of realism
The erosion of objective time
The fragmentation of perception
The Great War, 1914-18
From war of movement to stationary war
The trenches
The home front
The evolution of the war
Peace movements during the war
Wild cards: Russia, America and Clemenceau
Counting the losses
The Decline of the Third Republic, 1919-40
France after the War, 1919-28
Class struggle and the elections of 1919
Gender struggle: repression
Gender struggle: liberation?
Class struggle again
National and international affairs: from peace to crises
From first-wave fascism to the Poincare years
France in the Depression, 1929-35
Everyday life in the Depression
Politics and second-wave fascism
The Stavisky Affair and the riots of 6 February 1934
Republican response to the 6 February 1934
Popular Front, 193 6-7
Origins of the Popular Front
The Popular Front and the strikes of May-June 1936
The Popular Front and women
The Matignon Agreements and Popular Front reforms
The challenge of Spain
The 'wall of money'?
Culture between the Wars
Dadaism and Surrealism
Early cinema
The revolt in music
Surrealism, art, and art deco
The literature of war and despair
The literature of reform and revolt
Cinema and politics
The Fall of France, 1938-40
Foreign policy, 1924-38
The Anschluss and Munich, 1938
The death of the Popular Front and the rise of fascism
Gender struggle
Toward war, 1939
The French army and the Blitzkrieg
The Armistice and the death of the Republic
The Vichy Interlude and its Aftermath, 1940-6
Vichy in Power, 1940-2
Was Vichy fascist?
The Vichy government
The cult of personality
Vichy's New Order
Vichy's search for collaboration
The politics of exclusion
French participation in the Holocaust
Explaining French participation in the Holocaust
Resistance and Liberation, 1942-4
Charles de Gaulle and the call
The beginnings of resistance in France
The stakes are raised, 1940-2
The stakes are raised again, 1942-3
The Liberation of France
Liberated Prance, 1944-6
The struggle for authority
The purge
The price of war
Reform and reconstruction
Rebuilding the Republic
The parties write a Constitution
Existentialism: Culture of the Resistarice?
Beauvoir, Camus and Sartre
The effect of the war
From the Liberation to Le Deuxieme Sexe
From hope to despair
The Fourth Republic, 1946-58
Vietnam War, Cold War, 1946-54
The colonial heritage
An autonomous Vietnam in the French Union?
The eruption of the Cold War in French politics
Social explosion, 1947
The beginnings of European institutions
The 'Third Force' and the 1951 elections
On to Dien Bien Phu
Pierre Mendes France and the Geneva conference
The 1950s - Of Coke and Culture
The French economic miracle
'Fast Cars, Clean Bodies
Modernization or Americanization?
France versus America: the culture wars
Culture in the 1950s: the theater of the absurd
The Algerian War Erupts, 1954-7
Algeria in historical perspective
The fall of Mendes France
Fallout in Paris: the 1956 elections
Guy Mollet escalates the war
The Suez invasion
Torture: the Battle of Algiers
The Pall of the Fourth Republic, 1958
From international incident to national crisis
'The thirteen plots of 13 May'
Rebuilding the state in Algeria
Rebuilding the state in France
The Fifth Republic I, 1958-81
The Fifth Republic under De Gaulle, 1958-68
Putting Down the Generals
Torture and Anti-War Movements
Attempted Putsch and Terror
The Evian Accords
Domestic Politics under de Gaulle
Economic growth
The politics of 'grandeur': industry and foreign policy
The politics of 'grandeur': urbanism and culture
Cultural Explosion: New Theory, New Cinema, New Novel
New French theory and post-modernism
Three precursors: Saussure, Lacan, Levi-Strauss
Roland Barthes (1915-80)
Michel Foucault (1926-84)
Jacques Derrida (1930-2004)
The 'new novel'
'New wave' cinema
Social Explosion: May '68
A crisis in higher education
A new critique of modern society
Preparing the explosion
Detonating the explosion
The workers join
From revolt to revolution?
The Fifth Republic under Pompidou and Giscard, 1969-81
Politics and auto-gestion
Pompidou and Vichy
The Common Market and the renewal of the left
Pompidou and Paris348
Last years of the boom
The new industrial revolution and women
Women's rights, gay rights
New theory: feminism, gay rights and 'new philosophers'
Valery Giscard d'Estaing: liberal reform?
Oil, unemployment, and immigration
Politics in the late 1970s
The Fifth Republic D, 1981-2007
'Socialist France'? 1981-8
Creating 'Socialist France', 1981-2
The lasting reforms
Mitterrand and women: almost all the way to the altar
The 'wall of money1 again? 1982-3
Treading water, 1984-6
Integration, Beur culture, and the rise of the National Front
Cohabitation, 1986-8
Mitterrand in decline, 1988-95
Michel Rocard's government, 1988-91
Integration and foulards
From Berlin to Maastricht: foreign policy and Europe, 1989-92
The Socialists in decline
Celebrating revolution, exposing collaboration
Mitterrand, Chirac and Paris
Balladur Prime Minister: Immigration, education, and free trade
Toward the presidential elections of 1995
Epilogue: the end of the Mitterrand era
From Juppe to Jospin, 1995-2002
The 1995 strikes
The surprise elections of 1997: Socialist renaissance
The Jospin Experiment, 1997-2002
Opposition to liberalism and globalization
Toward homosexual liberation: the PaCS
Revising the Constitution: The Quinquennat
Remembering Vichy, Forgetting Algeria
Presidential Elections 2002: Vichy's revenge
Toward Sarkozy's Republic, 2002-7
The Iraq War: France out in the cold
Integration; the foulard crisis, 2002-4
The Colonial Past: Papon and la querelle des memoires, 2002-7
Rejecting Europe, 2005
Integration: the banlieue riots, October 2005
Neo-Liberalism?: the 'CPE' riots, February-March 2006
Sarko/Sego, 2006-7
Sarkozy's Republic
Conclusion: The End of 'The French Exception'?
Making the Republic
A just society
A culture of universal significance?
The Identity of France
Suggestions for Further Reading
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