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Peasants Into Frenchmen

Peasants Into Frenchmen Author Eugen Weber
ISBN-10 9780804710138
Release 1976
Pages 615
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France achieved national unity much later than is commonly supposed. For a hundred years and more after the Revolution, millions of peasants lived on as if in a timeless world, their existence little different from that of the generations before them. The author of this lively, often witty, and always provocative work traces how France underwent a veritable crisis of civilization in the early years of the French Republic as traditional attitudes and practices crumbled under the forces of modernization. Local roads and railways were the decisive factors, bringing hitherto remote and inaccessible regions into easy contact with markets and major centers of the modern world. The products of industry rendered many peasant skills useless, and the expanding school system taught not only the language of the dominant culture but its values as well, among them patriotism. By 1914, France had finally become La Patrie in fact as it had so long been in name.

Peasants Into Frenchmen

Peasants Into Frenchmen Author Eugen Weber
ISBN-10 0701124393
Release 1979
Pages 615
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My France

My France Author Eugen Weber
ISBN-10 0674595769
Release 1991
Pages 412
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Fifty years after reaching France by way of school in England, Eugen Weber presents a series of illuminations on the country he loves, and whose civilization he has made the centre of his life's work. My France focuses on some of the most intriguing aspects of French life: politics, myths, personalities, public problems, actions, conflicts.

The Life of a Simple Man

The Life of a Simple Man Author Emile Guillaumin
ISBN-10 9781611682267
Release 2012-08-15
Pages 231
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A classic in France, this moving first-person story can be read as a fictional account, as well as the best kind of material for historians of 19th-century French peasant life.


Nationalism Author Liah Greenfeld
ISBN-10 0674603192
Release 1993
Pages 581
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Nationalism is a movement and a state of mind that brings together national identity, consciousness, and collectivities. A five-country study that spans five hundred years, this historically oriented work in sociology bids well to replace all previous works on the subject.

A Modern History of Europe

A Modern History of Europe Author Eugen Weber
ISBN-10 UOM:39015007070959
Release 1973
Pages 1245
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Creating Spaniards

Creating Spaniards Author Sandie Eleanor Holguin
ISBN-10 0299176347
Release 2002
Pages 264
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A cultural and intellectual history that explains the intersection of politics and culture, and the formation of a national identity, during Spain's Second Republic and Civil War. It counters recent scholarship claiming that leaders of the Second Republic had no programmes for inventing traditions to encourage a Spanish national identity.

Evolving Nationalism

Evolving Nationalism Author Nadav Gershon Shelef
ISBN-10 0801476755
Release 2010
Pages 283
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"Evolving Nationalism is a delight. It will make a significant contribution to nationalist theory, moving it from some of its overdetermined and too-pat explanations and to an understanding of the history of Israel. I found Nadav G. Shelef's approach very persuasive and his use of evidence judicious and convincing."---Joel S. Migdal, Robert F. Philip Professor of International Studies, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington "Evolving Nationalism is a terrific, even amazing book. It is well ahead of the disciplinary curve, Shelef joins granular case knowledge to well-conceived, theoretically rigorous social science. But what makes the book unique is his sophisticated and effective deployment of evolutionary theory to solve the problem of explaining how seemingly deeply held ideological beliefs change over time without being guided by elites or by direct adaptation to changing incentives. His story about the ideological trajectory of the Zionist Right is fascinating, but his analysis reaches far beyond the story and will have an impact on the discipline as a whole."---Ian S. Lustick, University of Pennsylvania, author of Unsettled States, Disputed Lands "Nadav G. Shelef very effectively points out that there are several different conceptions of `nationalism.' He shows clearly that many forms of nationalism exist and thrive within Israel's different political movements, including Labor Zionist nationalism, Religious Zionist nationalism, and Revisionist Zionist nationalism."---Gregory Mahler, Eartham College

Citizenship and Nationhood in France and Germany

Citizenship and Nationhood in France and Germany Author Rogers BRUBAKER
ISBN-10 9780674028944
Release 2009-06-30
Pages 284
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"The difference between French and German definitions of citizenship is instructive - and, for millions of immigrants from North Africa, Turkey, and Eastern Europe, decisive. Rogers Brubaker shows how this difference - between the territorial basis of the French citizenry and the German emphasis on blood descent - was shaped and sustained by sharply differing understandings of nationhood, rooted in distinctive French and German paths to nation-statehood". --Publisher.

Guardians of the Nation

Guardians of the Nation Author Pieter M. Judson
ISBN-10 0674023250
Release 2006
Pages 313
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In the decades leading up to World War I, nationalist activists in imperial Austria labored to transform linguistically mixed rural regions into politically charged language frontiers. Using examples from several regions, including Bohemia and Styria, Pieter Judson traces the struggle to consolidate the loyalty of local populations for nationalist causes."Guardians of the Nation" offers a provocative challenge to standard accounts of the march of nationalism in modern Europe.

Why Ethnic Parties Succeed

Why Ethnic Parties Succeed Author Kanchan Chandra
ISBN-10 0521891418
Release 2007-02-15
Pages 368
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Why do some ethnic parties succeed in attracting the support of their target ethnic group while others fail? In a world in which ethnic parties flourish in both established and emerging democracies alike, understanding the conditions under which such parties rise and fall is of critical importance to both political scientists and policy makers. Drawing on a study of variation in the performance of ethnic parties in India, this book builds a theory of ethnic party performance in 'patronage democracies'. Chandra shows why individual voters and political entrepreneurs in such democracies condition their strategies not on party ideologies or policy platforms, but on a headcount of co-ethnics and others across party personnel and among the electorate.

The Discovery of France

The Discovery of France Author Graham Robb
ISBN-10 0393059731
Release 2007
Pages 454
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An exploration of France's rural landscapes and inhabitants celebrates the country's ancient tribes, prehistoric networks, and early religions, offering insight into how France was explored, charted, and colonized outside of regions under imperial influence.

Sex after Fascism

Sex after Fascism Author Dagmar Herzog
ISBN-10 9781400843329
Release 2007-01-22
Pages 368
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What is the relationship between sexual and other kinds of politics? Few societies have posed this puzzle as urgently, or as disturbingly, as Nazi Germany. What exactly were Nazism's sexual politics? Were they repressive for everyone, or were some individuals and groups given sexual license while others were persecuted, tormented, and killed? How do we make sense of the evolution of postwar interpretations of Nazism's sexual politics? What do we make of the fact that scholars from the 1960s to the present have routinely asserted that the Third Reich was "sex-hostile"? In response to these and other questions, Sex after Fascism fundamentally reconceives central topics in twentieth-century German history. Among other things, it changes the way we understand the immense popular appeal of the Nazi regime and the nature of antisemitism, the role of Christianity in the consolidation of postfascist conservatism in the West, the countercultural rebellions of the 1960s-1970s, as well as the negotiations between government and citizenry under East German communism. Beginning with a new interpretation of the Third Reich's sexual politics and ending with the revisions of Germany's past facilitated by communism's collapse, Sex after Fascism examines the intimately intertwined histories of capitalism and communism, pleasure and state policies, religious renewal and secularizing trends. A history of sexual attitudes and practices in twentieth-century Germany, investigating such issues as contraception, pornography, and theories of sexual orientation, Sex after Fascism also demonstrates how Germans made sexuality a key site for managing the memory and legacies of Nazism and the Holocaust.

Fast Cars Clean Bodies

Fast Cars  Clean Bodies Author Kristin Ross
ISBN-10 0262680912
Release 1996-01
Pages 261
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Fast Cars, Clean Bodies examines the crucial decade from Dien Bien Phu to the mid-1960s when France shifted rapidly from an agrarian, insular, and empire-oriented society to a decolonized, Americanized, and fully industrial one. In this analysis of a startling cultural transformation Kristin Ross finds the contradictions of the period embedded in its various commodities and cultural artifacts -- automobiles, washing machines, women's magazines, film, popular fiction, even structuralism -- as well as in the practices that shape, determine, and delimit their uses. In each of the book's four chapters, a central object of mythical image is refracted across a range of discursive and material spaces: social and private, textual and cinematic, national and international. The automobile, the new cult of cleanliness in the capital and the colonies, the waning of Sartre and de Beauvoir as the couple of national attention, and the emergence of reshaped, functionalist masculinities (revolutionary, corporate, and structural) become the key elements in this prehistory of postmodernism in France. Modernization ideology, Ross argues, offered the promise of limitless, even timeless, development. By situating the rise of "end of history" ideologies within the context of France's transition into mass culture and consumption, Ross returns the touted timelessness of modernization to history. She shows how the realist fiction and film of the period, as well as the work of social theorists such as Barthes, Lefebvre, and Morin who began at the time to conceptualize "everyday life," laid bare the disruptions and the social costs of events. And she argues that the logic of the racism prevalent in France today, focused on the figure of the immigrant worker, is itself the outcome of the French state's embrace of capitalist modernization ideology in the 1950s and 1960s.

Nationalist Exclusion and Ethnic Conflict

Nationalist Exclusion and Ethnic Conflict Author Andreas Wimmer
ISBN-10 052101185X
Release 2002-06-06
Pages 319
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Argues that nationalist exclusion and ethnic conflict are characteristic of a modern society that is fragmented into nation states.

Family Dependence and the Origins of the Welfare State

Family  Dependence  and the Origins of the Welfare State Author Susan Pedersen
ISBN-10 0521558344
Release 1995-08-25
Pages 478
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A comparative analysis of social policies in Britain and France between 1914 and 1945.

French Peasants in Revolt

French Peasants in Revolt Author Ted W. Margadant
ISBN-10 9781400820320
Release 2012-09-03
Pages 408
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The triumphant rise of Louis Napoleon Bonaparte over his Republican opponents has been the central theme of most narrative accounts of mid-nineteenth-century France, while resistance to the coup d'état generally has been neglected. By placing the insurrection of December 1851 in a broad perspective of socioeconomic and political development, Ted Margadant displays its full significance as a turning point in modern French history. He argues that, as the first expression of a new form of political participation on the part of the peasants, resistance to the coup was of greater importance than previously supposed. Furthermore, it provides and appropriate testing ground for more general theories of peasant movements and popular revolts. Using manuscript materials in French national and departmental archives that cover all the major areas of revolt, the author examines the insurrection in depth on a national scale. After a brief discussion of the main characteristics of the insurrection, he analyzes its economic and social foundations; the dialectic of repression and conspiracy that fostered the political crisis; and the armed mobilizations, violence, and massive arrests that exploded as the result. A final chapter considers the implications of the insurrection for larger issues in the social and political history of modern France.