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French Politics, Culture & Society

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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

Forthcoming Issue, Summer 2017

Volume 35, Issue 2

Special Issue

In Search of Europe, Past and Present: Essays in Honor of Stanley Hoffmann


Peter Gourevitch
The Origins of the Stanley Hoffmann We Knew: Some Comparisons on his Vichy Years with My Family Story

Suzanne Berger
Populism and the Failures of Representation

Charles S. Maier
Demos and Nation: Misplacing the Dilemmas of the European Union – In Memory of Stanley Hoffmann

Anne Sa'adah
After the Party: Trump, Le Pen, and the New Normal

Sophie Meunier
Is France Still Relevant?



Economics of Empire: Wine, France, and Algeria

Owen White and Elizabeth Heath
The French Empire and the History of Economic Life

Elizabeth Heath
The Color of French Wine: Southern Wine Producers Respond to Competition from the Algerian Wine Industry in the Early Third Republic

Owen White
Roll Out the Barrel: French and Algerian Ports and the Birth of the Wine Tanker


Book Reviews

Edward Berenson
The Courtesan and the Gigolo: The Murders in the Rue Montaigne and the Dark Side of Empire in Nineteenth-Century Parisby Aaron Freundschuh

Elinor Accampo
The Other Americans in Paris: Businessmen, Countesses, Wayward Youth, 1880–1941by Nancy L. Green

Joseph Bohling
Eurafrica: The Untold History of European Integration and Colonialism by Peo Hansen and Stefan Jonsson

Michael Seidman
Malaise dans la démocratieby Jean-Pierre Le Goff

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