Politics, Culture, and Class in the French Revolution / Edition 1

Politics, Culture, and Class in the French Revolution / Edition 1

by Lynn Hunt
     
 


When this book was published in 1984, it reframed the debate on the French Revolution, shifting the discussion from the Revolution's role in wider, extrinsic processes (such as modernization, capitalist development, and the rise of twentieth-century totalitarian regimes) to its central political significance: the discovery of the potential of political action… See more details below

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When this book was published in 1984, it reframed the debate on the French Revolution, shifting the discussion from the Revolution's role in wider, extrinsic processes (such as modernization, capitalist development, and the rise of twentieth-century totalitarian regimes) to its central political significance: the discovery of the potential of political action to consciously transform society by molding character, culture, and social relations. In a new preface to this twentieth-anniversary edition, Hunt reconsiders her work in the light of the past twenty years' scholarship.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520241565
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
05/28/2004
Series:
Studies on the History of Society and Culture
Edition description:
First Edition, Twentieth Anniversary Edition, With a New Preface
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
734,804
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction : interpreting the French revolution1
Pt. IThe poetics of power
1The rhetoric of revolution19
2Symbolic forms of political practice52
3The imagery of radicalism87
Pt. IIThe sociology of politics
4The political geography of revolution123
5The new political class149
6Outsiders, culture brokers, and political networks180
Conclusion : revolution in political culture213
App. ACorrelation matrix of selected political, economic, and demographic variables237
App. BOccupational analysis of city councillors in Amiens, Bordeaux, Nancy, and Toulouse242

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