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Press, Revolution, and Social Identities in France, 1830-1835 / Edition 1
     

Press, Revolution, and Social Identities in France, 1830-1835 / Edition 1

by Jeremy D. Popkin
 

ISBN-10: 0271021535

ISBN-13: 9780271021539

Pub. Date: 10/28/2001

Publisher: Penn State University Press

In this innovative study of the press during the French Revolutionary crisis of the early 1830s, Jeremy Popkin shows that newspapers played a crucial role in defining a new repertoire of identities—for workers, women, and members of the middle classes—that redefined Europe’s public sphere.

Nowhere was this process more visible than in Lyon, the

Overview

In this innovative study of the press during the French Revolutionary crisis of the early 1830s, Jeremy Popkin shows that newspapers played a crucial role in defining a new repertoire of identities—for workers, women, and members of the middle classes—that redefined Europe’s public sphere.

Nowhere was this process more visible than in Lyon, the great manufacturing center where the aftershocks of the July Revolution of 1830 were strongest. In July 1830 Lyon’s population had rallied around its liberal newspaper and opposed the conservative Restoration government. In less than two years, however, Lyon’s press and its public opinion, like those of the country as a whole, had become irrevocably fragmented. Popkin shows how the structure of the "journalistic field" in liberal society multiplied political conflicts and produced new tensions between the domains of politics and culture. New periodicals appeared claiming to speak for workers, for women, and for the local interests of Lyon. The public was becoming inherently plural with the emergence of new "imagined communities" that would dominate French public life well into the twentieth century.

Jeremy Popkin is well known for his earlier studies of journalism during the eighteenth century and the French Revolution. In Press, Revolution, and Social Identities in France, he not only moves forward in time but also offers a new model for a cultural history of journalism and its relationship to literature.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780271021539
Publisher:
Penn State University Press
Publication date:
10/28/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
344
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.03(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrationsvii
Acknowledgmentsix
Abbreviationsxi
Introduction1
1Newspapers, Journalists, and Public Space23
2The Press, Liberal Society, and Bourgeois Identity67
3Reshaping Journalistic Discourse: The Alternative Press in Lyon105
4Echoes of the Working Classes135
5Creating Events: Press Banquets and Press Trials in the July Monarchy167
6Textualizing Insurrection: The Press and the Lyon Revolts of 1831 and 1834193
7From Newspapers to Books: The Recasting of Revolutionary Narrative229
Conclusion263
Appendix 1Sophie Grange, "Moi" and "A la femme"271
Appendix 2The Echo de la fabrique's Anniversary Salute to the Victims of the 1831 Workers' Insurrection277
Notes279
Bibliography307
Index321

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