The French Republic: History, Values, Debates

The French Republic: History, Values, Debates

by Edward Berenson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0801477840

ISBN-13: 9780801477843

Pub. Date: 01/25/2012

Publisher: Cornell University Press

In this invaluable reference work, the world's foremost authorities on France's political, social, cultural, and intellectual history explore the history and meaning of the French Republic and the challenges it has faced. Founded in 1792, the French Republic has been defined and redefined by a succession of regimes and institutions, a multiplicity of symbols, and a

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In this invaluable reference work, the world's foremost authorities on France's political, social, cultural, and intellectual history explore the history and meaning of the French Republic and the challenges it has faced. Founded in 1792, the French Republic has been defined and redefined by a succession of regimes and institutions, a multiplicity of symbols, and a plurality of meanings, ideas, and values. Although constantly in flux, the Republic has nonetheless produced a set of core ideals and practices fundamental to modern France's political culture and democratic life.

Based on the influential Dictionnaire critique de la république, published in France in 2002, The French Republic provides an encyclopedic survey of French republicanism since the Enlightenment. Divided into three sections—"Time and History," "Principles and Values," and "Dilemmas and Debates"—The French Republic begins by examining each of France's five Republics and its two authoritarian interludes, the Second Empire and Vichy. It then offers thematic essays on such topics as Liberty, Equality, and Fraternity; laicity; citizenship; the press; immigration; decolonization; anti-Semitism; gender; the family; cultural policy; and the Muslim headscarf debates. Each essay includes a brief guide to further reading.

This volume features updated translations of some of the most important essays from the French edition, as well as twenty-two newly commissioned English-language essays, for a total of forty entries. Taken together, they provide a state-of-the art appraisal of French republicanism and its role in shaping contemporary France’s public and private life.

Contributors: Anne-Claude Ambroise-Rendu, Université de Paris X; Stéphane Audoin-Rouzeau, École des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS); Jean Baubérot, EHESS; Edward Berenson, New York University; John R. Bowen, Washington University in St. Louis; Herrick Chapman, New York University; Alice L. Conklin, The Ohio State University, Vincent Duclert, EHESS; Steven Englund, The American University of Paris; Éric Fassin, École Normale Supérieure, Paris; Stéphane Gerson, New York University; Nancy L. Green, EHESS; Patrice Gueniffey, EHESS; Sudhir Hazareesingh, University of Oxford; Ivan Jablonka, Université du Maine, Le Mans, and Collège de France; Julian Jackson, Queen Mary University of London; Paul Jankowski, Brandeis University; Jeremy Jennings, Queen Mary University of London; Dominique Kalifa, University of Paris 1 Panthéon–Sorbonne; Lloyd Kramer, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Cécile Laborde, University College London and Institute for Advanced Study; Herman Lebovics, Stony Brook University; Mary Dewhurst Lewis, Harvard University; Philip Nord, Princeton University; Karen M. Offen, Stanford University; Christophe Prochasson, EHESS; Emmanuelle Saada, Columbia University and EHESS; Martin Schain, New York University; Joan Wallach Scott, Institute for Advanced Study; Jerrold Seigel, New York University; Todd Shepard, The Johns Hopkins University; Daniel J. Sherman, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Bonnie G. Smith, Rutgers University; Frédéric Viguier, New York University; Rosemary Wakeman, Fordham University; François Weil, EHESS; Johnson Kent Wright, Arizona State University.

Translations from the French by Arthur Goldhammer.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801477843
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
Publication date:
01/25/2012
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
392
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Transatlantic Histories of France Edward Berenson Vincent Duclert Arthur Goldhammer 1

Part I Time and History 9

1 The Enlightenment Johnson Kent Wright 11

2 The First Republic Patrice Gueniffey Arthur Goldhammer 19

3 The Second Republic Edward Berenson 27

4 The Republicans of the Second Empire Sudhir Hazareesingh Arthur Goldhammer 35

5 The Third Republic Philip Nord 44

6 War and the Republic Stéphane Audoin-Rouzeau Arthur Goldhammer 56

7 The Republic and Vichy Julian Jackson Arthur Goldhammer 65

8 The Fourth Republic Rosemary Wakeman 73

9 The Fifth Republic Martin Schain 83

Part II Principles and Values 93

10 Liberty Jeremy Jennings 95

11 Equality Jeremy Jennings 103

12 Fraternity Anne-Claude Ambroise-Rendu Arthur Goldhammer 112

13 Democracy Patrice Gueniffey Arthur Goldhammer 119

14 Laicity Jean Baubérot Arthur Goldhammer 127

15 Citizenship Cécile Laborde Arthur Goldhammer 136

16 Universalism Jeremy Jennings 145

17 The Republic and Justice Paul Jankowski 154

18 The State Herrick Chapman 163

19 The Civilizing Mission Alice L. Conklin 173

20 Parité Joan Wallach Scott 182

21 The Press Dominique Kalifa Renée Champion Edward Berenson 189

22 Times of Exile and Immigration Lloyd Kramer 197

23 The USA, Sister Republic François Weil Arthur Goldhammer 207

24 The Local Stéphane Gerson 213

Part III Dilemmas and Debates 221

25 The Republic and the Indigènes Emmanuelle Saada Renée Champion Edward Berenson 223

26 Immigration Mary Dewhurst Lewis 232

27 The Immigration History Museum Nancy L. Green 242

28 Decolonization and the Republic Todd Shepard 252

29 The Suburbs Frédéric Viguier 262

30 The Republic and the Veil John R. Bowen 272

31 Antisemitism, Judeophobia, and the Republic Steven Englund 278

32 Feminism and the Republic Karen Offen 289

33 Gender and the Republic Bonnie G. Smith 299

34 Order and Disorder in the Family Éric Fassin 308

35 Children and the State Ivan Jablonka 315

36 Commemoration Daniel J. Sherman 324

37 Intellectuals and the Republic Jerrold Seigel 334

38 Cultural Policy Herman Lebovics 344

Conclusions 355

American Perspectives on the French Republic Edward Berenson 357

Beyond the "Republican Model" Vincent Duclert Arthur Goldhammer 367

Contributors 373

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