Marxism and the French Left: Studies on Labour and Politics in France, 1830-1981

Marxism and the French Left: Studies on Labour and Politics in France, 1830-1981

by Tony Judt

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Overview

Unlike most books, which treat labor, Socialist and Communist history separately and view French Marxism as a self-contained philosophical phenomenon, Marxism and the French Left offers a refreshingly different approach to the subject. Judt emphasizes the complex and interwoven themes that unify the topics of his essays to construct a distinctive and original interpretation of French left-wing politics over the past 150 years.
“A well-informed and persuasive reinterpretation of the old French Left that is now receding beyond recall, except for historians.”—Times Literary Supplement

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780814743522
Publisher: New York University Press
Publication date: 05/01/2011
Pages: 347
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Tony Judt was a University Professor, the Erich Maria Remarque Professor of European Studies, and director of the Remarque Institute at NYU.

Table of Contents

List of Maps and Figures xii

1 The Left in France 1

2 The French Labour Movement in the Nineteenth Century 24

3 The French Socialist Party 1920-1936 115

4 French Marxism 1945-1975 l69

5 The Elections of 1981 in Historical Perspective 239

Bibliography 302

Chronology 324

Index 331

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