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France and the French : a modern history

Author: H R Kedward
Publisher: Woodstock, NY : Overlook Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [1st pbk. ed.]View all editions and formats
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From the Publisher: In this exhaustively researched narrative history, Rod Kedward brings to life the great, and often terrible, dramas of modern France-the two cataclysmic wars, the Algerian disaster, the student and worker revolt of 1968-but also explores the special worlds of the workplace, immigration, minorities, the role of women, and the relationship of politics to place, everyday life, and collective memory.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: H R Kedward
ISBN: 1585678813 9781585678815
OCLC Number: 146194791
Notes: Originally published: London : Allen Lane, 2005, under title: La vie en bleu : France and the French since 1900.
Description: xx, 740 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: List of illustrations --
List of maps --
Preface --
Introduction --
Part 1: Primacy Of The Republic, 1900s-1931 --
Introduction to part one --
Chapter 1: Use and abuse of reason, 1900-1906 --
1: Republicans and reason --
2: Defining civilization: colonized and colonizers --
3: Citizenship, rights and religion --
Chapter 2: New forces: socialism and syndicalism, 1900-1909 --
1: Workers and working lives --
2: Representing the workers --
3: Strikes and social conflict --
Chapter 3: New forces: nationalism and patriotism, 1900-1914 --
1: Reformulations of nationalism --
2: Republican nationalism/patriotism --
Chapter 4: Total war, 1914-1918 --
1: War of movement --
2: Defining the nation --
3: Limits of endurance --
4: War to the end --
Chapter 5: Republic at war and peace, 1914-1920s --
1: Meanings of the war --
2: Peacemaking --
3: Post-war power struggles --
4: Politics of peace, 1919-1929 --
Chapter 6: Distinctive society, 1920-1931 --
1: Ruralism and the peasantry --
2: Immigration --
3: Divisions of labour --
4: Affinity with modernism --
5: Structures at the centre --
Part 2: Spiral Of Ideology, 1920s-1969 --
Introduction to part two --
Chapter 7: Manipulating crisis, 1920s-1934 --
1: Calls for renewal --
2: World depression, French crisis --
3: Public projects, scandal and riot --
Chapter 8: Confrontations, 1934-1936 --
1: Making of ideological conflict --
Chapter 9: Popular front, 1936-1938 --
1: Summer of reform --
2: Roots, regions and nation --
3: Popular front and nonconformity --
4: Peace, anti-fascism and Spain --
5: Counter-offensive --
Chapter 10: Not another war? shattered illusions, 1930s-1940 --
1: Tangled ideologies of peace --
2: What kind of war? --
3: Debacle of May-June 1940 --
Chapter 11: Occupied France (1) Vichy and collaboration, 1940-1944 --
1: Living under occupation --
2: Opportunities in defeat --
Chapter 12: Occupied France (2) resistance and liberation, 1940-1944 --
1: Individual refusal and dissent --
2: Collective defiance --
3: Basic structures of resistance --
4: Politics and ideology of resistance --
5: Home and fighting fronts --
6: Liberation: end and beginning --
Chapter 13: Ending war-not in Indo-China or Algeria, 1944-1962 --
1: Meanings and sequel of occupation and liberation --
2: Larger France --
3: War of Indo-China, 1946-1954 --
4: Algerian war, 1954-1962. Chapter 14: Chequered imperative of change, 1940s-1958 --
1: Urgency of social change --
2: Polarization and the Cold War --
3: Peace: the European alternative --
4: Economic boom, political fall-out --
Chapter 15: De Gaulle's ascendancy, 1950s-1968 --
1: De Gaulle and Gaullism --
2: Two phrases: marrying the century; dependent participation --
3: Search for self-management --
Chapter 16: May-June, 1968 --
1: Revolt --
2: Counter-events: June '68 --
Part 3: Issues Of Identity, 1960s-2000s --
Introduction to part three --
Chapter 17: Whose new society?, 1960s-1979 --
1: Era of '68 ('les annees '68') --
2: Enter the economy (centre stage) --
Chapter 18: Ideological rupture and retreat, 1970s-1984 --
1: Return of politics: the contest for President, 1981 --
2: Socialism in power: promise and problems --
3: Issue politics --
Chapter 19: Pressures for consensus, 1980s-1993 --
1: Swing to the right, but --
2: Republic of post-socialism? --
3: Identity in Europe and beyond --
4: End of ideology' and the limits of consensus' --
Chapter 20: Challenge of plurality, 1990s-2000s (1) --
1: Issues of difference --
2: Market highways --
Chapter 21: Political oscillation, 1990s-2000s (2) --
1: Mitterrand to Chirac, Juppe to Jospin --
2: Viable post-socialism --
3: Pursuit of equilibrium --
Chapter 22: Memory and identity,1990s-2000s (3) --
1: Memory and judgment --
2: Shifting patterns of identity --
Notes --
Abbreviations and glossary --
Selected further reading --
Index.
Other Titles: Vie en bleu
Responsibility: Rod Kedward.

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From the Publisher: In this exhaustively researched narrative history, Rod Kedward brings to life the great, and often terrible, dramas of modern France-the two cataclysmic wars, the Algerian disaster, the student and worker revolt of 1968-but also explores the special worlds of the workplace, immigration, minorities, the role of women, and the relationship of politics to place, everyday life, and collective memory.

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