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In pursuit of the people : political culture in France, 1934-39

In pursuit of the people : political culture in France, 1934-39

Author: Jessica Wardhaugh
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"'The people' are one of the most controversial characters in modern French history: irrupting into the streets in revolutions, riots, and demonstrations, they have been adulated as a sovereign power and decried as an unruly mob. In the 1930s, as European politics was dramatically transformed by leaders and parties vaunting their 'popular' credentials, the fate of France hung in the balance, with political leagues  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Wardhaugh, Jessica, 1976-
In pursuit of the people.
Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jessica Wardhaugh
ISBN: 9780230202771 0230202772
OCLC Number: 234234106
Description: xiii, 300 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: The people on stage, 1934-39 --
From the crowd in the street to the voice of the people : February 1934 --
A double mobilization against the established disorder, 1934-36 --
"His majesty the people?" : elections, strikes, and the perils of victory in 1936 --
The challenge from the Right : the Parti Social Français and the Parti Populaire Français --
Building the ideal city in popular culture, 1936-37 --
In search of the middle classes : the tragedy at Clichy and its consequences --
The call of the nation, 1937-39.
Responsibility: Jessica Wardhaugh.
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The first comparative study of how the French Popular Front and its right-wing opponents transformed the masses into the people, whether in demonstrations and festivals, or theatre and film. Seven  Read more...


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'A new and exciting cultural history of the political staging of 'the people' by left and right in 1930s France. The best thing to come out on the Popular Front in English since Julian Jackson.'- Read more...

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