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The Price of Tolerance
, 9 September
About: Sylvie Tissot, Gayfriendly. Acceptation et contrôle de l’homosexualité...
Taking Metal Music Seriously
, 4 July
An Interview with Deena Weinstein and Gérôme Guibert
Toxic Urban Land
, 10 June
About: Scott Frickel & James R. Elliott, Sites Unseen: Uncovering...
Words and Matter. America and Europe
Susan Carol Rogers
, 17 May 2018
In his latest book, Emmanuel Désveaux proposes to combine the cultural...
From Frenchmen to Foreigners
, 11 January 2018
In July 1940, the Vichy government passed a law to overturn naturalizations...
The Forgotten of the National Story
, 15 June 2017
The popular history of France told by Michelle Zancarini-Fournel is the...
Camus in America
, 17 October 2016
An Interview with Alice Kaplan & Tobias Wolff
A Splendid Isolation
, 10 October 2016
Protest Policing in France
Studying Social Class: Legacy & Renewal
, 18 July 2016
A Summer Selection
An American Jewish Resistance during World War
Laura Hobson Faure
, 4 July 2016
Against the widespread idea that the American population remained...
The Age of Fracture
Timothy Scott Johnson
, 7 December 2015
French politics since the 1970s
The Long and Winding Road of the Front National
, 3 December 2015
The Front National has been an established player in French political life...
To Be or Not to Be Charlie?
, 3 September 2015
Charlie Hebdo, Blasphemy and Defamation of Religions in France and England
White Collars, Dirty Hands and Clean Records
, 25 June 2015
How do the elites manage to commit crimes without being seen, or seeing...
Secularization and its Other: the French Problem
, 15 June 2015
Does secularist rhetoric secretly lend itself to a discourse on social...
The Substance of Modernity
, 26 February 2015
Food and the Alimentary Sciences in Eighteenth-Century France
Mobilizing People in Low-Income Neighbourhoods
, 22 January 2015
The Virtues and Ambiguities of Community Organizing
The Fault is Not in Our “Stars”, but in Ourselves
David A. Bell
, 8 January 2015
Before we start to lament the triumph of celebrity culture over the most...
The 100-year Welfare State?
, 1 December 2014
Clichés notwithstanding, the demise of the welfare state has been greatly...
Politics and Economies of Reputation
, 30 October 2014
What’s in an individual once under the public gaze? Building on recent...
Art History in the Time of Nationalism
, 22 September 2014
Between the start of the Franco-Prussian War and the rise to power of Adolf...
The “science of man”
, 1 September 2014
Winner of the 2013 David Pinkney Book Prize, Alice L. Conklin’s most recent...
, 17 July 2014
Through a comparative study of France, India and the United States, Jules...
When French Banks Encounter their Clients
, 24 March 2014
Bank Employees and Financial Inclusion
Urban Policy in France and Great Britain
, 4 July 2013
A Ten-Year Evaluation
Urban Archaeology: A Science of the City
, 14 January 2013
By comparing the ways in which Paris and London have updated their urban...
The Politics of Disagreement
, 3 December 2012
How comprehensive can a history of modern French political thought claim to...
The Creative Class to the Rescue of Cities?
, 9 November 2012
The notion of a creative class has been used to shape public policies...
Allies once but forever rivals
, 7 September 2012
Was the Franco-British rivalry in the Middle East the driving force behind...
The Art of Not Doing Fieldwork
Howard S. Becker
, 5 September 2012
Maurice Halbwachs’ failed encounter with the Chicago School
When the Check-Out Staff Checked Out
, 6 July 2012
Whilst staff working conditions in the supermarket industry have often been...
Post-colonial Governance on a French Island
, 20 June 2012
A New Indigenous Question in France’s Overseas Territories?
, 13 June 2012
Whether they live in French Guyana, Mayotte, New Caledonia, Wallis and...
Is the Middle Class a Victim of Taxation?
, 28 May 2012
What do we really know about the costs and benefits of redistribution for...
Settling Up with the Bank
, 21 May 2012
What does a human life look like to a bank teller? The banking system’s...
Two cities with School Segregation? 2/2
, 27 April 2012
Two cities with School Segregation? 1/2
, 26 April 2012
New Light on a Colonial Massacre
, 24 April 2012
A recent book and two documentaries shed new light on the repression of the...
, 20 April 2012
Debate between Anne Bory, Nicolas Guilhot, Sabine Rozier and Olivier Zunz
Campaigning for Ideas
The Fight against Corruption
, 6 April 2012
Interviews with Philippe Aghion and William Bourdon
Reflections of Value in Trading Rooms
, 3 April 2012
How does a bank work? Is information theory sufficient to the understanding...
French Economic Optimism
, 22 March 2012
Karine Berger and Valérie Rabault don’t go along with the usual rhetoric of...
Employment in France: Past and Future
, 16 March 2012
Philippe Askenazy paints a very negative picture of 40 years of employment...
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