French Politics, Culture & Society

Editor: Herrick Chapman, New York University

Subjects: Contemporary French Studies, Politics, History, Sociology, Anthropology, Geography, Cultural Studies

The journal of the Conference Group on French Politics & Society. It is jointly sponsored by the Institute of French Studies at New York University and the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies at Harvard University

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Vol. 37, No. 3          *          Winter 2019







Hèléne Périvier and Rebecca Rogers

Women and the Language of Statistics in Late-Nineteenth-Century France: Reading the Graphs of Madame Pégard


Johann Le Guelte

Photography, Identity, and Migration: Controlling Colonial Migrants in Interwar France and Senegal


Rebecca Scales

Radio Broadcasting, Disability Activism, and the Remaking of the Postwar Welfare State





Corey Campion

Remembering the “Forgotten Zone”: Recasting the Image of the Post-1945 French Occupation of Germany


George Ross

            Parallel Lives: Remembering the PCF and the CGT


Mark Ingram

            An Anthropology of the Contemporary in France





Naomi Andrews

            L’Autre Citoyen: L’idéal républicain et les Antilles après l’esclavage

                        by Syliane Larcher


Simon Jackson

Wine, Sugar, and the Making of Modern France:  Global Economic Crisis and the Racialization of French Citizenship, 1870-1910

            by Elizabeth Heath


Jessica Wardhaugh

            Radio and the Politics of Sound in Interwar France, 1921-1939

                        by Rebecca P. Scales


Shannon Fogg

            Dénaturalisés:  Les retraits de nationalité sous Vichy

by Claire Zalc


Jessica Lynne Pearson

War Tourism: Second World War France from Defeat and Occupation to the Creation of Heritage

by Bertram M. Gordon


Elizabeth Campbell

Stealing Home: Looting, Restitution, and Reconstructing Jewish Lives in France, 1942-1947

by Shannon L. Fogg


Laura Levine Frader

            From Vichy to the Sexual Revolution:  Gender and Family Life in Postwar France

by Sarah Fishman


Joshua Cole

Citizenship between Empire and Nation:  Remaking France and French Africa, 1945-1960

            by Frederick Cooper


Elizabeth A. Foster

The Colonial Politics of Global Health: France and the United Nations in Postwar Africa

by Jessica Lynne Pearson


Owen White

            Decolonizing Christianity:  Religion and the End of Empire in France and Algeria

                        by Darcie Fontaine


Minayo Nasiali

            Sex, France, and Arab Men, 1962-1979

by Todd Shepard


William Poulin-Deltour

            Queer Theory:  The French Response

by Bruno Perreau


Volume 37 / 2019, 3 issues per volume (spring, summer, and winter)

Aims & Scope

FPC&S is the journal of the Conference Group on French Politics & Society. It is jointly sponsored by the Institute of French Studies at New York University and the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies at Harvard University

French Politics, Culture & Society explores modern and contemporary France from the perspectives of the social sciences, history, and cultural analysis. It also examines France's relationship to the larger world, especially Europe, the United States, and the former French Empire. The editors also welcome pieces on recent debates and events, as well as articles that explore the connections between French society and cultural expression of all sorts (such as art, film, literature, and popular culture). Issues devoted to a single theme appear from time to time. With refereed research articles, timely essays, and reviews of books in many disciplines, French Politics, Culture & Society provides a forum for learned opinion and the latest scholarship on France.


French Politics, Culture & Society is indexed/abstracted in:

  • Bibliometric Research Indicator List (BFI) 
  • Biography Index (H.W. Wilson/EBSCO)
  • British Humanities Index (CSA/ProQuest)
  • Cabell's Directory
  • Columbia International Affairs Online (CIAO)
  • European Reference Index for the Humanities and the Social Sciences (ERIH PLUS)
  • Historical Abstracts (EBSCO)
  • IBR – International Bibliography of Book Reviews of Scholarly Literature on the Humanities and Social Sciences (De Gruyter)
  • IBZ – International Bibliography of Periodical Literature in the Humanities and Social Sciences (De Gruyter)
  • IBSS – International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (CSA/ProQuest)
  • Index Islamicus
  • Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts (Proquest)
  • MLA International Bibliography
  • Periodicals Acquisitions (CSA/ProQuest)
  • Periodicals Index Online (Chadwyck-Healey/ProQuest)
  • ProQuest Research Library (CSA/ProQuest)
  • Scopus (Elsevier)
  • SOAS Library
  • Social Planning-Police & Development Abstracts
  • Social Sciences Abstracts (H.W. Wilson/EBSCO)
  • Social Sciences Index (H.W. Wilson/EBSCO)
  • Social Services Abstracts (CSA/ProQuest)
  • Sociological Abstracts (CSA/ProQuest)
  • Sociologie-Démographie (AERES)
  • Worldwide Political Science Abstracts (CSA)


Editor: Herrick Chapman, New York University

Managing Editor: Marie Desmartis, New York University

Assistant Editor: Erik Meddles, New York University

Editorial Board:
Marcos Ancelovici, Université du Québec à Montréal
Frank Baumgartner, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Alban Bensa, École des hautes études en sciences sociales
Laure Bereni, Centre Maurice Halbwachs, Centre national de la recherche scientifique
Edward Berenson, New York University
Nicholas Entrikin, University of Notre Dame
Éric Fassin, École normale supérieure
Julie Fette, Rice University
Marion Fourcade-Gourinchas, University of California at Berkeley
Laura L. Frader, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University; Northeastern University
Patrick Fridenson, École des hautes études en sciences sociales
Stéphane Gerson, New York University
Arthur Goldhammer, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University
Nancy L. Green, École des hautes études en sciences sociales
Gérard Grunberg, Institut d'Études Politiques de Paris
Stanley Hoffmann, Harvard University
Denis Hollier, New York University
Olivier Ihl, Institut d'Études Politiques de Grenoble
Paul Jankowski, Brandeis University
Jean-Francois Klein, INALCO
Lawrence D. Kritzman, Dartmouth College
Michèle Lamont, Harvard University
Jonah Levy, University of California at Berkeley
Mary Dewhurst Lewis, Harvard University
Kimberly Morgan, George Washington University
Philip Nord, Princeton University
Bruno Palier, Institut d'Études Politiques de Paris
Deborah Reed-Danahay, SUNY Buffalo
Donald Reid, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Jacques Revel, École des hautes études en sciences sociales
Susan Carol Rogers, New York University
George Ross, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University; Brandeis University
Emmanuelle Saada, Columbia University
Anne Sa'adah, Dartmouth College
Martin Schain, New York University
James Shields, Aston University
Alexis Spire, Centre national de la recherche scientifique, Université de Lille 2
Christian Topalov, École des hautes études en sciences sociales
Frédéric Viguier, New York University
Patrick Weil, Centre national de la recherche scientifique Université de Paris-I, Panthéon-Sorbonne
Claire Zalc, Institut d'Histoire Moderne et Contemporaine, CNRS-ENS
Martha Zuber, Centre de sociologie des organisations, Centre national de la recherche scientifique

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Ethics Statement

Authors published in French Politics, Culture & Society (FPCS) certify that their works are original and their own. The editors certify that all materials, with the possible exception of editorial introductions, book reviews, review essays, and some types of commentary, have been subjected to double-blind peer review by qualified scholars in the field. While the publishers and the editorial board make every effort to see that no inaccurate or misleading data, opinions, or statements appear in this journal, they wish to make clear that the data and opinions appearing in the articles herein are the sole responsibility of the contributor concerned. For a more detailed explanation concerning these qualifications and responsibilities, please see the complete FPCS ethics statement.


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