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Between Resistance and the State

Caribbean Activism and the Invention of a National Memory of Slavery in France

Itay Lotem

Minister Dominique de Villepin and the presidents of the Sénat and the Assemblée nationale, and bore the mark of a classically republican ceremony. It began with expected tributes to Caribbean culture—readings of Aimé Césaire and performances by

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The Paris Opera Ballet Dancing Offstage

Work, Grace, and Race

Tessa Ashlin Nunn

Opéra) took part in pension reform strikes between 5 December 2019 and 29 January 2020, leading to the cancelation of over eighty performances. Then, because of the pandemic, theaters remained closed for most of the year, briefly reopening between May

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France in the Age of Covid-19

Éric Touya de Marenne

was therapeutic. 18 The experience revealed the relevance of art in the age of Covid-19, and the ways that it enabled encounters with others, and beyond that, an escape and time for reflection. The Boléro musical performance entailed a return to

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Corps et blanchité au prisme de la Blackness

Body and Whiteness Through the Lens of Blackness

Sarah Fila-Bakabadio

» et à un nous néerlandais. Cependant, Wekker ne précise pas en quoi le corps sert à la performance de la racialisation. Elle ne dit pas que cette racialisation génère non seulement des associations entre une couleur de peau et des rôles sociaux

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Existential Psychoanalysis and Sociogeny

Thomas Meagher

symbolic expressions of an antiblack world call for extraordinary performances whose demands severely strain mental health. Thus, Fanon's method resembles existential psychoanalysis insofar as it demonstrates how concrete manifestations of Black agency and

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When Paris was “à l'heure chinoise” or Georges Pompidou in China and Jean Yanne's (1974) Les Chinois à Paris

Catherine E. Clark

that scholars working in Chinese archives have since debunked. 10 The French nonetheless continued to invest in diplomatic performances of privileged relations meant to forge links with a future Chinese superpower. Building on work that seeks to

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Imperial Farce?

The Coronation of Bokassa the First and the (Failed) Manufacture of Charisma

Jason Yackee

display of great wealth dissipated in his honor. 39 It was of the times in that it relied upon modern media to broadcast his performance of charisma worldwide. 40 “Empires always form themselves around corrupted fantasies of past empires,” 41 and

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Flânerie in the Time of Covid-19

French Journalistic References to Bookstore Strolling and Fashion Walking

Marylaura Papalas

walking, between runway and city, and between the model and the flâneuse . The model became a simulation of the flâneuse , a projection of flânerie and all the accoutrements associated with its unique way of life. This mimetic performance presented to

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The Whiteness of French Food

Law, Race, and Eating Culture in France

Mathilde Cohen

distinguish colonial subjects living under the regime of indigénat from citizens. 110 In theory, Whiteness was not required for the acquisition of citizenship, but in practice evidence of White performance was often decisive in the absence of established

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Hammer and Cycle

Communism's Cycling Counterculture in Interwar France

Martin Hurcombe

revolutionary left, radical change requires cohesion as the very foundation of its collective force. This cohesion is generated through the performance of politico-cultural practices that stimulate and are steeped in the emotions. 13 The study of these