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Introduction: The French Empire and the History of Economic Life

Owen White and Elizabeth Heath

, in contrast, a recent strain of historiography has directed our attention to the ways that colonized people adopted, adapted, or rejected particular technologies either in agriculture or in urban settings (bicycles, sewing machines, typewriters

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How and Why “Bobos” Became French

Scott Gunther

, old bistros, Japanese restaurants, Korean cinema, riding bicycles, the cultural television station Arte, the musical group Manu Chao, the magazines Inrockuptibles and Télérama , the authors Michel Houellebecq, Philippe Djian, and Emil Cioran); the

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Absential Locations and the Figureless Ground

Clare Mac Cumhaill

Locations For C. B. Martin, we should avoid any kind of reification of absences – absences or lacks or holes are not things. Still, we should not deontologise absences entirely. Consider some old-fashioned presences: pencils, boots and bicycles. The

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What Was So Funny about Les Aventures de Rabbi Jacob (1973)

A Comedic Film between History and Memory

Michael Mulvey

Rabbi Jacob be banned from cinemas. During twenty-four hours all French automobiles must remain stationary. All circulation other than by bicycle is forbidden. That all French armament factories and all armament factories in the world halt their

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Manufacturing a Multifunctional Countryside

Operational Landscapes, Urban Desire, and the French State, 1945–1976

Venus Bivar

simultaneously an improved system for monitoring environmental pollution, a winter sport station, riverside bicycle paths, and pedestrian walkways. 61 A quintessential example of the multifunctional countryside, the Sologne project sought to introduce into an

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Hammer and Cycle

Communism's Cycling Counterculture in Interwar France

Martin Hurcombe

In 2010 the magazine Bicycling ran a short piece on what it thought was a curious aside to the Tour de France: the presence of the Parti Communiste Français (PCF) in the form of Jean-Emmanuel Ducoin and Eric Serres, cycling correspondents for

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Colonial Legacy

French Retirees in Nha Trang, Vietnam Today

Anne Raffin

fluently, he can take full advantages of his cultural hybrid status. Remarried to a Vietnamese, he plays the role of language translator and cultural interpreter for some French retirees. He is also the local culinary expert, bicycling around the town to

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International Cooperation, Transnational Circulation

Escape, Evasion, and Resistance in France, 1940–1945

Valerie Deacon

people have provided safe lodgment, food from their meagre resources, clothing from their pitifully inadequate personal supplies and even bicycles—their sole remaining form of transport.” 51 In a personal letter to de Gaulle's provisional government

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From Casablanca to Houston

A Family Story

Julie Fette

, an American computer company. A few years later, however, Toulon “n’était pas une ville de travail.” Marcelle could not find a job so instead went to the beach regularly by bicycle. But at their next relocation in Saint-Cloud, she began working

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Colonial Subjects and Citizens in the French Internal Resistance, 1940-1944

Ludivine Broch

Alsaciens and Lorrains on foot through Bourges. Belgians, on foot or bicycle, by Vierzon (200 per day). CANNOT CROSS THE GERMAN BARRIER: Jews, Arabs, and people of color. Refugees living North of the Somme/North of the Aine to inform themselves