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Whitney Walton

author Daniel Lesueur (pseudonym of Jeanne Loiseau, 1860– 1921), Diana Holmes argues that this genre of popular literature provided both authors and readers with means to work through individual desire and fulfillment within the social and cultural

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After the Party

Trump, Le Pen, and the New Normal

Anne Sa’adah

, Françoise Gaspard, the defeated socialist mayor of Dreux, who by luck was also by training a historian, explained the rise of the National Front in terms of the social changes that had transformed her city; her book remains a classic in its genre. 45

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Two Failures of Left Internationalism

Political Mimesis at French University Counter-Summits, 2010–2011

Eli Thorkelson

). 16 One can write this history as a history of artistic genres, media, and cultural appropriation; one can also write it as the iterative history of activist tactics: e.g., Angelique Haugerud, No Billionaire Left Behind: Satirical Activism in America

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Black October

Comics, Memory, and Cultural Representations of 17 October 1961

Claire Gorrara

and in the French colonies in the early 1960s. 16 By the 1980s and 1990s, the novel had become a particularly fertile genre for narrating the events of 17 October 1961 and contesting the partial nature of accounts in the public realm. Key to this

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Illegible Allegations

Navigating the Meanings of Rape in Colonial Algeria

Sarah Ghabrial

, confounding the colonial division between criminal and civil law. It seems the very first case of this genre to appear in the juristic published record took place in 1879—as it happens, in the same colonial jurisdiction, the arrondissement of Blida, as that

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Derrière le massacre d’État

Ancrages politiques, sociaux et territoriaux de la « démonstration de masse » du 17 octobre 1961 à Paris

Emmanuel Blanchard

commenté par Gilles Manceron. . 66 Le 17 octobre 1961 va d’ailleurs revivifier un genre journalistique apparu au début des années

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Selective Empathy

Workers, Colonial Subjects, and the Affective Politics of French Romantic Socialism

Naomi J. Andrews

, Diderot: Du genre humain au bois d’ébène (Paris: Unesco, 2002); Loïc Rignol, Les Hiéroglyphes de la Nature: Le socialisme scientifique en France dans le premier XIX e siècle (Paris: Les presses du réel, 2014). 24 Michael Barnett, Empire of Humanity: A

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The Algerian Café-Hotel

Hub of the Nationalist Underground, Paris 1926–1962

Neil MacMaster

owner, Mme P., told the police that, “non habituée à ce genre de commerce, je fus en butte, dès le début, à des difficultés d’exploitation avec la clientèle FMA qui refusait de payer le loyer,” and sold the business to an FLN militant. 21 My estimate

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Rethinking France’s “Memory Wars”

Harki Collective Memories, 2003–2010

Laura Jeanne Sims

and quell resistance. On the whole, the Harki memoirs as a genre are more focused on conveying personal experiences of decolonization than on exploring the origins of French colonialism in Algeria. Yet in Fatima Besnaci-Lancou’s memoir, Fille de harki

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Aaron Freundschuh, Jonah D. Levy, Patricia Lorcin, Alexis Spire, Steven Zdatny, Caroline Ford, Minayo Nasiali, George Ross, William Poulin-Deltour, and Kathryn Kleppinger

must also promote “a literary genre that is political in content, yet palatable and nonsubversive by virtue of its legitimation by a national institution and its conformity to a favorable horizon of expectations” (99). The other risk, as Sabo rightly