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Laura Frader

An American scholar is often struck by the absence of race in France as a category of analysis or the absence of discussions of race in its historical or sociological dimensions. After all, “race” on this side of the Atlantic, for reasons having to do with the peculiar history of the United States, has long been a focus of discussion. The notion of race has shaped scholarly analysis for decades, in history, sociology, and political science. Race also constitutes a category regularly employed by the state, in the census, in electoral districting, and in affirmative action. In France, on the contrary, race hardly seems acknowledged, in spite of both scholarly and governmental preoccupation with racism and immigration.

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Marrying into the Nation

Immigrant Bachelors, French Bureaucrats, and the Conjugal Politics of Naturalization in the Third Republic

Nimisha Barton

with piercing clarity the conjugal politics at work in bureaucratic calculations. Census reports recording the état-civil of Parisians in 1921 provide a point of entry. As Table 1 shows, if 50 percent of Frenchmen and 46 percent of immigrant men

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Hannah Callaway, Alec G. Hargreaves, and John P. Murphy

recent arrivals, many of whom are immigrants or children of immigrants; and their children. Analysis is based primarily on in-depth interviews conducted by the authors with residents between 2003 and 2007, although some archival data sets (census reports

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Searching for What Is Already Found

Ivan Jablonka and the Life of a Nobody

Melanie Hawthorne

). It makes for fascinating reading in its own right, like many other parts of Light’s book, but it is hard to argue that the “drama and change” of individual lives comes off the page; too many of Light’s ancestors remain a mix of facts from census

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Jablonka’s History

Literature and the Search for Truth

Sarah Fishman

if one in three students in the class suddenly sickened and died of a gruesome disease. Then I engage their analytical attention, asking the students, how do I know what the population of Europe was in 1300 and 1400? With the absence of census data

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The Other House

The Secondary Residence in Postwar France

Sarah Farmer

“ résidence secondaire .” The decades that followed saw a massive explosion in the number of such residences. 13 The census of 1954 counted 498,000 secondary residences. The number had nearly doubled to 973,000 by 1962, reaching 1,232,000 by 1968 and 1

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Sophie Meunier

the post-war reconstruction period and after decolonization and the Algerian War. The latest French census in 2013 counted 5.7 million immigrants and close to 4 million foreigners. Recently, however, France has not been attracting or welcoming many new

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David Schweikart

fortunes of the wealthy soared, as Thomas Piketty has so clearly documented. 49 In the United States, more than a half-century after President Johnson declared an “unconditional war on poverty in America,” the U.S. Census Bureau reports that 12.7% of

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The Office de la Famille Française

Familialism and the National Revolution in 1940s Morocco

Margaret Cook Andersen

, Études sur la situation économique, “Population.” Population figures for Morocco at this time are problematic. A census carried out in 1936 indicated a total population of 6,245,200. Of that number 202,600 were Europeans, 5,880,700 were Moroccan Muslims

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Think Global, Fight Local

Recontextualizing the French Army in Algeria, 1954–1962

Terrence G. Peterson

teams swept the Casbah, mapping its human and urban terrain. They censused Algerians, issued them photo-identification, and sorted them by building, block, and neighborhood (designated by number and letter) under the authority of local responsables . 62