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Frédéric Viguier

in legitimizing Arabic in Morocco's French lycées . I observed OIB classes over several weeks during my fieldwork in Morocco, and was under the impression that the goals of the OIB were being met: students’ levels were high; their eloquence in Arabic

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Fanny Colonna

Thinking Differently Under Colonialism

Arthur Asseraf

. Colonna reconstructed Baptiste and the world around him in two ways, which make up the two halves of the book: first through written sources, and then through fieldwork and oral interviews. Each half makes for an eclectic bunch. In the first, we scan

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In Their Best Interests

Diplomacy, Ethics, and Competition in the French World of Adoption

Sébastien Roux

, which respond to both ethical matters and the maintenance of power, drawing attention to moral concerns and ethical subjectivities at the heart of the state. 12 Based on multi-sited ethnographic fieldwork conducted since 2013, I aim to show how

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Frédéric Sawicki

in their ethnographic fieldwork in the north of France. Due to their cultural and social distance from working-class neighborhood voters, who are often not engaged in electoral politics, Socialist canvassers have often found themselves in awkward door

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Vincent Pons

to observe more closely fieldwork conducted by local units involved in the campaign and to attend strategy meetings at campaign headquarters. In the field, campaign activities and the areas targeted were determined based on habits and the political

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Rapping French Cities in the 1990s

Blurring Marseille and Brightening Paris in Contested Processes of Boundary Making

Joseph Downing

French cities: Paris, Marseille, and Lyon. That study involved extensive ethnographic fieldwork on the relationship between individuals and urban space. This initial investigation was followed up with semi-structured interviews across a wide cross section

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The Other Children of the French Republic

The Government of Kafala by the Institutions of Adoption

Aurélie Fillod-Chabaud

lead adoption institutions to produce a hierarchy of “good” and “bad” children from abroad, as part of their adoption by a family residing on national territory. These research hypotheses were investigated through fieldwork conducted in various child

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Richard Ivan Jobs, Judith Surkis, Laura Lee Downs, Nimisha Barton, and Kimberly A. Arkin

, Muslims and Jews in France: History of a Conflict (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2014). Review by Kimberly A. Arkin, Boston University During my fieldwork in France in the early 2000s, many of the young Jews I worked with understood French

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Two Failures of Left Internationalism

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

Eli Thorkelson

then go home. As everyone acknowledged, in the absence of an official G8 summit to protest, there was much less motivation to show up. Nevertheless, I decided to delay the end of my fieldwork in France in order to attend. From the train station in the

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Political Campaigns and Civic Culture

Comparing Canvassing and Party Structures in the French and American 2012 Presidential Campaigns

Julien Talpin

-structured interviews carried out with activists, local party leaders, and elected officials to enrich the observations and test hypotheses emerging from the field. The US fieldwork lasted from August to November 2012, and is part of a larger ethnographic study on