novels, animated films, exhibits, documentaries, and television series, not to mention the tremendous possibilities offered by the internet. The renewal is underway and can also build on the experiments of our predecessors. Here are three examples. In
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Laird Boswell and Jonah D. Levy
Laird Boswell Le Communisme: Une passion française by Marc Lazar
Jonah D. Levy Silicon and the State: French Innovation Policy in the Internet Age by Gunnar Trumbull
A Generation in the Making
In the spring of 2000, the Financial Times eagerly predicted that the world would be piloted by a new global generation of managers who, having been educated at business schools, share similar ideas and values.1 To this generation belong managers in start-up companies that provide goods and services online. These e-managers work with and on the Internet, which reaches worldwide instantly and redefines our concepts of time and place. Since emanagers have the whole world as their “playground,” they are likely to replace traditional nation-based feelings of belonging with new values and identities. French magazines went even further than the Financial Times, stating that since e-managers speak English and have adopted the American way of doing business, they would eventually Americanize French society.2 Or, rather, e-managers would turn France into a society that mirrored the stereotypes of American society that have been prevalent in France.
Changements idéologiques et étiquetages politiques
This article draws on two research strategies to analyze the radicalizing effects of "Sarkozyism" in France. The first uses the computer program ALCESTE to compare systematically the presidential campaign discourses of Jacques Chirac and Nicolas Sarkozy as a way to evaluate how Sarkozy has altered the ideology of the French right. This analysis shows that a radicalization of the French right has in fact taken place with regard to questions of immigration, national identity, and sécurité. The second strategy makes use of the sociology of labeling to analyze expressions of "anti-Sarkozyism" on the internet. A cartographic study of the web sheds light on the variety and dynamism of this anti-Sarkozyism, and in so doing helps us take the full measure of Sarkozyism's strong polarizing effects.
Amateur Radio and the Politics of Aural Surveillance in France, 1921-1940
Derek W. Vaillant
As France wrestles over the uses and societal impact of digital media and the Internet, it is instructive to recall another era of communications innovation, namely the introduction of interwar radio to the French public, and the government's reaction to controversial applications by the citizenry. Recent scholarship has underscored the importance of interwar radio broadcasting to France and its territories. Less explored, however, is the work of amateur user/developers who shaped the radio medium as an instrument of speaking, as well as listening. Determined to manage applications of radio, the French Interior Ministry formed a Police de l'Air to monitor France's airwaves, including the activities of amateur radio users (i.e., hams), whose lawful (and sometimes unlawful) use of point-to-point and broadcast communication had begun to significantly disrupt the government's effort to dictate the future forms and uses of radio. Against a backdrop of political crisis and attempts to manage print and electronic communication and dissent, the skirmishes between the Police de l'Air and amateur radio users reveal historical aspects of contemporary debates over use, access, and qualifications to speak and be heard in mediated cultural and political settings.
constitute an act of reconciliation and signal a desire for inclusion, as it has for Harki sons and daughters. Keywords : Harkis, memory wars, Internet, Algerian War, collective memory Scott Gunther , How and Why “Bobos” Became French “Bobo” is short for
Harki Collective Memories, 2003–2010
Laura Jeanne Sims
fathers and brothers. Since 2005 some Harki children have used the Internet to transmit their understandings of the colonial past. This article focuses on websites that have been designed for discussion and participation directly on the site because they
Social Media from Modiano to Zola and Proust
time of the great nineteenth-century realist novelists such as Balzac, Dickens, Tolstoy, and Dostoevsky, and curious about the kinds of realist literature that may be produced by writers who take the Internet and social networking for granted as part of
DSK et le procès Carlton dans Le Monde, entre écrit et écran
métier, je sais faire ça, qu’est-ce que vous en pensez ? » ; « tout de suite emballée», la rédaction du site répond immédiatement « C’est formidable ». « Prétoire numérique. La chronique judiciaire à l’heure d’internet : L’exemple du blog de Pascale
le cas des spectacles à L’international
Michael Spanu and Jean-Marie Seca
Enrique Iglesias n’ont pas attendu internet pour faire usage d’un anglais de type « international ». En France, les grandes maisons de disque ont sauté le pas dans les années 1970 en produisant de la musique disco en anglais, avec des artistes comme