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Outrageous Flirtation, Repressed Flirtation, and the Gallic Singularity

Alexis de Tocqueville's Comparative Views on Women and Marriage in France and the United States

Jean Elisabeth Pedersen

In 1831, the young French aristocrat Alexis de Tocqueville and his best friend Gustave de Beaumont traveled from the France of Louis-Philippe to the America of Andrew Jackson. * While their ostensible purpose was to research and write a useful

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Nicholas Toloudis

Although it is not much mentioned in the scholarly literature, the school shows up as an important motif in both volumes of Alexis de Tocqueville's Democracy in America. Tocqueville distinguished between civic education, which he saw as crucially important to the survival of democracy, and scholastic education, which could threaten it. There is a tension between these educations, which becomes clearer upon noticing Tocqueville's support for the political doctrine of freedom of education, which was so important in French politics during the July Monarchy (1830-1848). The source of this tension lies in Tocqueville's understanding of the American social condition and decentralized administration as being amenable to civic education, while centralized France precluded it. This tension is mediated, the article suggests, by Tocqueville's perception of the essential religiosity of French society.

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Naomi J. Andrews and Benoit Coquard

appears in the conclusion, and Alexis de Tocqueville is only named in the text once). He weaves the language used by a wide array of writers into his discussion, showing the re-occurrence of a particular stance toward time and modernity across the four

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John Keane

French aristocrat-turned-democrat, Alexis de Tocqueville, remarked more than once that the democratic revolution of modern times, led by events in the United States, was ultimately protected by the Hand of God ( Tocqueville 1986: 1663–1664 ). Many other

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Representations of Women in the French Imaginary

Historicizing the Gallic Singularity

Jean Elisabeth Pedersen

, focuses her article on the study of Alexis de Tocqueville, one of the most influential interpreters of the United States to France and of France to the United States. Pedersen connects her approach to the study of “the Gallic singularity” through her

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Hegelianisms without Metaphysics?

David James, Bahareh Ebne Alian, and Jean Terrier

also an attempt to compare Hegel's and Alexis de Tocqueville's views on social and political modernity. The argumentative framework at times appears a loose one, however, and the book therefore takes on a rather digressive character at times. This

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Selective Empathy

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

Naomi J. Andrews

poverty and extrapolating the potentially dire, if not always revolutionary, consequences for French society. 12 Alexis de Tocqueville, for example, likened the “so-called people” who toppled the July Monarchy in February 1848 to the Vandals and Goths

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Toward Comprehensive Conceptualizations of Contemporary Public Health

Participation as the Cornerstone of Appropriate Methodologies

Harry Nijhuis

“self-caring” appreciation of a “participative society” largely differs from the original US tradition of the “civil society.” Alexis de Tocqueville among others interpreted it as an attractive democratic alternative to the derailed outcome of the French

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Sheila K. Hoffman, Sarita Sundar, Masaaki Morishita, Fabien Van Geert, and Sharon Ann Holt

lives ( Figure 1 ). Figure 2 Hospital block gate at the Eastern State Penitentiary, Philadelphia (photograph by Jeremy Powlus, courtesy of the Eastern State Penitentiary). French commissioners Alexis de Tocqueville and Gustave de Beaumont visited to

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Kim Knibbe, Brenda Bartelink, Jelle Wiering, Karin B. Neutel, Marian Burchardt, and Joan Wallach Scott

equality? Is the ending of polygamy or helping with the children the test of that equality? An example I give in my book is the reference to Alexis de Tocqueville’s discussion of equality between women and men in his Democracy in America . There what