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Is France Still Relevant?

Sophie Meunier

For decades, the influential Franco-American scholar Stanley Hoffmann saw his role at Harvard as “explainer and defender of France.” * 1 France was an indispensable country—from culture to architecture, from education to bureaucracy. Analyzing the

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Maneuvering Whiteness in France

Muslim Converts’ Ambivalent Encounters with Race

Juliette Galonnier

racial consciousness.” 10 This article proposes to explore such contradictions, inconsistencies, and ambivalences by focusing on the very specific case of White converts to Islam in France. Since the early 2010s, literature about Whiteness has been

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Le salafisme quiétiste en France

Un exemple d’apolitisme militant ?

Mohamed-Ali Adraoui

le chemin de la « Vérité », et la contrainte dogmatique de ne contester ni récuser le système en place par un investissement « traditionnel » dans le champ politique. En d’autres termes, comment représenter une force de changement social en France

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Famine and the Science of Food in the French Empire, 1900–1939

Yan Slobodkin

In 1913, famine struck the Sahel from Senegal to Sudan and killed as many as half a million people. French observers barely noted the event. In 1931, a far smaller famine in western Niger caused between 15,000 and 30,000 deaths. This time, the

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The Role of French Algeria in American Incorporation of the Philippines and Puerto Rico

Tim Roberts

“national.” Coudert drew on international law for his argument, principally the example of laws of nationality in French Algeria. This aspect of his argument, and the extent to which it shaped the Court's somewhat ambiguous opinion about González, were

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French Perceptions of Macau as Place and Space in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

Jingzhen Xie

place turns into a space when it is frequented by people and gains historical and cultural meanings that can be examined from a variety of perspectives. The study of French perspectives on Macau is made possible by the availability of numerous French

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An Anthropology of the Contemporary in France

Mark Ingram

Sophie Chevalier, ed., Anthropology at the Crossroads: The View from France (Canon Pyon, UK: Sean Kingston Publishing, 2015). Two stories emerge from this book. The first is the history of a national tradition of scholarship: the factors

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The Legal Construction of the Notion of Anti-White Racism in France

Mathias Möschel

Within the burgeoning literature on Whiteness studies in France (to which this special issue also contributes), 1 the theme of anti-White racism has acquired a certain prominence. This article intends to critically zoom in on this notion

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Understanding networks of actors involved in refugee access to higher education in Canada, England and France

A digital comparative approach

Melody Viczko, Marie-Agnès Détourbe, and Shannon McKechnie

involved in addressing refugee access to higher education in three countries: Canada, England and France. Our findings suggest that the nature of the issues for refugee access to higher education is taken up and constructed quite differently in each

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Le Rire and the Meaning of Cartoon Art in Fin-de-Siècle France

Andrew Kotick

decision was curious: not only was the satirical press in France a well-developed market saturated with competition, but the businessman, Félix Juven, had no formal training in, experience with, or exposure to the craft. Rather than go it alone, Juven