French Politics, Culture & Society

Executive Editor: Herrick Chapman, New York University
Editor: Elisabeth Fink, New York University

Subjects: Contemporary French Studies, Politics, History, Sociology, Anthropology, Geography, Cultural Studies

The journal of the Conference Group on French Politics & Society. It is jointly sponsored by the Institute of French Studies at New York University and the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies at Harvard University

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Latest Issue Table of Contents

Volume 38 (2020): Issue 2 (Jun 2020): French Decolonization in Global Perspective. Guest Editor: Jessica Lynne Pearson

Volume 38 / 2020, 3 issues per volume (spring, summer, and winter)

Aims & Scope

FPC&S is the journal of the Conference Group on French Politics & Society. It is jointly sponsored by the Institute of French Studies at New York University and the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies at Harvard University.

French Politics, Culture & Society explores modern and contemporary France from the perspectives of the social sciences, history, and cultural analysis. It also examines France's relationship to the larger world, especially Europe, the United States, and the former French Empire. The editors also welcome pieces on recent debates and events, as well as articles that explore the connections between French society and cultural expression of all sorts (such as art, film, literature, and popular culture). Issues devoted to a single theme appear from time to time. With refereed research articles, timely essays, and reviews of books in many disciplines, French Politics, Culture & Society provides a forum for learned opinion and the latest scholarship on France.


French Politics, Culture & Society is indexed/abstracted in:

  • Bibliometric Research Indicator List (BFI) 
  • Biography Index (H.W. Wilson/EBSCO)
  • British Humanities Index (CSA/ProQuest)
  • Cabell's Directory
  • Columbia International Affairs Online (CIAO)
  • European Reference Index for the Humanities and the Social Sciences (ERIH PLUS)
  • Historical Abstracts (EBSCO)
  • IBR – International Bibliography of Book Reviews of Scholarly Literature on the Humanities and Social Sciences (De Gruyter)
  • IBZ – International Bibliography of Periodical Literature in the Humanities and Social Sciences (De Gruyter)
  • IBSS – International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (CSA/ProQuest)
  • Index Islamicus
  • Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts (Proquest)
  • MLA International Bibliography
  • Periodicals Acquisitions (CSA/ProQuest)
  • Periodicals Index Online (Chadwyck-Healey/ProQuest)
  • ProQuest Research Library (CSA/ProQuest)
  • Scopus (Elsevier)
  • SOAS Library
  • Social Planning-Police & Development Abstracts
  • Social Sciences Abstracts (H.W. Wilson/EBSCO)
  • Social Sciences Index (H.W. Wilson/EBSCO)
  • Social Services Abstracts (CSA/ProQuest)
  • Sociological Abstracts (CSA/ProQuest)
  • Sociologie-Démographie (AERES)
  • Worldwide Political Science Abstracts (CSA)

Executive Editor: Herrick Chapman, New York University, USA

Editor: Elisabeth Fink, New York University, USA

Editorial Board:
Marcos Ancelovici, Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada
Frank Baumgartner, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
Alban Bensa, École des hautes études en sciences sociales, France
Laure Bereni, Centre Maurice Halbwachs, Centre national de la recherche scientifique, France
Edward Berenson, New York University, USA
Nicholas Entrikin, University of Notre Dame, USA
Éric Fassin, École normale supérieure, France
Julie Fette, Rice University, USA
Marion Fourcade-Gourinchas, University of California at Berkeley, USA
Laura L. Frader, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University; Northeastern University, USA
Patrick Fridenson, École des hautes études en sciences sociales, France
Stéphane Gerson, New York University, USA
Arthur Goldhammer, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University, USA
Nancy L. Green, École des hautes études en sciences sociales, France
Gérard Grunberg, Institut d'Études Politiques de Paris, France
Stanley Hoffmann, Harvard University, USA
Denis Hollier, New York University, USA
Olivier Ihl, Institut d'Études Politiques de Grenoble, France
Paul Jankowski, Brandeis University, USA
Jean-Francois Klein, INALCO, France
Lawrence D. Kritzman, Dartmouth College, USA
Michèle Lamont, Harvard University, USA
Jonah Levy, University of California at Berkeley, USA
Mary Dewhurst Lewis, Harvard University, USA
Kimberly Morgan, George Washington University, USA
Philip Nord, Princeton University, USA
Bruno Palier, Institut d'Études Politiques de Paris, France
Deborah Reed-Danahay, SUNY Buffalo, USA
Donald Reid, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
Jacques Revel, École des hautes études en sciences sociales, France
Susan Carol Rogers, New York University, USA
George Ross, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University; Brandeis University, USA
Emmanuelle Saada, Columbia University, USA
Anne Sa'adah, Dartmouth College, USA
Martin Schain, New York University, USA
James Shields, Aston University, UK
Alexis Spire, Centre national de la recherche scientifique, Université de Lille 2, France
Christian Topalov, École des hautes études en sciences sociales, France
Frédéric Viguier, New York University, USA
Patrick Weil, Centre national de la recherche scientifique Université de Paris-I, Panthéon-Sorbonne, France
Claire Zalc, Institut d'Histoire Moderne et Contemporaine, CNRS-ENS, France
Martha Zuber, Centre de sociologie des organisations, Centre national de la recherche scientifique, France

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Please submit articles as text attachments by e-mail, formatted as Microsoft Word or Rich Text Format (rtf) files, to the managing editor at

Research articles should be 4,500 to 10,000 words (30,000 to 66,000 signes), including notes. Essays on recent debates and events may be 3,000 to 6,250 words (20,000 to 40,000 signes). Review articles must be between 2,000 and 3,000 words (13,000 to 20,000 signes). Book reviews should run between 750 and 1,500 words (6,500 to 10,000 signes).

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Authors will be required (with the exception of Book Reviewers) to send an abstract of no more than 150 words, 5 keywords, and biographical data of less than 100 words for each contributor.

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Ethics Statement

Authors published in French Politics, Culture & Society (FPCS) certify that their works are original and their own. The editors certify that all materials, with the possible exception of editorial introductions, book reviews, review essays, and some types of commentary, have been subjected to double-blind peer review by qualified scholars in the field. While the publishers and the editorial board make every effort to see that no inaccurate or misleading data, opinions, or statements appear in this journal, they wish to make clear that the data and opinions appearing in the articles herein are the sole responsibility of the contributor concerned. For a more detailed explanation concerning these qualifications and responsibilities, please see the complete FPCS ethics statement.

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