Creating Identities in Modern France
A collection of essays that explains French identity as a fluid process rather than a category into which French citizens (and immigrants) are expected to fit. It offers examples drawn from an imperial history of France that show the power of the periphery to shape diverse and dynamic modern French identities at its centre.
Introduction / Kevin J. Callahan and Sarah A. Curtis; 1. Missionary Utopias: Anne-Marie Javouhey and the Colony at Mana, French Guiana, 1827-48 /; Sarah A. Curtis; 2. Marcel Lefebvre in Gabon: Revival, Missionaries, and the Colonial Roots of Catholic Traditionalism /; Jeremy Rich; 3. Marketing in the Metropole: Colonial Rubber Plantations and French Consumerism in the Early Twentieth Century / Stephen L. Harp; 4. Exorcising Algeria: French Citizens, the War, and the Remaking of National Identity in the Rhone-Alpes, 1954-62 / Lee Whitfield; 5. Autonomy or Colony: The Politics of Alsace's Relationship to France in the Interwar Era / Samuel Huston Goodfellow; 6. The Problem of French Sectarianism and Identity Politics in the Second International, 1889-1900 /; Kevin J. Callahan; 7. Sex and the Citizen: Reproductive Manuals and Fashionable Readers in Napoleonic France, 1799-1808 / Sean M. Quinlan; 8. Gender and the Creation of the French Intellectual: The Case of the Revue de morale sociale (1899-1903) / Anne Epstein; 9. Family Dramas: Paternity, Divorce and Adultery, 1917-45 / Rachel G. FuchsBibliography of the Work of William B. Cohen; Contributors