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La gauche de la gauche

6 Beyond the mainstream: la gauche de la gauche Jim Wolfreys The left Beyond the mainstream: la gauche de la gauche Introduction In the summer of 1998 an article in Le Monde entitled ‘Quand la France s’amuse’ compared the apparently beatific state of mind of the French in the wake of the national team’s World Cup victory with that evoked by Pierre Viansson-Ponté in his celebrated essay ‘Quand la France s’ennuie . . . ’ written on the eve of the May ‘68 events.1 As with the original article, such complacency proved at odds with a powerful undercurrent in

in The French party system

us that, while beur literature was mostly written by the offspring of Maghrebis who undertook a state-sponsored voyage to make a living in France, the bulk of illiterate-ture aims to educate the average reader on widespread misconceptions about burning that he or she will likely have inherited from generalizing mass media accounts and chauvinistic disinformation. I would like to argue that there are different forms of illiteracy since brainwashing by mainstream or ideologically biased media results in a modern type of illiteracy. In turn, works of illiterature

in Reimagining North African Immigration
Foucault interviewed by Moriaki Watanabe
Robert Bononno

A specialist in French theatre and literature, Moriaki Watanabe, who introduced Foucault to Japanese theatre, was in the process of translating The Will to Knowledge at the time of the interview. Moriaki Watanabe: Why do the themes of the gaze and the theatre occur so insistently in your writing that they appear to govern the general economy of

in Foucault’s theatres
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controversies of 1550. Juan Ginés de Sepúlveda, Demócrates Segundo o de las justas causas de la guerra contro los Indios, bilingual Latin–Spanish edn trans. by Angel Losada, 2nd edn (Madrid: Instituto Francisco de Vitoria, 1984), p. 35. 78 On the ‘hesitations and reversals’ that complicate a teleological approach in French history, see Christopher L. Miller, The French Atlantic Triangle: Literature and Culture of the Slave Trade (Durham, NC; London: Duke University Press, 2008), pp. 83–84. See also Joseph C. Miller, The Problem of Slavery as History, pp. 5–9. 79 Christopher

in Frontiers of servitude
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one hand and ‘flesh and life’ (l’incarnat et la vie) on the other. At this point he thus chose a term that etymologically still carried the reference to the Christian mystery of incarnation but had, in its abbreviated form, become a word for the red colour of flesh in the French art literature of the seventeenth and eighteenth century. Diderot transformed these mystifying ideas about the animation of art works by grounding them in the physicality of the living body. He uses the word peau, giving a materialist account of the transmission of the emotions via coloured

in Fleshing out surfaces
The morphogenesis of an African regional capital

This book deals with the planning culture and architectural endeavours that shaped the model space of French colonial Dakar, a prominent city in West Africa. With a focus on the period from the establishment of the city in the mid-nineteenth century until the interwar years, our involvement with the design of Dakar as a regional capital reveals a multiplicity of 'top-down' and 'bottom-up' dynamics. These include a variety of urban politics, policies, practices and agencies, and complex negotiations at both the physical and conceptual levels. The study of the extra-European planning history of Europe has been a burgeoning field in scholarly literature, especially in the last few decades. There is a clear tendency within this literature, however, to focus on the more privileged colonies in the contemporary colonial order of preference, such as British India and the French colonies in North Africa. Colonial urban space in sub-Saharan Africa has accordingly been addressed less. With a rich variety of historical material and visual evidence, the book incorporates both primary and secondary sources, collected from multilateral channels in Europe and Senegal. It includes an analysis of a variety of planning and architectural models, both metropolitan and indigenous. Of interest to scholars in history, geography, architecture, urban planning, African studies and Global South studies – this book is also one of the pioneers in attesting to the connection between the French colonial doctrines of assimilation and association and French colonial planning and architectural policies in sub-Saharan Africa.

France has been a central actor in human protection, yet the existing literature has too often focused on Anglo-Saxon states or states that are wary of its development. In order to address this gap, this book provides an original and much-needed account of France’s relationship to human protection since the 1980s. It analyses a ‘tale of two norms’ using an innovative theoretical framework: The first is ‘France’s domestic norm of human protection’, and the second is the dominant international principle or norm of human protection at the time (chiefly humanitarian intervention in the 1990s and the responsibility to protect (R2P) in the 2000s). Through this ‘tale of two norms’, and also thanks to interviews with key actors such as Gareth Evans and Bernard Kouchner and analysis of fourteen case studies, the book reshapes our understanding of the development and influence of key principles and norms of human protection. It also corrects prevailing assumptions about France’s foreign policy and allows us to anticipate its future foreign policy more accurately. Last but not least, by showing how important it is to pay more attention to the interplay between domestic and international norms and building an innovative framework that can be used beyond the analysis of France and human protection, the book makes a key contribution to the literature on norms and International Relations theory more generally. The book is therefore an essential read for anyone interested in human protection, peace studies, France, foreign policy analysis, International Relations and norm diffusion.

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, family therapy, psychology, and their popular versions have an enormous literature about siblings. Earlier scholars spent much of their time understanding birth-order dynamics and the role of parents in rearing young siblings. Recently the literature has increased its coverage of inter-sibling relations throughout the life course and social scientists have discussed the impact that sibling death has on children and adults.5 They have explored the impact of sibling interaction on childhood and 4 Introduction adolescence and its connections to the development of self

in Siblinghood and social relations in Georgian England
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, Evangelista traces Swinburne’s responses to Matthew Arnold, focusing in particular on the young Swinburne’s challenge to the older critic who was held as the foremost English authority on French literature and cosmopolitan culture. Evangelista shows how Swinburne elaborated a unique form of critical writing, in which he staged a playful, hybrid dialogue between English and French voices, a form that he

in Algernon Charles Swinburne
The Books of Blood and the transformation of the weird

is often credited. This chapter will argue the importance of seeing Books of Blood in a broader context of horror and ‘weird’ fiction, and re-evaluate its meaning in the light of recent developments in fiction, with a focus on China Mièville's 2010 novel Kraken . Barker's work is influenced as much by visual art as it is literature. In this context I would like to consider

in Clive Barker