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France and Its Spaces of War : Experience, Memory, Image - Patricia M. E. Lorcin

France and Its Spaces of War

Experience, Memory, Image

By: Patricia M. E. Lorcin (Editor), Daniel Brewer (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 18th November 2009
ISBN: 9780230615618
Number Of Pages: 305

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This book" "offers a multi-disciplinary critical study of the cultural and social phenomena of war and its effects, focusing on the modern and contemporary period in France. The contributors analyze how material and psychological devastation resulting from French wars shaped in unique ways the meaning that each war would have for the French, as society was reconfigured in the aftermath of war. Taking up questions pertaining to political commemoration and historical memory, gender, literature, art, and film, "France and its Spaces of War "offers a broadly interdisciplinary study of war and its cultural impact.

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"This wide-ranging collection of essays provides a wealth of fascinating insights into the multifaceted experience of war." - Celia Britton, Professor of French, University College London

"This volume constitutes an impressive contribution to our broadening understanding of how war has shaped the history of France, and is a model for exploring the history of war in other parts of the world." - Leonard V. Smith, Frederick B. Artz Professor of History, Oberlin College

"From the asphyxiation of Algerians by French troops in the 1840s to the story of French civilians sheltering from British bombs in caves outside Le Havre in 1941, from the impact of the Great War on the painting of Leger to recent depictions of the Algerian War in film, this is a stimulating and imaginative collection of essays on the impact of war on the social, cultural and political history of France." - Julian Jackson, Professor of History, Queen Mary, University of London

"Adopting an interdisciplinary approach to examine political commemoration, historical memory, community and collective trauma and cultural identity, from controversies over monuments and icons of the Resistance to literary accounts of the wars effects in Europe and the colonial world and their aftermath, this collection will be indispensable to scholars of French history, literature and culture." - H. Adlai Murdoch, Associate Professor of French and Francophone Literature, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

List of Figuresp. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
War and Its Spaces: Introductionp. 1
War Experienced
Moralizing War: Military Enlightenment in Eighteenth-Century Francep. 13
"Unfortunate Necessities": Violence and Civilization in the Conquest of Algeriap. 29
Spaces of War: Rural France, Fears of Famine, and the Great Warp. 45
The Search for Civilian Safe Spaces: Re-evacuating Nord and Pas de Calais in Response to British Bombing, September 1940-March 1941p. 59
The Anglo-American Troops as Seen by French Labor Conscripts: Forms of Ambivalent Critical Supportp. 73
De-Prussianizing the Saar: Lessons from the Second World War and the French Path to European Integrationp. 87
War Remembered or Forgotten
Pain and Memory: The War Wounds of Blaise de Monlucp. 105
From the Chemin des Dames to Verdun: The Memory of the First World War in War Memorials in the Red Zonep. 121
National Sacrifices, Local Losses: Politics and Commemoration in Interwar Alsacep. 133
A Disembodied Memory: The Contemporary Legacy of the Great War Viewed through the Lens of the Politicalp. 149
"Pedestals Dedicated to Absence": The Symbolic Impact of the Wartime Destruction of French Bronze Statuaryp. 163
Reflections on the Literary Vichy Syndrome since 1990: Contexts, Chronologies, Metamorphosesp. 179
War Imagined
Newspapers, Novels, and the Comic Book Warp. 193
The Impact of the Great War on the Writing of Fernand Légerp. 211
Artists, Commemorations, and Political Culture: The Example of the Great Warp. 225
La Victoire en chantant: The Cinematographic Transfer of World War I in Equatorial Africa, between Colonialism, Patriotism, and Politicsp. 237
Making Space for War: L'Action Française, Je suis partout, and French Right-Wing Understandings of the Spanish Civil Warp. 247
American Audiovisual Propaganda in France, 1948-1955p. 263
Two Films and Two Wars in the Public Spherep. 277
Notes on Contributorsp. 289
Indexp. 293
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ISBN: 9780230615618
ISBN-10: 0230615619
Series: Explorations in Sociology Ser.
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 305
Published: 18th November 2009
Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.18 x 15.39  x 2.08
Weight (kg): 0.57
Edition Number: 1

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