Between Republic and Market: Globalization and Identity in Contemporary France

by Sarah Waters

Bloomsbury Academic | July 12, 2012 | Trade Paperback

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The rise of neo-liberal globalisation has posed major challenges for all European countries, identifying itself as the key political tension of the coming era. Yet, it is in France that globalisation has produced the deepest tensions, and it is here that it has generated its greatest political resistance. 
 
The author pursues two separate lines of enquiry. First, she considers the influence of French political tradition and an enduring legacy of republicanism in shaping contemporary opposition. If globalisation poses a greater ideological threat in France than elsewhere, this is because it comes into conflict with the foundational values and symbols of the French Republic. Secondly, she examines contemporary French opposition as a site for political and ideological renewal. Many critics now agree that it is within this emergent movement, rather than within traditional parties, that new forms of political practice and ideology are being invented.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 224 pages, 9.03 × 6.05 × 0.52 in

Published: July 12, 2012

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1441172084

ISBN - 13: 9781441172082

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Between Republic and Market: Globalization and Identity in Contemporary France

by Sarah Waters

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 224 pages, 9.03 × 6.05 × 0.52 in

Published: July 12, 2012

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1441172084

ISBN - 13: 9781441172082

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements1. Introduction: Republic against Market2. Globalisation and French Identity3. Political Leaders: A New Civilising Mission?4. French Intellectuals: A War of Worlds5. A l''Attac. A New Political Identity for the Left6. Agriculture and Identity: the Confédération paysanne7. ConclusionBibliography

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The rise of neo-liberal globalisation has posed major challenges for all European countries, identifying itself as the key political tension of the coming era. Yet, it is in France that globalisation has produced the deepest tensions, and it is here that it has generated its greatest political resistance. 
 
The author pursues two separate lines of enquiry. First, she considers the influence of French political tradition and an enduring legacy of republicanism in shaping contemporary opposition. If globalisation poses a greater ideological threat in France than elsewhere, this is because it comes into conflict with the foundational values and symbols of the French Republic. Secondly, she examines contemporary French opposition as a site for political and ideological renewal. Many critics now agree that it is within this emergent movement, rather than within traditional parties, that new forms of political practice and ideology are being invented.

About the Author

Sarah Waters was born in Wales in 1966. She has a Ph.D. in English. Sarah has won a Betty Trask Award, the Somerset Maugham Award and was twice shortlisted for the Mail on Sunday/John Llewellyn Rhys Prize. Sarah's novel Fingersmith won the CWA Ellis Peters Dagger Award for Historical Crime Fiction and the South Bank Show Award for Literature. Both Fingersmith and The Night Watch were shortlisted for the Man Booker and Orange prizes. In 2003, Sarah was named Author of the Year by the British Book Awards, The Booksellers' Association and Waterstone's Booksellers. Sarah was also chosen as one of Granta's Best of Young British Novelists in 2003. Sarah's novels Tipping the Velvet, Affinity and Fingersmith have all been adapted for television. Sarah Waters lives in south London.
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