Place and Locality in Modern France by Philip WhalenPlace and Locality in Modern France by Philip Whalen

Place and Locality in Modern France

EditorPhilip Whalen, Patrick Young

Paperback | April 21, 2016

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Place and Locality in Modern France analyses the significance and changing constructions of local place in modern France. Drawing on the expertise of a range of scholars from around the world, this book provides a timely overview of the cross-disciplinary thinking that is currently taking place over a central issue in French history. The contributed chapters address a range of subjects that include: the politics of administrative reform, decentralization, regionalism and local advocacy; the role of commerce in engendering narratives and experience of local place; the importance of ethnic, class, gender and race distinctions in shaping local connection and identity; the generation and transmission of knowledge about local place and culture through academia, civic heritage and popular memory. As a reconsideration of the 'local' in French history, Place and Locality in Modern France bridges the divide between micro- and macro-history for all those interested in ideas of locality and culture in modern French and European history.
Philip Whalen is Professor of History at Coastal Carolina University, USA. Patrick Young is Associate Professor of History at the University of Massachusetts-Lowell, USA.
Title:Place and Locality in Modern FranceFormat:PaperbackDimensions:264 pages, 9 × 6 × 1 inPublished:April 21, 2016Publisher:BloomsburyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1474282776

ISBN - 13:9781474282772

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations List of Contributors The Local in French History: Changing Paradigms and Possibilities Patrick Young and Philip Whalen I Space 1. The Republic of Marseille and the Making of Imperial France Ian Coller 2. Mapping Locality in Provincial France: The Cartographic Construction of Identity, Space, and Boundaries in Alsace-Lorraine Catherine Dunlop 3. Modern Burgundy as Gastronomic Regime Philip Whalen 4. Imagining Greater France in the Provinces: The Strasbourg Colonial Exhibition Alison Carrol 5. Localizing Universalism: Annales Historians in Contested Transformations of Locality Joseph Tendler 6. A Local/Transnational Approach to Migration: The International Migration Service and its Marseilles Office in the First Half of the 20th Century Linda Guerry II Culture 7. La Lorraine Artiste: Modernity, Nature, and the Nation in the Work of ¿mile Gall¿ and the ¿cole de Nancy Jessica Dandona 8. The Casbah des Oudaya: The Colonial Production of a Historic District in Morocco Stacy Holden 9. Facing the Nation: National Sentiment and National Belonging in the Wartime Writings of Ir¿ne N¿mirovsky and L¿on Werth Nathan Bracher 10. Remembering Oradour and Struthof: Struggles of Regional Memory and National Commemoration Elizabeth Vlossak 11. Judging a Book Town by Its Cover: Advertising Strategies of France's Villages du Livre Audra Merfeld-Langston 12. Our Cousins in the New World: Celebrating Mexico in the French Alps N. Christine Brookes III Politics 13. Local Identities and Internal Migration: Networking as a Survival Strategy in Revolutionary and Post-Revolutionary France Denise Davidson 14. Soldiers of the Pays: Localism and Nationalism in the Revolutionary-Era Army Christopher Tozzi 15. From mal du pays to l'amour du pays: Fatal Nostalgia and the Local in Nineteenth-Century France Thomas Dodman 16. An Uncertain Icon: The Changing Significance of the Croix Occitane in the Post-War Midi Andrew Smith 17. Adoption and Adaptation: The Survival French D¿partements Thomas Procureur 18. Le Pr¿sident? Georges Fr¿che and the Making of a Local Notable in Late Twentieth Century France Emile Chabal Index

Editorial Reviews

The strength of the collection is the ways in which the articles represent new directions in the long tradition of French historiography on the role of the regional ... The collection does this especially well in defining themes such as economic change, reinvention of tradition, the redefinition of local spaces and places, and the significance of France's overseas empire.