Fear And Fantasy In A Global World

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Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004306048
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Fear and Fantasy in a Global World is a collection of essays which examines the processes, meanings and relations between fear and fantasy in the globalized world, from bold interdisciplinary and comparative perspectives.

French Women Philosophers

Author: Christina Howells
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135643849
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This reader is the first of its kind to present the work of leading French women philosophers to an English-speaking audience. Many of the articles appear for the first time in English and have been specially translated for the collection. Christina Howells draws on major areas of philosophical and theoretical debate including Ethics, Psychoanalysis, Law, Politics, History, Science and Rationality. Each section and article is clearly introduced and situated in its intellectual context. The book is necessarily feminist in inspiration but draws on an unusually wide range of thinkers, chosen to represent the philosophy of women rather than feminist philosophy. It will be ideal for anyone coming to this area for the first time as well as those seeking to extend their understanding of French thought and Continental Philosophy. Articles by the following writers are included: Francoise Collin, Sylviane Agacinski, Catherine Chalier, Luce Irigaray, Francoise Proust, Francoise Dastur, Barbara Cassin, Natalie Depraz, Elisabeth de Fontenay, Elisabeth Badinter, Francoise Heritier, Helene Cixous, Monique Schneider, Julia Kristeva, Sarah Kofman, Monique David Menard, Francoise d'Eaubonne, Genevieve Fraisse, Michele Le Doeuff, Natalie Charraud, Francoise Balibar, Anne Fagot-Largeault, Colette Guillaumin, Dominique Schnapper, Myriam Revault-D'Allonnes, Nicole Loraux, Mireille Delmas-Marty, Blandine Kriegel.

French Xx Bibliography

Author: William J. Thompson
Publisher: Associated University Presse
ISBN: 9781575911045
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The annual French XX Bibliography provides the most complete listing available of books, articles, and book reviews concerned with French literature since 1885. Unique in its scope, thoroughness, and reliability of information, it has become an essential reference source in the study of modern French literature and culture. The bibliography is divided into three major divisions: general studies, author subjects (arranged alphabetically), and cinema. Number 57 in the series contains nearly 10,000 entries. William H. Thompson is Associate Professor of French and Undergraduate and Interdisciplinary Programs in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Memphis.

Immigration And National Identity

Author: Rabah Aissaoui
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 0857713469
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Immigration is at the heart of social, cultural and political debate in France, a country still struggling to come to terms with its postcolonial legacy. Popular opinion and political and media discourse view postcolonial immigration in France as presenting new challenges to the French model of integration and national identity, as exemplified by the Maghrebis who are believed to be relatively recent arrivals with social, cultural and religious practices that are ‘irreconcilably’ different from those of the French. This perspective ignores the long history of complex ties between France and North Africa since the colonial era, and the fact that Maghrebis have lived in France since the early twentieth century. ‘Immigration and National Identity’ challenges these widely held beliefs by presenting the migrants’ perspective and a pathbreaking account of their political mobilisation from the colonial to the postcolonial period. Here Aissaoui shows us how these immigrants were able to forge a sense of national identity shaped by ethnicity, class, culture, religion and memory. While the Maghrebis have been generally viewed as passive and largely invisible workers they were, in fact, able to construct a powerful and consistent political tradition which has had a lasting impact on the politics of France and North Africa. The Algerian nationalist movement in France - the Etoile nord-africaine (ENA) and the Parti du peuple algérien (PPA) - emerged during the inter-war period and played an important role in the Algerian anti-colonial struggle after the Second World War. Aissaoui also discusses the emergence, in the postcolonial period, of new forms of political activism such as the Mouvement des travailleurs arabes (MTA) and the mobilisation of Maghrebi immigrants in the 1970s. Combining insights from the archive and interviews with political activists, he examines the diaspora’s voice, their struggle against racism and oppression and their often complex relationship with French political parties and other immigrant groups. ‘Immigration and National Identity’ foregrounds the migrants’ perspective and the necessary historical background to the fraught contemporary context of immigrant communities in France. Emphasizing the links between earlier forms of political discourse and organisation and the present tensions of immigrant life in a postcolonial world, this book will be valuable for all those concerned with immigration, colonialism and postcolonialism, cultural studies, sociology and the study of contemporary France.

Calculation And Morality

Author: Caroline Oudin-Bastide
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190856866
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Debates about whether to maintain or abolish slavery revolved around two key values: the morality of enslaving other human beings and the economic benefits and costs of slavery as compared to free labor. Various and conflicting arguments were presented by abolitionists, colonists, and administrators in slave-holding societies, all of whom used calculations about the relative cost and productivity of slavery to defend their own point of view in an impassioned debate. In Calculation and Morality, Caroline Oudin-Bastide and Philippe Steiner consider how economic calculations, estimations, and arguments informed the long debate over French slavery between 1771 and 1848. They show how calculation was introduced into moral debate and became a critical social object in regard both to its consistency and its manifest effects. To do so they trace a process in which phenomena were classified into groups, becoming a category, and then how metrics and calculations were used to analyze the possible effects of emancipating slaves in French colonies. Abolitionists sought to demonstrate that it was in the interest of slaveowners and/or the entire nation to employ free labour in the colonies, and to show the irrationality of the colonial and metropolitan defenders of servitude; their aim was to enlighten various parties as to their real interest, and how that real interest coincided with justice. In turn, colonists accused those opposed to slavery of being blinded by their own philanthropic principles and insisted on the rationality of the slave system as the only means of meeting the interests of everyone, including slaves, at least in the short and medium term. Oudin-Bastide and Steiner closely examine the positions and reasoning of such influential French thinkers as Pierre Samuel Du Pont de Nemours, Anne Robert Jacques Turgot, Antoine Nicolas de Condorcet, Simonde de Sismondi, Jean Baptiste Say, and Alexis de Tocqueville. In doing so they shed light on the interaction of moral precepts and econonomic calculations in a trenchant study in the history of ideas.