French Intellectual Nobility

Institutional and Symbolic Transformations in the Post-Sartrian Era

Author: Niilo Kauppi

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791431436

Category: Social Science

Page: 204

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The first study to examine the conditions that led to the production of theories like "structuralism" and "poststructuralism."

French Intellectuals Against the Left

The Antitotalitarian Moment of the 1970s

Author: Michael Scott Christofferson

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9781571814272

Category: Political Science

Page: 294

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In the latter half of the 1970s, the French intellectual Left denounced communism, Marxism, and revolutionary politics through a critique of left-wing totalitarianism that paved the way for today's postmodern, liberal, and moderate republican political options. Contrary to the dominant understanding of the critique of totalitarianism as an abrupt rupture induced by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn's The Gulag Archipelago, Christofferson argues that French anti-totalitarianism was the culmination of direct-democratic critiques of communism and revisions of the revolutionary project after 1956. The author's focus on the direct-democratic politics of French intellectuals offers an important alternative to recent histories that seek to explain the course of French intellectual politics by France's apparent lack of a liberal tradition.

Women Intellectuals in Post-68 France

Petitions and Polemics

Author: I. Long

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137318775

Category: Political Science

Page: 161

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Accounts of public intellectuals in France and French feminism have focused on a specific set of women thinkers overlooking some major women intellectuals. This book aims redresses this balance by studying these forgotten intellectuals creating a cultural and theoretical re-evaluation of the gendered phenomenon of the public intellectual in France.


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Semantics (Philosophy)

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Nach dem Strukturalismus

Theoriediskurs und intellektuelles Feld in Frankreich

Author: Johannes Angermüller

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 9783899428100

Category: Discourse analysis

Page: 287

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Simone de Beauvoir

Schreiben zwischen Theorie und Erzählung

Author: Stephanie Bung,Romana Weiershausen

Publisher: N.A


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 248

View: 4751

Noblesse Au XVIIIe Siècle. Anglais

Author: Guy Chaussinand-Nogaret

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521275903

Category: History

Page: 197

View: 1673

Contrary to their traditional image as a caste of intransigent reactionaries and parasites, this analysis maintains that pre-revolutionary nobility actually were in the forefront of French economic and intellectual life, and until 1789, at the head of the movement for reform of the old regime.

The prince and the archaeologist

Gramsci, Foucault and the crisis of left intellectual thought

Author: John Sanbonmatsu

Publisher: N.A


Category: Philosophy

Page: 1084

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The Visual World of French Theory


Author: Sarah Wilson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780300162813

Category: History

Page: 271

View: 7226

This work focuses on the series of encounters between the most prominent French philosophers of the 1960s and 1970s and the artists of their times, most particularly the protagonists of the Narrative Figuration movement.

The French Revolution in Russian Intellectual Life

1865 - 1905

Author: N.A

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 1412807808

Category: History

Page: 202

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Russian intellectual discourse on the French Revolution as a representation of the West rather than a symbol of revolution.

Constructivism and comparative politics

Author: Daniel M. Green

Publisher: M E Sharpe Inc


Category: Philosophy

Page: 278

View: 4922

The essays in the first part of this collection discuss a constructivist approach to the field of comparative politics; the second part presents four case studies that illustrate constructivist analysis.

After the deluge

new perspectives on the intellectual and cultural history of postwar France

Author: Julian Bourg

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780739107911

Category: History

Page: 426

View: 4044

Motivated by a desire to narrate and contextualize the deluge of "French theory," After the Deluege showcases recent work by today's brightest scholars of French intellectual history that historicizes key debates, figures, and turning points in the postwar era of French thought.

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Arts & humanities

Author: Institute for Scientific Information (Philadelphia)

Publisher: N.A



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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Philosophy

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Aristocracy and its Enemies in the Age of Revolution

Author: William Doyle

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191568279

Category: History

Page: 384

View: 4323

Since time immemorial Europe had been dominated by nobles and nobilities. In the eighteenth century their power seemed better entrenched than ever. But in 1790 the French revolutionaries made a determined attempt to abolish nobility entirely. 'Aristocracy' became the term for everything they were against, and the nobility of France, so recently the most dazzling and sophisticated elite in the European world, found itself persecuted in ways that horrified counterparts in other countries. Aristocracy and its Enemies traces the roots of the attack on nobility at this time, looking at intellectual developments over the preceding centuries, in particular the impact of the American Revolution. It traces the steps by which French nobles were disempowered and persecuted, a period during which large numbers fled the country and many perished or were imprisoned. In the end abolition of the aristocracy proved impossible, and nobles recovered much of their property. Napoleon set out to reconcile the remnants of the old nobility to the consequences of revolution, and created a titled elite of his own. After his fall the restored Bourbons offered renewed recognition to all forms of nobility. But nineteenth century French nobles were a group transformed and traumatized by the revolutionary experience, and they never recovered their old hegemony and privileges. As William Doyle shows, if the revolutionaries failed in their attempt to abolish nobility, they nevertheless began the longer term process of aristocratic decline that has marked the last two centuries.

Postmodernism and the Enlightenment

New Perspectives in Eighteenth-Century French Intellectual History

Author: Daniel Gordon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136696210

Category: History

Page: 236

View: 1186

First Published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Nobility Lost

French and Canadian Martial Cultures, Indians, and the End of New France

Author: Christian Ayne Crouch

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801470390

Category: History

Page: 265

View: 6942

Nobility Lost is a cultural history of the Seven Years' War in French-claimed North America, focused on the meanings of wartime violence and the profound impact of the encounter between Canadian, Indian, and French cultures of war and diplomacy. This narrative highlights the relationship between events in France and events in America and frames them dialogically, as the actors themselves experienced them at the time. Christian Ayne Crouch examines how codes of martial valor were enacted and challenged by metropolitan and colonial leaders to consider how those acts affected French-Indian relations, the culture of French military elites, ideas of male valor, and the trajectory of French colonial enterprises afterwards, in the second half of the eighteenth century. At Versailles, the conflict pertaining to the means used to prosecute war in New France would result in political and cultural crises over what constituted legitimate violence in defense of the empire. These arguments helped frame the basis for the formal French cession of its North American claims to the British in the Treaty of Paris of 1763. While the French regular army, the troupes de terre (a late-arriving contingent to the conflict), framed warfare within highly ritualized contexts and performances of royal and personal honor that had evolved in Europe, the troupes de la marine (colonial forces with economic stakes in New France) fought to maintain colonial land and trade. A demographic disadvantage forced marines and Canadian colonial officials to accommodate Indian practices of gift giving and feasting in preparation for battle, adopt irregular methods of violence, and often work in cooperation with allied indigenous peoples, such as Abenakis, Hurons, and Nipissings. Drawing on Native and European perspectives, Crouch shows the period of the Seven Years’ War to be one of decisive transformation for all American communities. Ultimately the augmented strife between metropolitan and colonial elites over the aims and means of warfare, Crouch argues, raised questions about the meaning and cost of empire not just in North America but in the French Atlantic and, later, resonated in France’s approach to empire-building around the globe. The French government examined the cause of the colonial debacle in New France at a corruption trial in Paris (known as l’affaire du Canada), and assigned blame. Only colonial officers were tried, and even those who were acquitted found themselves shut out of participation in new imperial projects in the Caribbean and in the Pacific. By tracing the subsequent global circumnavigation of Louis Antoine de Bougainville, a decorated veteran of the French regulars, 1766–1769, Crouch shows how the lessons of New France were assimilated and new colonial enterprises were constructed based on a heightened jealousy of French honor and a corresponding fear of its loss in engagement with Native enemies and allies.