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The Resource True France : the wars over cultural identity, 1900-1945, Herman Lebovics

True France : the wars over cultural identity, 1900-1945, Herman Lebovics

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True France : the wars over cultural identity, 1900-1945
Title
True France
Title remainder
the wars over cultural identity, 1900-1945
Statement of responsibility
Herman Lebovics
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Today as many as 30 percent of French voters would agree with Jean-Marie Le Pen that foreign-born Muslims should be expelled from France. True France is a provocative history of the prototype of this contemporary "France for the French" movement - the conservative, static, intolerant understanding of French identity that became a powerful tool in national politics during the first half of the twentieth century. Drawing on the insights of anthropological and cultural theory and on extensive archival research, Herman Lebovics shows how, among politicians and thinkers from both the right and the left, the glorification of True France masked the cultural project of eliminating diversity. He skillfully interweaves the biographies of representative figures in debates about "True France" from the time of the Dreyfus affair to the end of the Vichy regime: the anthropologist and politician Louis Marin, the colonial hero Marshal Lyautey, the radical Vietnamese student Nguyen Van Tao, Paul Rivet, the Socialist director of the Musee de l'Homme, Andre Breton, and the folklorist Georges-Henri Riviere. Lebovics offers fresh accounts of such landmarks in the growth of True France as the founding of French anthropology, the formulation of French cultural policy in the colonies, the manipulation of imagery at the Paris International Colonial Exposition of 1931, attempts by the Left to include workers in the culture of True France, and the institutionalization of the myth of French identity under the Petain regime. Historians of modern Europe, intellectual and cultural historians, anthropologists, sociologists, political scientists, ethnographers, and others interested in the politics of cultural identity and pluralism today will want to read True France
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Lebovics, Herman
Dewey number
944.081
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DC33.7
LC item number
.L43 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Wilder House series in politics, history, and culture
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Politics and culture
  • France
  • France
  • France
  • France
  • Marin, Louis
  • Marin, Louis (Politiker)
  • Ecole d'Anthropologie (Paris)
  • Politique et culture
  • Culturele identiteit
  • Koloniale periode
  • Acculturation
  • Anthropologie
  • Exposition coloniale internationale (1931 ; Paris)
  • Idéologie et sciences sociales
  • Politique et culture
  • Identité collective
  • Kulturelle Identität
  • France
  • France
  • France
  • France
  • France
  • France
  • France
  • Frankreich
Label
True France : the wars over cultural identity, 1900-1945, Herman Lebovics
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [205]-210) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Integral Culture: Louis Marin and the Conservative School, 1890-1940 -- 2. The Seductions of the Picturesque and the Irresistible Magic of Art -- 3. Frenchmen into Peasants: Rerooting the Vietnamese in Their Villages -- 4. Identity Conflicts: Folklore and the National Heritage -- 5. True France or ...?: Fulfillment and Disruption
Control code
24954513
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 221 pages
Isbn
9780801426872
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
91044697
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (WaOLN)207150
  • (OCoLC)24954513
Label
True France : the wars over cultural identity, 1900-1945, Herman Lebovics
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [205]-210) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Integral Culture: Louis Marin and the Conservative School, 1890-1940 -- 2. The Seductions of the Picturesque and the Irresistible Magic of Art -- 3. Frenchmen into Peasants: Rerooting the Vietnamese in Their Villages -- 4. Identity Conflicts: Folklore and the National Heritage -- 5. True France or ...?: Fulfillment and Disruption
Control code
24954513
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 221 pages
Isbn
9780801426872
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
91044697
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (WaOLN)207150
  • (OCoLC)24954513

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