In Pursuit of the People

Political Culture in France, 1934-9

Authors: Wardhaugh, J.

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The first comparative study of how the French Popular Front and its right-wing opponents transformed the masses into the people, whether in demonstrations and festivals, or theatre and film. Seven chapters examine the representation of the crowd, workers, electorate, nation and symbolic community, exploring parallels between left and right.

About the authors

JESSICA WARDHAUGH  (née Irons) is Junior Research Fellow in French History at Christ Church, University of Oxford, UK. She has edited one book; Paris and the Right in the Twentieth Century, and has prublished articles on street politics, popular theatre, and the intellectuals of Europe, Revue Mensuelle.

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'A new and exciting cultural history of the political staging of 'the people' by left and right in 1930s France. The best thing to come out on the Popular Front in English since Julian Jackson.'

- Robert Gildea, Worcester College, University of Oxford, UK

'This important and innovative book redraws the historical map for understanding the nature of politics in France in the 1930s. By putting representations of the people at the centre of our attention, the author uncovers the common ground that united the extremes of left and right. It is one of the most important books to be published on 1930s France in recent decades.'

- Martin Conway, Balliol College, University of Oxford, UK


Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • Introduction: The People on Stage, 1934–39

    Pages 1-21

    Wardhaugh, Jessica

  • From the Crowd in the Street to the Voice of the People: February 1934

    Pages 22-55

    Wardhaugh, Jessica

  • A Double Mobilization against the Established Disorder, 1934–36

    Pages 56-93

    Wardhaugh, Jessica

  • ‘His Majesty the People’? Elections, Strikes, and the Perils of Victory in 1936

    Pages 94-121

    Wardhaugh, Jessica

  • The Challenge from the Right: The Parti Social Français and the Parti Populaire Français

    Pages 122-150

    Wardhaugh, Jessica

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
In Pursuit of the People
Book Subtitle
Political Culture in France, 1934-9
Authors
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-59475-3
DOI
10.1057/9780230594753
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-20277-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-30085-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 313
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