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Ida Susser: Melenchon: the creation of a left political bloc

Focaal Web Editor , June 21st, 2022


On June 19, 2022, the united left party, NUPES (New Ecological and Social Popular Union), cobbled together by Jean-Luc Melenchon in less than two months, won enough seats…


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Inclusion and Opportunities for Equal Participation for Autistic University Students in France

Cara Ryan , June 7th, 2022


This browser does not support HTML5 audio Listen to an audio recording of this piece read by Cara Ryan Image by Jon Tyson, Unsplash Like the term “equal…


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Siv Lie on her book, Django Generations

| , April 4th, 2022


www.djangogen.com https://press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/chicago/D/bo114656860.html Interview by Lynn M. Hooker Lynn Hooker: First, beginning with the title, your book uses a variety …


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Ieva Snikersproge: Jobs or ecology? Why green growth is a pipe dream and how the pandemic could change this

focaal_admin , March 25th, 2022


My interest in the tensions between job preservation and ecological transition comes from my fieldwork among neorurals in Diois, a relatively isolated mountainous area in Southeastern France. The…


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Review: Cheffes de Cuisine

dsutton20 , March 1st, 2022


Rachel E. Black, Cheffes de Cuisine: Women and Work in the Professional French Kitchen. University of Illinois Press, 2021. ISBN: 978-0-252-04400-7 (hbk); ISBN: 978-0-252-08605-2 (pbk); ISBN: 978…


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Fighting for injection in Paris by Johannes Lenhard

Johannes Lenhard , February 25th, 2022


Figure 1: Non-safe-injection site behind Paris’ Gare du Nord, February 2016 (all photos by author). The first time I ever saw a person shooting up was right behind…


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Academic Fictions: Lettre à France

Mathilde Pasta , February 24th, 2021


English Version Paris, le 22 Décembre 2020 Chère France, Comme tu[i] le sais, j’ai assisté, sur tes recommandations, au Congrès International des Capitales du monde. Je dois admettre…


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In the Journals – Policing Migration

allisontedesco , January 25th, 2021


A Macedonian police officer raises his baton toward migrants by Freedom House via creativecommons Welcome back to In the Journals! This ongoing series aims to bridge conversations that…


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Ida Susser: Covid, police brutality and race: are ongoing French mobilizations breaking through the class boundaries?

focaal_admin , December 3rd, 2020


On May 31, 2020, the US exploded in protest to address the super-exploitation of racism, which has uniquely scarred its history. This was followed by international demonstrations, including…


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Denis Provencher on his book, Queer Maghrebi French

| , August 24th, 2020


https://www.liverpooluniversitypress.co.uk/books/isbn/9781781382790/ Interview by Adeli Block Adeli Block: Your monograph Queer Maghrebi French (2017) frequently references your first book, Queer Fre…


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Race-Blind: Rethinking a French-American Conversation

Beth Epstein , July 7th, 2020


You don’t waste your energy fighting the fever; you must only fight the disease. And the disease is not racism. It is greed and the struggle for power….


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Sharing responsibilities, coping with the coronavirus: why Swedish and French response strategies are not that different by Morgan Meyer

Morgan Meyer , June 20th, 2020


Citizens, governments and academics spend much time these days with one activity: making comparisons.[1] National response strategies to cope with the coronavirus are compared, as well as whether…


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Review: Burgundy: The Global Story of Terroir

dsutton20 , June 15th, 2020


Marion Demossier. Burgundy: The Global Story of Terroir. Berghahn. New York. 2018. 270 pp. ISBN: 978-1-78920-627-2 paperback.  Richard Zimmer, (Sonoma State University) Marion Demossier’s   engrossin…


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Muslim NGOs Facing COVID-19 in France #MUHUM

Lucas Faure , May 4th, 2020


Since the beginning of the Covid-19, Muslim NGOs have been at the forefront of the crisis in France. Their implication at the national level challenges negative stereotypes on…


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Ep #57 Narratives of Loss: Baptiste Brossard talks Alzheimer’s Disease & Social Dimensions of Ageing

Julia Brown , May 3rd, 2020


The Familiar Strange · #57 Narratives Of Loss: Dr Brossard on Alzheimer’s, Looping Effects & Resuscitating Past Personhood “I’m giving mundane examples here, but it can be a…


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Covid-19 and global health, seen from France: the end of a “great divide”? by Jean-Paul Gaudillière

Jean-Paul Gaudillière , April 30th, 2020


Note — this text is an updated version of an article published in French by Analyse Opinion Critique (AOC) on April 3rd, 2020. On March 13th, 2020, an…


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Capitalism and the Coronavirus Conspiracy

Walter Little , April 8th, 2020


In France, like many other places, social confinement due to the Coronavirus unfolded quickly. On March 12, President Emmanuel Macron addressed the country to announce the first nation-wide…


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“What counts is the imagination of ham, rather than its actual existence,” An Interview with Joelle Bahloul

foodanthro , January 6th, 2020


In this third installment of interviews with anthropologists about their work on food, David Sutton talks with Joelle Bahloul, whose work on food and memory has inspired many…


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Trees Talk…and Sometimes They Also Tell Lies

Maximilian C. Forte , September 28th, 2019


Out on a limb in Grenada in August, I had the fine pleasure of sampling such a special sweet fruit of the “Spice Isle”. It is a fruit…


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Food Without Borders

dsutton20 , July 2nd, 2019


Food without Borders: Proustian Anthropology and Collaborative Storytelling with an Experimental Sixth-Grade Class in Paris Dr. Christy Shields-Argelès, in collaboration with Beth Grannis “Food withou…


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Book Review: Stepping into the Elite: Trajectories of Social Achievement in India, France and the United States by Jules Naudet

Rose Deller , November 26th, 2018


In Stepping into the Elite: Trajectories of Social Achievement in India, France and the United States, Jules Naudet draws on interviews with individuals in these three nations to…


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Kevin Poperl and Ida Susser: Inventing a technological commons: Confronting the engine of Macron

Focaal Web Editor , April 19th, 2018


This post is part of a feature on “How Capitalists Think,” moderated and edited by Patrick Neveling (University of Bergen) and Tijo Salverda (University of Cologne). This blog…


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Long Read Review: Minority Women and Austerity: Survival and Resistance in France and Britain by Leah Bassel and Akwugo Emejulu

Rose Deller , March 15th, 2018


In Minority Women and Austerity: Survival and Resistance in France and Britain, Leah Bassel and Akwugo Emejulu contribute to analyses of the political effects of austerity by looking at…


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Refugees and Police Violence in Calais

Alexandra Frankel , December 11th, 2017


An anthropologist reflects on ethical responsibility and everyday violence. Sitting on a bench in a beautiful town-center park in Calais, we speak to a number of Ethiopian refugees…


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