Tag: New Books in French Studies

Fareen Parvez, “Politicizing Islam: The Islamic Revival in France and India (Oxford UP, 2017)

Shobhana Xavier , March 21st, 2018


Politicizing Islam: The Islamic Revival in France and India (Oxford University Press, 2017) by Fareen Parvez is a rich ethnographic analysis of Islamic Revival movements in France (Lyon)…


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Robert Foxcurran, “Songs Upon the Rivers” (Baraka Books, 2016)

Stephen Hausmann , February 7th, 2018


The story of the American West as it is often told typically involves Spanish, British, and American Empires struggling with Indigenous people for control of the vast territory…


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Michael Leiris, “Phantom Africa” (Seagull Books, 2017)

Annette Joseph-Gabriel , December 20th, 2017


Between 1931 and 1933, French writer Michel Leiris participated in a state-sponsored expedition to document the cultural practices of people in west and east Africa. The Mission Dakar-Djibouti…


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Michaela DeSoucey, “Contested Tastes: Foie Gras and the Politics of Food” (Princeton UP, 2016)

Richard E. Ocejo , March 25th, 2017


A heritage food in France, and a high-priced obscurity in the United States. But in both countries, foie gras, the specially fattened liver of a duck or goose,…


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Gary Wilder, “Freedom Time: Negritude, Decolonization, and the Future of the World” (Duke UP, 2015)

ROXANNE PANCHASI , June 28th, 2015


Gary Wilder‘s new book, Freedom Time: Negritude, Decolonization, and the Future of the World (Duke University Press, 2015) builds upon the work he began in The French Imperial…


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Alice Conklin, “In the Museum of Man: Race, Anthropology, and Empire in France, 1850-1950” (Cornell UP, 2013)

Jonathan Judaken , July 29th, 2014


Host Jonathan Judaken and author Alice Conklin discuss the thorny relationship between science, society, and empire at the high water mark of French imperialism and European fascism, as well…


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