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Politics and the Individual in France 1930-1950

The crises and conflicts of mid-century Europe highlight the fragility of individual life and commitment
eBook, English, 2015
Taylor and Francis, Leeds, 2015
1 online resource (185 pages)
9781351553810, 135155381X
Cover ; Half Title ; Title Page ; Copyright Page ; Table of Contents ; Acknowledgements; Notes on the Contributors; List of Illustrations; Brief Chronology; Introduction; Part I: The Individual and History; 1 In the Shadow of Danton: Theatre, Politics, and Leadership in Interwar France; 2 Emmanuel Mounier's Personalism: A Nonconformist Approach to the Renewal of French Political Life; 3 Between the 'I' and the 'We': Jean Renoir's Films of the Popular Front Era; Part II: Memory, Identity, and Responsibility; 4 Wounded Identities: The Diaries of Three Jewish Lawyers in Occupied France. 5 Two Trajectories in the Memory of the Resistance: The Testimonies of Agnès Humbert and Germaine Tillion6 A Duty to Obey: The Individual and the State in the Life of Maurice Papon; Part III: Toeing the Party Line: Choices and Constraints; 7 Une Compagne de Route: Édith Thomas, Agency, and the Constraints of Communist Engagement; 8 The Political Trajectory of Drieu la Rochelle: Between Hesitation and Incomprehension; 9 A Dying Colonialism, a Dying Orientalism: Algeria 1952; Conclusion; Selected Bibliography; Index