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The politics of resentment : shopkeeper protest in nineteenth-century Paris /
Philip G. Nord ; with a new introduction by the author.
imprint
New Brunswick, NJ : Transaction Publishers, 2005.
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xxvii, 539 p. : ill.
ISBN
1412804612 (alk. paper)
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New Brunswick, NJ : Transaction Publishers, 2005.
isbn
1412804612 (alk. paper)
general note
Updated ed. of: Paris shopkeepers and the politics of resentment. 1986.
catalogue key
5364613
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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"Nord succeeds in making sense out of a very confusing movement. This should be the definitive book on the shopkeeper movement in Paris, and the book to read on the lower middle class in France. The author writes in a fluid and entertaining fashion, and his work will interest those who follow French history in the modern period and connoisseurs of Parisian history." - Lynn Hunt, University of California, Berkeley
"Nord succeeds in making sense out of a very confusing movement. This should be the definitive book on the shopkeeper movement in Paris, and the book to read on the lower middle class in France. The author writes in a fluid and entertaining fashion, and his work will interest those who follow French history in the modern period and connoisseurs of Parisian history." Lynn Hunt, University of California, Berkeley
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The establishment of the Third Republic in France in the 1870s swept the nobility from power and established republican government supported by the professional classes, the peasantry, and small businessmen. Paris shopkeepers at first allied themselves with this new republican order but then broke away from it, claiming it favored the rise of large department stores that threatened their livelihood. The Politics of Resentment offers a broader interpretation of their protests within the context of general social and cultural developments, providing a colorful and convincing description and analysis of Parisian politics in this critical era.
Main Description
The establishment of the Third Republicin France in the 1870s swept the nobility from power and established republican government supported by the professional classes, the peasantry, and small businessmen. Paris shopkeepers at fi rst allied themselves with this new republican order but then broke away from it, claiming it favored the rise of large department stores that threatened their livelihood. This work offers a broader interpretation of their protests within the context of general social and cultural developments, providing a colorful and convincing description and analysis of Parisian politics in this critical era of French history.
Main Description
The establishment of the Third Republic in France in the 1870s swept the nobility from power and established republican government supported by the professional classes, the peasantry, and small businessmen. Paris shopkeepers at first allied themselves with this new republican order but then broke away from it, claiming it favored the rise of large department stores that threatened their livelihood. This work offers a broader interpretation of their protests within the context of general social and cultural developments, providing a colorful and convincing description and analysis of Parisian politics in this critical era of French history. Historians'previous explanations of shopkeeper discontent during the period have centered on the rise of the department store. In contrast, Nord shifts the locus of interpretation to the impact of Baron Haussmann's rebuilding of Paris and the economic crisis of the 1880s on the Paris retail market. In addition, the author challenges the assumption that retailers'protest translates directly into a politics of reaction. His interpretation is an example of social history at its best, and will appeal to those interested in France, social movements, and nineteenth-century Europe. Available for the first time in paperback, this edition includes a new introduction by the author that discusses the book's themes--politics of consumption, nationalism, anti-Semitism--in terms of current historiographical concerns. He also examines whether our own era is not one of political realignment with a potential for right-wing extremism.
Table of Contents
The formation of the Ligue Syndicalep. 21
Grands Magasins and small shopsp. 60
Haussmannizationp. 100
The economic crisis of the 1880sp. 143
The crisis of the Palais-Royal : a local studyp. 205
Shopkeeper repubicanism : the ideology of the Ligue Syndicalep. 261
The Boulangist interludep. 302
The shopkeeper movement adriftp. 351
The politics and economics of cultural despairp. 409
Epilogue : in the aftermath of the Dreyfus affairp. 465
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