Category Archives: The crisis in history

L’histoire est dans la rue: L’Écotaxe and the Crisis in Brittany

Saturday 2 November witnessed a mass demonstration in Quimper, Brittany. Anywhere between 15,000-30,000 people were in attendance protesting for the suppression of the l’écotaxe in Brittany. This tax will target and charge the most polluting vehicles using the French road … Continue reading

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Great series of talks on the crisis

For a great series of talks on the crisis and its impact on the subjectivities of individuals see France Culture here. Among those discussing the crisis are Maurizio Lazzarato, author of an important new book on debt as mode of … Continue reading

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Films courts sur la crise / short films about the crisis

Pour voir une série de films courts (pédagogiques, satiriques ou tout simplement engagés) sur la crise voir ici.Et pour voir un film légendaire sur une autre crise, celle des années 1930, La Vie est à nous, dont la production fut dirigée … Continue reading

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Mai 68, global crisis and the 2012 Presidential elections

Chris Reynolds Francois Hollande’s successful nomination as the Socialist Party’s candidate for the 2012 election was confirmed at a convention d’investiture on 22 October 2011. In a speech marking the beginning of his campaign, Hollande set out to differentiate his … Continue reading

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Tunisie : la Révolution des «Nouzouh»* n’a pas l’odeur du jasmin, par Michael Ayari et Vincent Geisser

Pour Michael Béchir-Ayari et Vincent Geisser, chercheurs à l’Institut de recherche et d’étude sur le monde arabo-musulman, la « révolution » tunisienne réunit une dimension générationnelle et culturelle rappelant le mai 68 français ainsi qu’une dimension émeutière portée par un sous-prolétariat exclu … Continue reading

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Video: Matt Perry, ‘‘Inconsistency, indecision, manifest impotence’: Anarchism, the comités des chômeurs and the French unemployed, 1931-36.’

Paper delivered as part of panel on The Crisis in History at the annual conference of the Association for the Study of Modern and Contemporary France (ASMCF) held at Nottingham Trent University, 9-11 September 2010.

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Video: Manola Antonioli, ‘Usages et conséquences politiques du discours sur la crise: un regard sur les années 1980.’

Paper delivered as part of panel on The Crisis in History at the annual conference of the Association for the Study of Modern and Contemporary France (ASMCF) held at Nottingham Trent University, 9-11 September 2010.

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