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Crisis and Commitment: The Life History of a French Social Movement

Alland, Alexander; Alland, Sonia

Published by Gordon and Breach, 1994
ISBN 10: 2881246419 / ISBN 13: 9782881246418
/ Condition: Fine / Hardcover
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Title: Crisis and Commitment: The Life History of a...

Publisher: Gordon and Breach

Publication Date: 1994

Binding: Cloth

Book Condition: Fine

Signed: Inscribed By Author

Edition: First Edition


Cloth (hardcover), w/o jacket as issued. 190 pages, w/ bibliography and index. Using ethnographic field data from the Larzac plateua in southern France, the Allands document one of the longest and most successful popular protests in modern French history. This copy INSCRIBED by authors on half title page and includes a laid-in postcard written by the author attesting to her dissappointment in the book cover. A clean, tight copy in "as new" condition. Bookseller Inventory # 002791

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Synopsis: Using ethnographic field data from the Larzac plateau in Southern France, Alexander and Sonia Alland document one of the longest and most successful popular protests in modern French history-the Larzac struggle. More than a record of the events, the book describes the transformation of a rural society far removed from the political center into a symbol of left-wing action for France and the world. This personal account will be of particular interest to anthropologists and historians of contemporary France and Europe. Students of nonviolence, protest and social movements and of community politics will also find this a challenging and enlightening book.

Review: "'...a wonderful portrait of a social movement with interesting possible parallels to U.S. history.'." -- Eric Foner of DeWitt Clinton Professor of History at Columbia University, New York

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