Emile Chabal

emile.chabal@ed.ac.uk
home research projects publications teaching

Publications


Books

Cover image A Divided Republic: nation, state and citizenship in contemporary France (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015)

[Link to publisher's page or buy the book at Amazon (UK), Amazon (USA) and Amazon (France)]

[For an introduction to the main themes of the book, listen to my New Books in French Studies podcast. J'ai discuté de mon livre en français avec Emmanuel Jousse à la Fondation Jean Jaurès. Alternatively, read the review forum on the book in the Journal of Politics, Religion and Ideology or listen to podcasts of the book launch events I did at the Institute of Historical Research in London and the University of Portsmouth.]

[To see some of my recent short articles, op-eds and podcasts about current affairs, click here.]






Cover imageFrance since the 1970s: history, politics and memory in an age of uncertainty (London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2014) (edited)


[Contributors to this volume include: Pascal Perrineau, Jim Shields, Nick Hewlett, Christophe Prochasson, Yann Scioldo-Zürcher, Daniel A. Gordon, Isabel Hollis, Patricia M. E. Lorcin, Michael C. Behrent, Iain Stewart, Camille Robcis, Sophie Guérard de Latour and Sudhir Hazareesingh]

[Go to the publisher's page, get online access to the ebook, or buy the book at Amazon (UK), Amazon (USA) and Amazon (France)]










Cover imageBritain and France in Two World Wars: Truth, Myth and Memory (London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2013) (co-edited with Robert Tombs)

[Contributors to this volume include: Gary Sheffield, John Keiger, William Philpott, Elizabeth Greenhalgh, Akhila Yechury, Martin Alexander, Sebastien Albertelli, Olivier Wieviorka, Philip Bell, Jay Winter, Robert Frank and David Reynolds.]

[Link to publisher's page or buy the book at Amazon (UK), Amazon (USA) and Amazon (France)]

[Read this blog post from February 2014 on the book and the controversy over memories of the First World War in Britain.]







Articles and book chapters

'Big data, small concepts: histosophy as an approach to longue-durée history' in Global Intellectual History (Vol. 4, No. 3, 2019) (co-authored with Luis de Miranda)
[Link to article in Global Intellectual History (free, open access)]


'Historians of the world, unite! Eric Hobsbawm and the Communist Party Historians Group, 1946-1956' in Mundos do Trabalho (Vol. 10, No. 19, 2018)
[Link to article in Mundos do Trabalho (free, open access)] [Também disponível em português na revista Mundos do Trabalho]


'Les intellectuels et la crise de la démocratie' in Pouvoirs (No. 161, April 2017)
[Link to article (free)] [Link to article through Cairn (subscription only)]


'What future for French politics in an age of terrorism?', a special section in Modern and Contemporary France (Vol. 25, No. 1, 2017). Follow this link to read the complete section or access the individual articles using the links below:

'The Agonies of Liberalism' in Contemporary European History (Vol. 25, No. 4, 2016)
[Link to article (free)] [Link to article in Contemporary European History (subscription only)]


'French Political Culture in the 1970s. Liberalism, Identity Politics and the Modest State' in Geschichte und Gesellschaft (Vol. 42, No. 2, 2016)
[Link to article (free)] [Link to article in Geschichte und Gesellschaft (subscription only)]


'Capitalism and its critics: anti-liberalism in contemporary French politics' in In Search of the Liberal Moment: Democracy, Anti-totalitarianism, and Intellectual Politics in France since 1950, eds. Iain Stewart & Stephen Sawyer (London: Palgrave, 2016)
[Online access through SpringerLink] [Disponible également en version française via la revue Quaderni et en open-access]


'Managing the postcolony: minority politics in Montpellier, c.1960-c.2010' in Contemporary European History (Vol. 23, No. 2, 2014)
[Link to article (free)] [Link to article in Contemporary European History (subscription only)]


'Le Président? Georges Frêche and the making of a local notable in late 20th century France' in Place and Locality in Modern France, 1750-present, eds. Philip Whalen & Patrick Young (London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2014)
[Link to publisher's page] [Buy the book at Amazon (UK)] [Online access (subscription only)]

'The rise of the Anglo-Saxon: French perceptions of the Anglo-American world in the long twentieth century' in French Politics, Culture and Society (Vol. 31, No. 1, Spring 2013)

[Link to article (free)] [Link to article on JSTOR (subscription only)]

'Just say non? France, Britain and the European Union since the 1980s' in National Identities in France, ed. B. J. Sudlow (London: Transaction Press, 2011)
[PDF] [Link to publisher's page] [Buy the book at Amazon (UK)]

'De 'New Britain' à la 'Big Society': l'innovation sociale à l'anglaise' in Chantiers Politiques (No. 9, Summer 2011)
[Link to article (free)]

'Writing the French national narrative in the 21st century' in The Historical Journal (Vol. 53, No. 2, Summer 2010)
[Link to article (free)] [Link to article on JSTOR (subscription only)]

'La République postcoloniale: making the nation in late 20th century France' in France's Lost Empires: Fragmentation, Nostalgia and la fracture coloniale, eds. Nicki Frith & Kate Marsh (London: Lexington, 2010)
[PDF] [Link to publisher's page] [Buy the book at Amazon (UK)]

'Ernest Renan' in The Encyclopedia of Political Theory, Vol. 3, ed. M. Bevir (London: SAGE, 2010)
[Consult the entry online at SAGE (subscription only)] [Buy the book at Amazon (UK)]

'Uses and abuses of history: memories of the République in late 20th century France' in Historicising the French Revolution, eds. I. DiVanna, D. Dodds & T. Blanning (Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2008)
[Link to publisher's page] [Buy the book at Amazon (UK)]


Shorter publications (essays, editorials, blog posts, interviews)

Here is a selection of recent media and public engagement work:

I have an occasional column in the Indian daily newspaper The Hindu. These are some of the articles I have written for them in recent years:

Britain and EuropeIn 2015, I co-wrote an essay with Stephan Malinowski on the idea of exceptionalism in British history and Britain's relation with Europe. This was published in a number of different outlets and languages:

[(English) 'Can Britain be European?' in Books and Ideas (22 June 2015)]
[(Français) 'La Grande Bretagne peut-elle être européenne?' in La Vie des Idées (19 June 2015)]
[(Deutsch) 'Ganz aparte Briten' in Die Zeit (16 July 2015) and 'Gehört Großbritannien zu Europa?' in Merkur (No. 796, Sept 2015). There was further coverage of this debate in Der Spiegel in June 2015.]


Book reviews

Herrick Chapman, France’s Long Reconstruction: In Search of the Modern Republic in French History (Vol. 33, No. 1, 2019)
[[Link to review (free)] [Link to review in French History (subscription only)]

Tim Rogan, The Moral Economists: R. H. Tawney, Karl Polanyi, E. P. Thompson, and the Critique of Capitalism in Intellectual History Review (Vol. 28, No. 1, 2019)
[[Link to review (free)] [Link to review in Intellectual History Review (subscription only)]

Stefanos Geroulanos, Transparency in Modern France in H-France Forum (Vol. 13, 2018)
[Link to review in H-France Forum (free)]

Jan-Werner Müller, What Is Populism? in Intellectual History Review (Vol. 27, No. 4, 2017)
[Link to review (free)] [Link to review in Intellectual History Review (subscription only)]

Gregory Mann, From Empires to NGOs in the West African Sahel: The Road to Nongovernmentality in La Vie des Idées/Books and Ideas (February 2017)
[Link to English version: 'The Sahel in what state?'] [Version française: 'Le Sahel dans quel État?']

Sung-Eun Choi, Decolonization and the French of Algeria: Bringing the Settler Colony Home in H-France Review (Vol. 16, No. 231, 2016)
[Link to review in H-France Review (free)]

Rebecca Clifford, Commemorating the Holocaust: The Dilemmas of Remembrance in France and Italy in English Historical Review (Vol. 132, No. 552, 2016)
[Link to review (free)] [Link to review in English Historical Review (subscription only)]

Nicole Rudolph, At home in postwar France: modern mass housing and the right to comfort in Modern and Contemporary France (Vol. 24, No. 4, 2016)
[Link to review (free)] [Link to review in Modern and Contemporary France (subscription only)]

Dieter Grimm, Sovereignty: The Origin and Future of a Political and Legal Concept in New Global Studies (Vol. 23, No. 3, 2015)
[Link to review (free)] [Link to review in New Global Studies (subscription only)]

Angéline Escafré-Dublet, Culture et immigration: de la question sociale à l'enjeu politique, 1958-2007 in Modern and Contemporary France (Vol. 23, No. 3, 2015)
[Link to review (free)] [Link to review in Modern and Contemporary France (subscription only)]

Maud Mandel, Muslims and Jews in France: History of a Conflict in Journal of Modern Jewish Studies (Vol. 14, No. 2, 2015)
[Link to review (free)] [Link to review in Journal of Modern Jewish Studies (subscription only)]

Christophe Prochasson, Vincent Duclert and Edward Berenson (eds.), The French Republic: History, Values, Debates in English Historical Review (Vol. 130, No. 543, 2015)
[Link to review (free)] [Link to review in English Historical Review (subscription only)]

Chris Reynolds, Memories of May '68: France's Convenient Consensus in The Journal of Modern History (Vol. 86, No. 4, 2014)
[Link to review (free)] [Link to review in The Journal of Modern History (subscription only)]

Amelia Lyons, The Civilizing Mission in the Metropole: Algerian Families and the Welfare State during Decolonization in H-France (Vol. 14, No. 165, October 2014)
[Link to review on the H-France website (free)]

Andrew Sartori and Samuel Moyn (eds.), Global Intellectual History in La Vie des Idées/Books and Ideas (October 2014)
[Link to English version: 'Global thinking'] [Version française: 'Penser à l'échelle globale']

Alice Conklin, In the Museum of Man: Race, Anthropology and Empire in France, 1850-1950 in Intellectual History Review (Vol. 24, No. 4, 2014)
[Link to review (free)] [Link to review in Intellectual History Review (subscription only)]

Barnett Singer, The Americanization of France: Searching for Happiness after the Algerian War in French History (Vol. 28, No. 3, 2014)
[Link to review (free)] [Link to review in French History (subscription only)]

Jacques Julliard, Les gauches françaises, 1762-2012. Histoire, politique, imaginaire in French History (Vol. 28, No. 2, 2014)
[Link to review (free)] [Link to review in French History (subscription only)]

Laurent Warlouzet, Le choix de la CEE par la France: l'Europe économique en débat de Mendès-France à de Gaulle (1955-1969) in English Historical Review (Vol. 128, No. 535, 2013)
[Link to review (free)] [Link to review in English Historical Review (subscription only)]

Edward Baring, The Young Derrida and French Philosophy, 1945-68 in La Vie des Idées/Books and Ideas (July 2013)
[Link to English version: 'Derrida and the marginality of the French intellectual'] [Version française: 'Derrida: un intellectuel marginal?']

Sudhir Hazareesingh, In the Shadow of the General: Modern France and the Myth of de Gaulle in French History (Vol. 27, No. 2, 2013)
[Link to review (free)] [Link to review in French History (subscription only)]

Jeremy Jennings, Revolution and the Republic: A History of French Political Thought Since the Eighteenth Century in La Vie des Idées/Books and Ideas (December 2012)
[Link to English version: 'The Politics of Disagreement'] [Version française: 'La République du désaccord']

Nicolas Bancel et al (eds.), Ruptures postcoloniales. Les nouveaux visages de la société française in French History (Vol. 26, No. 4, 2012)
[Link to review (free)] [Link to review in French History (subscription only)]

Serge Audier, Néo-libéralismes: une archéologie intellectuelle in La Vie des Idées/Books and Ideas (July 2012)

[Link to English version: 'The Mid-Life Crisis of Neo-Liberalism'] [Version française: 'Le néo-libéralisme introuvable?']

Between 2002 and 2010, I wrote reviews of contemporary fiction for the Pakistani current affairs magazine Newsline. A small selection of these can be found online here.



To return home, click here.



Copyright © Emile Chabal (last updated 29 April 2019)