Social Movements in France

Towards a New Citizenship

  • Sarah Waters

Part of the French Politics, Society and Culture Series book series (FPSC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Sarah Waters
    Pages 1-10
  3. Sarah Waters
    Pages 11-36
  4. Sarah Waters
    Pages 37-63
  5. Sarah Waters
    Pages 64-94
  6. Sarah Waters
    Pages 120-143
  7. Sarah Waters
    Pages 144-154
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 155-180

About this book


Contemporary France has witnessed a rise of new forms of social movement, mobilising around new causes and articulating changing demands. Sarah Waters examines the new generation of movements in the last decade, from anti-racism and the movement of the unemployed to solidarity or the associations of the 'Sans' . She argues that emerging movements share a profoundly civic dimension: these are movements about rights and are concerned with who has rights and what those rights are. They manifest a desire to reinvent citizenship in the present day in relation to a new set of social struggles and conflicts.


Citizenship conflict conflicts French social change solidarity

Authors and affiliations

  • Sarah Waters
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of FrenchUniversity of LeedsUK

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