© 2003

Social Movements in France

Towards a New Citizenship


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

  1. 1.Department of FrenchUniversity of LeedsUK

About the authors

SARAH WATERS is Lecturer in French at The University of Leeds, UK.

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