Politics in Private

Love and Convictions in the French Political Consciousness

  • Authors
  • Anne¬†Muxel

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Introduction Politics through the Prism of Intimacy

    1. Anne Muxel
      Pages 1-5
  3. Love and Politics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-11
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      Pages 13-16
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      Pages 17-23
  4. Figures of Agreement

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 25-29
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      Pages 31-39
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      Pages 41-47
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      Pages 49-54
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      Pages 55-65
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      Pages 67-72
  5. Figures of Disagreement

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 73-79
    2. Anne Muxel
      Pages 81-86
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      Pages 87-97
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      Pages 99-110
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      Pages 111-124
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      Pages 125-135
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      Pages 137-145
  6. Politics and Personal Relationships

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 147-147
    2. Anne Muxel
      Pages 149-152

About this book


Have you ever fallen out with someone close to you over your political ideas or convictions or felt that a personal relationship was damaged because you disagreed about politics? There is no more interesting or diverse country than France to study how our political opinions influence the variety of relationships we engage in throughout our lifetimes. Using a unique approach, Anne Muxel offers a compelling account of the role our political opinions play in all our lives, whether those opinions are held strongly or not. She looks at the bonds between parents and children, brothers and sisters, husbands and wives, friends and colleagues, crossing the full spectrum of human relationships to reveal a brilliantly complex portrait of how politics and the emotions intersect. This book is a must, not just for readers interested in France and in politics but also for all those interested in the complexity of human relationships.


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Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137395597
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc. 2014
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Political Science Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-48425-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-39559-7
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