Social Change in Modern France is concerned with the radical transformations which have taken place within French society since the mid-twentieth century. The authors contended that these changes constitute a revolution in French affairs as important as that of 1789. From the late 1950s onwards, the traditional social structures of the Third Republic have been transformed: peasantry and bourgeoisie have disappeared or mutated; the great national institutions of church, army, trade unions and schools have declined or severely weakened, and a late and rapid industrialisation has wrought profound economic changes. Even the French Communist Party has become a virtual irrelevance. All these institutions, so characteristic of French society throughout the Third Republic, have now ceased to be the object of major conflicts and tensions. In their stead local institutions, voluntary associations and the family have acquired a renewed strength and serve as the basic network for social relations and social life.
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- Date Published: March 1991
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9780521399982
- length: 264 pages
- dimensions: 216 x 140 x 15 mm
- weight: 0.34kg
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
Part I. The Breaking-Up of Traditional Class Structures:
1. The bourgeois, the workers and the peasants
2. The transformation of the social classes: the triumph of the central constellation
Part II. The De-Mystification of the Great National Institutions:
3. The army and the church
4. Working-class institutions
5. The national education system
6. The new national consensus
7. A village democracy
Part III. The Stages of Life:
8. The strength of kinship
9. Men and women
10. Young and old
Part IV. A New Civilisation:
11. Changing lifestyles
12. The cultural explosion
13. A moral revolution?
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