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In January 1847, a grain convoy passed through Buzan ais, an obscure village in a remote region of central France that was suffering from hunger, high prices, and widespread unemployment Villagers intercepted the shipment, invaded granaries and mills, and forced resale of the grain at a just price set by the people What started as a classic subsistence movement, however,In January 1847, a grain convoy passed through Buzan ais, an obscure village in a remote region of central France that was suffering from hunger, high prices, and widespread unemployment Villagers intercepted the shipment, invaded granaries and mills, and forced resale of the grain at a just price set by the people What started as a classic subsistence movement, however, triggered two days of rioting and class hostility punctuated by uncommon property damage and death Disorder soon spread throughout the region The Buzan ais riot quickly became an evocative symbol of the rights of the people, and stories about the riot have survived into the twenty first century.In Interpreting Social Violence in French Culture, Cynthia A Bouton traces how the production and marketing of the Buzan ais riot story served political commentators, publishers, authors, illustrators, and local enthusiasts, enabling them to draw upon key points from the 1847 uprising to negotiate issues relevant to their own times Bouton argues that over time, especially from the 1970s, the persistent integration of stories of social protest into a widening variety of media has helped shape French political identity as one in which the politics of the street has become as customary as the politics of political assemblies.Bouton examines representations of the riot in newspapers, novels, illustrations, popular and scholarly historical narratives, cartoons, television, local spectacles, and on the Internet She analyzes power relations embedded in texts and in images the ways in which texts and images complement, complicate, and contradict each other and the ways in which history, memory, and fiction intersect Both in 1847 and subsequently, she shows, efforts to reorder the disorder at Buzan ais have exposed aspects of French social and cultural attitudes and practices She demonstrates that the particular media employed to tell the Buzan ais story both constrained and empowered the messages conveyed by textual and visual narratives of it, perhaps as much as the ideological positions of authors, illustrators, or producers.By probing the relationship between medium and story in relation to the Buzan ais riot, Interpreting Social Violence in French Culture offers a new interpretation of this defining moment in French history.


  • Title: Interpreting Social Violence in French Culture: Buzançais, 1847-2008
  • Author: Cynthia A. Bouton
  • ISBN: 9780807136867
  • Page: 485
  • Format: Hardcover

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