Popular Justice and Informal Politics: The Charivari in Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century France

@inproceedings{Itaina2017PopularJA,
  title={Popular Justice and Informal Politics: The Charivari in Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century France},
  author={X. Itçaina},
  year={2017}
}
This chapter explores festive politics and the use of charivari and carnivalesque repertoires in modern France. Throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries charivari practices proved exceptionally enduring. They were used in a wide variety of contexts and by actors of different social backgrounds and political inclinations: rural labourers protesting against the infringement of communal norms in the mid-nineteenth century, middle-class republicans in their opposition to the 1830 July… Expand