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Becoming BourgeoisLove, Kinship, and Power in Provincial France, 1670-1880$
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Christopher H. Johnson

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780801453984

Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: August 2016

DOI: 10.7591/cornell/9780801453984.001.0001

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(p.1) Introduction
Becoming Bourgeois

Christopher H. Johnson

Cornell University Press

This book explores the ways in which family, kinship, gender, emotion, and class shaped the process of Western transition to modernity by focusing on the Galles, Jollivet, and Le Ridant families of provincial France during the period 1670–1880. It examines how kinship intertwined with consanguineous marriage, sociability, and the structures of power in the family’s interior that mark the bourgeois way of life in nineteenth-century France. Beyond their personal paths to becoming “bourgeois,” the book documents the Galles–Jollivet–Le Ridant family’s entry into an elite that was intricately linked by kinship. In analyzing the French bourgeoisie, it also considers what Pierre Bourdieu calls the “habitus” and how internal family love underpins the new consanguineous kinship system. Finally, it describes how the new family and kinship regime of the nineteenth century took root in the fertile soil of sibling emotions.

Keywords:   family, kinship, gender, class, France, marriage, sociability, power, Galles–Jollivet–Le Ridant family, bourgeoisie

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