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Europeanising Spaces in Paris c. 1947-1962$
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Hugh McDonnell

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9781781383025

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.5949/liverpool/9781781383025.001.0001

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The Paris Street as a Europeanising Space

The Paris Street as a Europeanising Space

(p.76) Chapter 3 The Paris Street as a Europeanising Space
Europeanising Spaces in Paris c. 1947-1962

Hugh McDonnell

Liverpool University Press

The Parisian street is examined as a Europeanising space in Chapter 3. Here the politics of street names is examined in relation to contemporary reflections on Europe, as are demonstrations and confrontations in the streets of the capital. Specifically, the reaction in Paris to the Soviet invasion of Budapest in 1956 and the notorious killings of some up to 200 unarmed Algerian demonstrators on 17 October 1961 are considered in terms of underlying convictions about the meaning of Europe and Europeanness. The Paris street wall is then examined as a forum on which graffiti denouncing this violence connected to wider concerns about justice as a defining element of Europe’s self-image.

Keywords:   Paris, Street, Europe, Soviet Invasion of Budapest (1956), 17 October 1961 killings, Paris street wall

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