Bureaucrats and Bourgeois Society: Office Politics and Individual Credit in France 1789-1848

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Springer, Oct 19, 2012 - History - 237 pages
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Between 1789 and 1848, clerks modified their occupational practices, responding to political scrutiny and state-administration reforms. Ralph Kingston examines the lives and influence of bureaucrats inside and outside the office as they helped define nineteenth-century bourgeois social capital, ideals of emulation, honour, and masculinity.
 

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Contents

20000 Fools
1
Office Politics
9
Bureaucrats in Bourgeois Society
73
The Failure of 1848 Bourgeois Social Capital at the Crossroads
141
Note on Method and Sources
155
Endnotes
157
Select Bibliography
205
Index
230
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RALPH KINGSTON is an assistant professor of History at Auburn University, USA. He previously held positions at Trinity College Dublin, and as a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow at University College London. His article, The Bricks and Mortar of Revolutionary Administration, published in French History, was awarded the SEASECS Percy V. Adams prize.


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