publication . Article . 2006

The Market of Honors : On the Bicentenary of the Legion of Honor

Olivier Ihl;
English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2006
  • Publisher: HAL CCSD
  • Country: France
Abstract
International audience; This article focuses on the findings of a study of titles and honors in twentiethcentury France, in which these signs are analyzed as a government technique in their own right. This paper shows how, transformed into a state emulation, a style of bureaucratic authority was created, a mode of coercion that favored an impersonal style of control over and between various corps of administrators, artists, managers, journalists, or elected representatives. A government technique was constituted in the distribution of the croix de la légion d'honneur, the most famous of these decorations––one with a conception of exemplarity (that of marks of di...
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free text keywords: décorations, légion d'honneur, sociologie historique, [SHS.SCIPO]Humanities and Social Sciences/Political science, bureaucracy, Legion of Honor, coercion, decorations, conduct, Sociology and Political Science, History, Anthropology, Cultural Studies, Law, Political science, Bureaucracy, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Honor
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