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Libraries after Charlie: From Neutrality to Action

Les bibliothèques après Charlie : de la neutralité à l'action


In the weeks following the attacks in January 2015 against Charlie Hebdo and Hyper Cacher, French libraries reacted with speed, intensity , and emotion to the events by, among other things, displaying posters, making acquisitions, and holding exhibitions and debates. The events spawned by the attacks were politically charged. While the attacks challenged the sanctity of freedom of speech in France, the ensuing rallies in protest against them questioned both French unity and the notions of mobilization and engagement in an era that we had come to consider depoliticized. Further, the French na
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Raphaëlle C. Bats. Libraries after Charlie: From Neutrality to Action. Library Trends, 2016, 128-142. ⟨hal-02476927⟩
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