Marie-Pierre Le Hir, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA.
"Marie-Pierre Le Hir's National Habitus will be of
interest to nineteenth-century scholars and to all those interested
in nationalism and its genesis. Her prose is controlled and clear,
leading the reader seamlessly from one author to the next, from one
epoch to another. Furthermore, her erudition comes to the fore in
her wide-ranging treatment of authors and texts, including those
less studied. Ultimately, Le Hir's analysis allows us to turn a
critical eye to our own national habitus and thus to begin a
process of 'dishabituation' in order to avoid the pitfalls and
follies into which nationalism has taken us in the twentieth
century, and continues to do in the dawn of the present one."
Eduardo A. Febles in: Nineteenth Century French Studies 44,1-2 (2015/2016)