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French culture since 1945 / edited by Malcom Cook ; [Rachel Edwards ... [et al.]]

Contributor(s): Publication details: London ; New York : Longman, 1993Edition: 1st edDescription: viii, 327 pISBN:
  • 0582088062
Summary: This authoritative survey of French cultural developments since the war reveals a culture which has been actively encouraged by successive French governments arid which is rich, vibrant and diverse. The contributors are all experts in their fields and their approach will appeal to both the specialist and non-specialist alike. The book takes a broad view of culture with chapters on sport and popular music as well as the more traditional areas such as the novel or the cinema, and the final section covers some of the key debates in French society today: 1. The arts: literature, theatre, cinema, architecture; 2. The media: sport, food and wine, popular music; 3. Cultural debates: Paris versus the provinces, gender issues, language. The broad approach of the book encourages the reader to either investigate particular themes or to take an overview of French cultural developments as a whole. This accessible and thought-provoking analysis of modern French culture assumes some knowledge of French and France and is ideal for A-level students and for undergraduates taking degree courses in French or European studies. It will also prove valuable for students taking language courses combined with other disciplines and for all those with an interest in, and awareness of, European cultural issues. (Font: Editor)
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Notes on Contributors -- 1. Introduction: French culture since 1945 / Malcolm Cook -- Part one. The arts: 2. Literature / Rachel Edwards -- 3. The theatre / Martin Sorrell -- 4. French cinema since 1945 / Keith Reader -- 5. Conserving the cultural heritage of historic buildings and towns in France since 1945 / Roger J. P. Kain -- Part two. Popular culture: 6. Sport in France / A. Greaves -- 7. The media / Alan Pedley -- 8. Food and wine / Stephen Mennell -- 9. Popular music / G. Poulet -- Part three. Cultural debates: 10. Paris versus the provinces: cultural decentralization since 1945 / David Looseley -- 11. Gender issues / Alex Hughes -- 12. The French language since 1945 / D. A. Trotter -- Chronology -- Index

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