Encyclopedia of Contemporary French Culture by Alexandra HughesEncyclopedia of Contemporary French Culture by Alexandra Hughes

Encyclopedia of Contemporary French Culture

EditorAlexandra Hughes, Alex Hughes, Keith A Reader

Hardcover | June 24, 1998

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More than 700 alphabetically organized entries by an international team of contributors provide a fascinating survey of French culture post 1945.
Entries include:
* advertising * Beur cinema * Coco Chanel * decolonization * écriture feminine * football * francophone press * gay activism * Seuil * youth culture
Entries range from short factual/biographical pieces to longer overview articles. All are extensively cross-referenced and longer entries are 'facts-fronted' so important information is clear at a glance. It includes a thematic contents list, extensive index and suggestions for further reading.
TheEncyclopediawill provide hours of enjoyable browsing for all francophiles, and essential cultural context for students of French, Modern History, Comparative European Studies and Cultural Studies.
Alex Hughesis Senior Lecturer in French at the University of Birmingham, andKeith Readeris Head of French Studies at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, England.
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Title:Encyclopedia of Contemporary French CultureFormat:HardcoverDimensions:644 pages, 10 × 7.01 × 1.6 inPublished:June 24, 1998Publisher:Taylor and Francis

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415131863

ISBN - 13:9780415131865

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"The book includes entries concerning every aspect of modern French life. Readers will be delighted to encounter unknown facts..." - Choice