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The Cambridge Companion to Modern French Culture

The Cambridge Companion to Modern French Culture

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Nicholas Hewitt, Giles Bousquet, Anthony Sutcliffe, Jean-Claude Sergent, Hugh Dauncey, Keith Reader, Rodney Ball, William Paulson, Michael Kelly, Steven Ungar, Mireille Rosello, Jean Mainil, Michael Bishop, Christophe Campos, Colin Nettelbeck, Sarah Wilson, Jill Forbes, Susan Harris
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  • Date Published: September 2003
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521794657

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  • Specially commissioned essays by specialists focus on a wide range of political, historical and cultural questions in this Companion. The book provides information and analysis on such topics as French national identity, architecture, the mass media, food, literature, cinema, intellectual culture and music. It features supplementary material that includes a chronology, illustrations and suggestions for further reading.

    • Written by specialists from various disciplines including art history, sociology, literature and history
    • The essays provide scholarly depth of analysis on a broad range of fascinating topics including the mass media, food, architecture and politics
    • The volume is well supported by a detailed chronology and bibliography
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    'This is an ideal accompaniment to an undergraduate course on French society and culture, and a book so wide-ranging and thought-provoking that it will provide much enjoyment for more advanced readers, such as postgraduates and academics.' Forum for Modern Language Studies

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    • Date Published: September 2003
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521794657
    • length: 374 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 21 mm
    • weight: 0.6kg
    • contains: 20 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of Illustrations
    Chronology
    Introduction: approaching modern French culture Nicholas Hewitt
    1. Modern France: history, culture and identity, 1900–45 Nicholas Hewitt
    2. Culture and identity in postwar France Giles Bousquet
    3. Architecture, planning and design Anthony Sutcliffe
    4. The mass media Jean-Claude Sergent
    5. Consumer culture: food, drink and fashion Hugh Dauncey and Keith Reader
    6. Language: divisions and debates Rodney Ball
    7. Intellectuals William Paulson
    8. Religion, culture and politics Michael Kelly
    9. The third term: literature between philosophy and critical theory Steven Ungar
    10. Narrative fiction in French Mireille Rosello and Jean Mainil
    11. Poetry Michael Bishop
    12. French theatre in the twentieth century Christophe Campos
    13. Music Colin Nettelbeck
    14. Visual culture Sarah Wilson
    15. French film Jill Forbes and Susan Harris
    Index.

  • Editor

    Nicholas Hewitt, University of Nottingham
    Professor Nicholas Hewitt is Dean of the Faculty of Arts at Nottingham University.

    Contributors

    Nicholas Hewitt, Giles Bousquet, Anthony Sutcliffe, Jean-Claude Sergent, Hugh Dauncey, Keith Reader, Rodney Ball, William Paulson, Michael Kelly, Steven Ungar, Mireille Rosello, Jean Mainil, Michael Bishop, Christophe Campos, Colin Nettelbeck, Sarah Wilson, Jill Forbes, Susan Harris

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