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Encyclopedia of Contemporary French Culture

1st Edition

Edited by Alexandra Hughes, Alex Hughes, Keith A Reader, Keith Reader


640 pages

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New in Paperback: 9780415263542
pub: 2001-09-06
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pub: 2002-03-11
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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.

The Encyclopedia will provide hours of enjoyable browsing for all francophiles, and essential cultural context for students of French, Modern History, Comparative European Studies and Cultural Studies.


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

About the Editors

Alex Hughes is Senior Lecturer in French at the University of Birmingham, and Keith Reader is Head of French Studies at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, England.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / General