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American 'unculture' in French drama : homo americanus and the post-1960 French resistance

Author: Les Essif
Publisher: Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
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Representation of American characters and spaces in French plays have increased dramatically in number, nature and nuance since the 1960s, and this book explores the role that 'America' plays in the French imagination, as it translates on the French stage. The book begins with an introduction that brings together a rich variety of Western cultural scholarship, including Baudrillard's concepts of American 'unculture'  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Printed edition:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Les Essif
ISBN: 9781137299031 1137299037 9781137299024 1137299029
OCLC Number: 832399782
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations
Contents: Introduction: Part 1 --
Introduction: Part 2 --
1: The Hyperreality Of The Western Frontier --
2: "Homo Americanus" War And Violence --
3: The Totalitarian Non-Tragedy Of Americano-Global Business --
4: The (Supra- )Global Spectacle Of American (Non- )Community --
Conclusion: Blob, Screen, And Corn: Final Figures of the "Homo Americanus" Hyperreal.
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