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Fast cars, clean bodies : decolonization and the reordering of French culture

Author: Kristin Ross
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This work examines the decade from Dien Bien Phu to the mid-1960s when France shifted rapidly from an agrarian, insular and empire-oriented society to a decolonized, Americanized and fully industrial  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kristin Ross
ISBN: 0262181614 9780262181617
OCLC Number: 30544442
Notes: "An October book."
Description: x, 261 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. La Belle Americaine. Car History. Moving Pictures. Cars, Couples, and Careers --
2. Hygiene and Modernization. Housekeeping. Keeping House --
3. Couples. The Great Divorce. The Making of the New French Middle Class. Neobourgeois Space --
4. New Men. New Men and the Death of Man. Cadres. Immobile Time.
Responsibility: Kristin Ross.

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