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The French way : how France embraced and rejected American values and power

Author: Richard F Kuisel
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2012.
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There are over 1,000 McDonald's on French soil. Two Disney theme parks have opened near Paris in the last two decades. And American-inspired vocabulary such as "le weekend" has been absorbed into the French language. But as former French president Jacques Chirac put it: "The U.S. finds France unbearably pretentious. And we find the U.S. unbearably hegemonic." Are the French fascinated or threatened by America? They  Read more...
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Kuisel, Richard F.
French way.
Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 2011
(DLC) 2011012261
(OCoLC)708648715
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richard F Kuisel
ISBN: 9781400839971 1400839971
OCLC Number: 758006995
Description: 1 online resource (xxii, 487 pages)
Contents: Preface --
Note on anti-Americanism --
America à la mode: the 1980s --
Anti-Americanism in retreat: Jack Lang, cultural imperialism, and the anti-anti-Americans --
Reverie and rivalry: Mitterrand and Reagan-Bush --
The adventures of Mickey Mouse, Coca-Cola, and McDonalds in the land of the Gauls --
Taming the hyperpower: the 1990s --
The French way: society, economy and culture in the 1990s --
The paradox of the fin de siècle: anti-Americanism and Americanization.
Responsibility: Richard F. Kuisel.

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There are over 1,000 McDonald's on French soil. And two Disney theme parks have opened near Paris in the last two decades. From McDonald's and Coca-Cola to free markets and foreign policy, this book  Read more...

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