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Kuisel, Richard F.

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Works: 14 works in 119 publications in 3 languages and 5,549 library holdings
Genres: Academic theses 
Roles: Author, htt, Creator, 070
Classifications: HC276, 944
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Most widely held works by Richard F Kuisel
Seducing the French : the dilemma of Americanization by Richard F Kuisel( )

27 editions published between 1993 and 2007 in English and held by 2,274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Coca-Cola was introduced in France in the late 1940s, the country's most prestigious newspaper warned that Coke threatened France's cultural landscape. This is one of the examples cited in Richard Kuisel's engaging exploration of France's response to American influence after World War II. In analyzing early French resistance and then the gradual adaptation to all things American that evolved by the mid-1980s, he offers an intriguing study of national identity and the protection of cultural boundaries.The French have historically struggled against Americanization in order to safeguard "Frenchness." What would happen to the French way of life if gaining American prosperity brought vulgar materialism and social conformity? A clash between American consumerism and French civilisation seemed inevitable.Cold War anti-Communism, the Marshall Plan, the Coca-Cola controversy, and de Gaulle's efforts to curb American investment illustrate ways that anti-Americanization was played out. Kuisel also raises issues that extend beyond France, including the economic, social, and cultural effects of the Americanized consumer society that have become a global phenomenon.Kuisel's lively account reaches across French society to include politicians, businessmen, trade unionists, Parisian intelligentsia, and ordinary citizens. The result reveals much about the French--and about Americans. As Euro Disney welcomes travellers to its Parisian fantasyland, and with French recently declared the official language of France (to defend it from the encroachments of English), Kuisel's book is especially relevant
The French way : how France embraced and rejected American values and power by Richard F Kuisel( )

23 editions published between 2011 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,853 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 Americanize yet are notorious for expressions of anti-Americanism. From McDonald's and Coca-Cola to free markets and foreign policy, this book looks closely at the conflicts and contradictions of France's relationship to American politics and culture. Richard Kuisel shows how the French have used America as both yardstick and foil to measure their own distinct national identity. They ask: how can we be modern like the Americans without becoming like them? France has charted its own path: it has welcomed America's products but rejected American policies; assailed America's "jungle capitalism" while liberalizing its own economy; attacked "Reaganomics" while defending French social security; and protected French cinema, television, food, and language even while ingesting American pop culture. Kuisel examines France's role as an independent ally of the United States--in the reunification of Germany and in military involvement in the Persian Gulf and Bosnia--but he also considers the country's failures in influencing the Reagan, Bush, and Clinton administrations. Whether investigating France's successful information technology sector or its spurning of American expertise during the AIDS epidemic, Kuisel asks if this insistence on a French way represents a growing distance between Europe and the United States or a reaction to American globalization. Exploring cultural trends, values, public opinion, and political reality, The French Way delves into the complex relationship between two modern nations. - Amazon
Capitalism and the state in modern France : renovation and economic management in the twentieth century by Richard F Kuisel( Book )

35 editions published between 1981 and 1984 in 3 languages and held by 904 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ernest Mercier; French technocrat by Richard F Kuisel( Book )

18 editions published between 1937 and 2021 in English and Undetermined and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le miroir américain : 50 ans de regard français sur l'Amérique by Richard F Kuisel( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in French and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Une enquête minutieuse examine les relations tumultueuses de la France et des Etats-Unis depuis 1945. Elle montre comment l'antiaméricanisme des Français s'est tranformé en américanomanie vers la fin des années 1980. L'auteur est historien
The grandeur of Charles de Gaulle by Richard F Kuisel( Book )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The career of Ernest Mercier: politics and the business elite in twentieth century France by Richard F Kuisel( )

5 editions published between 1963 and 1964 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ernest Mercier: French technocrat, by R.F. Kuisel. by Richard F Kuisel( Book )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Capitalism and state in modern France : renovation and economic management in the 20. century by Richard F Kuisel( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

French technocrat by Richard F Kuisel( Book )

1 edition published in 1967 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Auguste Detoeuf, conscience of French industry : 1926-47 by Richard F Kuisel( Book )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Vive l'Amerique : an epilogue from 1970 to Eurodisney by Richard F Kuisel( Book )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Le Plan Marshall et le relèvement économique de l'Europe : Colloque tenu à Bercy les 21, 22, 23 mars 1991 by René Girault( )

1 edition published in 2022 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

La chute du communisme et l'effondrement économique des pays de l'Est ont donné au Plan Marshall du relief, voire de l'actualité : les responsables économiques et politiques ne se lassent pas d'interroger, à la lumière de la nouvelle donne mondiale, ce transfert financier et idéologique qui contribua, en grande partie, au redressement de l'Europe d'après-guerre. Quarante-cinq ans plus tard, il était plus que temps de dresser un état sérieux de cette question, jamais traitée dans son ensemble. Les spécialistes - historiens, économistes, responsables politiques - qui ont participé au colloque international qui lui fut consacré à Bercy sous l'égide du Comité pour l'histoire économique et financière, livrent ici leurs études et leurs réflexions. Ne se limitant pas à l'Europe et aux États-Unis, mais débordant aussi sur l'Extrême-Orient, celles-ci couvrent tous les aspects du Plan Marshall : économiques, industriels, financiers, mais aussi politiques, diplomatiques ou idéologiques
Vichy et les origines de la planification économique (1940-1946) by Richard F Kuisel( Book )

in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Seducing the French : the dilemma of Americanization
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The French way : how France embraced and rejected American values and powerErnest Mercier; French technocrat
Alternative Names
Kuisel, Richard F. 1935-

Languages
English (94)

French (16)

Chinese (3)