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The Cambridge companion to modern French culture

Author: Nicholas Hewitt
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2003.
Series: Cambridge companions to culture.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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France entered the twentieth century as a powerful European and colonial nation. In the course of the century, her role changed dramatically: in the first fifty years two World Wars and economic decline removed its status as a world power, whilst the immediate post-war era was marked by wars of independence in its colonies. Yet at the same time, in the second half of the century, France entered a period of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nicholas Hewitt
ISBN: 0521791235 9780521791236 052179465X 9780521794657 9780511999758 0511999755
OCLC Number: 123911261
Language Note: English.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. Cambridge, UK : Cambridge University Press, 2006.
Description: xix, 353 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Details: Mode of access: Internet.
Contents: Introduction: French culture and society in the twentieth century / Nicholas Hewitt --
1. Modern France: history, culture and identity, 1900-1945 / Nicholas Hewitt --
2. Culture and identity in postwar France / Gilles Bousquet and Alain Pessin --
3. Architecture, planning and design / Anthony Sutcliffe --
4. The mass media / Jean-Claude Sergeant --
5. Consumer culture: food, drink and fashion / Hugh Dauncey and Keith Reader --
6. Language: divisions and debates / Rodney Ball --
7. Intellectuals / William Paulson --
8. Religion, politics and culture in France / Michael Kelly --
9. The third term: literature between philosophy and critical theory / Steven Ungar --
10. Narrative fiction in French / Jean Mainil and Mireille Rosello --
11. Poetry / Michael Bishop --
12. Theatre / Christophe Campos --
13. Music / Colin Nettelbeck --
14. The visual arts / Sarah Wilson --
15. Cinema / Jill Forbes and Sue Harris.
Series Title: Cambridge companions to culture.
Responsibility: edited by Nicholas Hewitt.
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