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

Author: Richard Francis Kuisel
Publisher: Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press, cop. 2012.
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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  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Francis Kuisel
ISBN: 0691151814 9780691151816
OCLC Number: 773796904
Description: xxii, 487 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Contents: List of Illustrations ix Preface xi Acknowledgments xvii A Note on Anti-Americanism xix Chapter 1: America a la Mode: The 1980s 1 Chapter 2: Anti-Americanism in Retreat: Jack Lang, Cultural Imperialism, and the Anti-Anti-Americans 45 Chapter 3: Reverie and Rivalry: Mitterrand and Reagan-Bush 99 Chapter 4: The Adventures of Mickey Mouse, Big Mac, and Coke in the Land of the Gauls 151 Chapter 5: T aming the Hyperpower: The 1990s 209 Chapter 6: The French Way: Economy, Society, and Culture in the 1990s 271 Chapter 7: The Paradox of the Fin de Siecle: Anti-Americanism and Americanization 329 Reflections 377 Notes 391 Index 473
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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