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We'll always have Paris : American tourists in France since 1930

Author: Harvey A Levenstein
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"For much of the twentieth century, Americans had a love/hate relationship with France. While many admired its beauty, culture, refinement, and famed joie de vivre, others thought of it as a dilapidated country populated by foul-smelling, mean-spirited anti-Americans driven by a keen desire to part tourists from their money. This sequel to the widely praised Seductive Journey explores how both images came to
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Harvey A Levenstein
ISBN: 0226473783 9780226473789
OCLC Number: 54501527
Description: xiv, 382 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Great depression follies --
It sometimes rains in Nice --
The return of the middle classes --
"Beautiful beyond belief": cultural tourism survives --
Watching the world go by --
pt. 2. War and revival --
Martial visitors --
A tattered welcome mat --
Searching for Sartre, 1947-50 --
"Coca-colonization" and its discontents --
"What country has so much to offer?" --
"Bandwagons work like magic in tourism" --
pt. 3 Loving and hating --
The worms turn: 1962-1972 --
"This space ship is going to Paris" --
Bouncing back: the 1980s --
Postmodern tourism --
Nobody's perfect.
Responsibility: Harvey Levenstein.
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An exploration of how images of Americans' love/hate relationship with France came to flourish in the United States shapes a story of one nation's relationship to another from a historical  Read more...

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