Hughes, Alex and Reader, Keith (eds.)
Encyclopedia of Contemporary French Culture.
London, UK; New York, USA,
(Routledge Encyclopedias of Contemporary European Cultures).
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More than 700 alphabetically organized entries by an international team of contributors provide a fascinating survey of French culture post 1945.
* advertising * Beur cinema * Coco Chanel * decolonization * écriture feminine * football * francophone press * gay activism * Seuil * youth culture
Entries range from short factual/biographical pieces to longer overview articles. All are extensively cross-referenced and longer entries are 'facts-fronted' so important information is clear at a glance. It includes a thematic contents list, extensive index and suggestions for further reading.
The Encyclopedia will provide hours of enjoyable browsing for all francophiles, and essential cultural context for students of French, Modern History, Comparative European Studies and Cultural Studies.
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