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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. Entries include: * advertising * Beur cinema * Coco Chanel * decolonization * ecriture 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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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415131865
ISBN-10: 0415131863
Format: Hardback
(254mm x 178mm x 38mm)
Pages: 644
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 25-Jun-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Alex Hughes

Alex Hughes is Senior Lecturer in French at the University of Birmingham, and Keith Reader is Head of French Studies at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, England.

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