Currents in Contemporary French Intellectual Life

Currents in Contemporary French Intellectual Life

by Christopher Flood
     
 

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In the last fifty years French intellectual activity has enjoyed remarkable prestige and international influence. While taking account of the rise and decline of major philosophical trends such as existentialism, Marxism, structuralism, poststructuralism, and postmodernism, this book deals more broadly with scholarly work in key spheres of the humanities, social

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In the last fifty years French intellectual activity has enjoyed remarkable prestige and international influence. While taking account of the rise and decline of major philosophical trends such as existentialism, Marxism, structuralism, poststructuralism, and postmodernism, this book deals more broadly with scholarly work in key spheres of the humanities, social sciences and the arts.

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These twelve papers consider currents, history, and trends in French intellectual culture, with papers on philosophy, social anthropology, linguistics, history, critical theory, political science, economics, sociology, film history, and feminism. The contributors (academics in French, history, European studies, and English) examine the origins, thought, and influences of one or more major figure in each field<--> Pierre Bourdieu, Raymond Boudon, Michel Crozier, and Alain Touraine are analyzed in the essay on French sociology, for example. Flood teaches European studies at the U. of Surrey); Hewlett is professor of French studies at Oxford Brookes U. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312232306
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
10/28/2000
Pages:
260
Product dimensions:
5.71(w) x 8.84(h) x 0.86(d)

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Christopher Flood is Head of European Studies at the University of Surrey. Nick Hewlett is Reader in the School of Languages and Chair of the Center for European Research at Oxford Brookes University.

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