Bringing together history, literature, and popular culture, this book provides a cultural history of France from a period of dominance in the mid-19th century to one of decline or crisis in the first few years of the third millennium. Contains both chronological narrative and a selection of primary documents in translation.
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About the Author
Roger Célestin is Professor of French and Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies at the University of Connecticut. He is the author of From Cannibals to Radicals: Figures and Limits of Exoticism and co-editor of Beyond French Feminisms. He is co-founder and co-editor of Contemporary French and Francophone Studies: SITES.
Eliane DalMolin is Professor of French and Francophone Studies at the University of Connecticut. She is the author of Cutting the Body: Representing Woman in Baudelaire's Poetry, Truffaut's Cinema, and Freud's Psychoanalysis and co-editor of Beyond French Feminisms. She is co-founder and co-editor of Contemporary French and Francophone Studies: SITES.
Table of ContentsIntroduction: Beyond Stereotypes France at Mid-Century The Shock of the New Around the Eiffel Tower: Modernization, Technology, and the People Around 1900 WW1 and Beyond The 1930's and WW2 The Post-War Years (De)colonization Culture in the 1960's May 1968 and Beyond The Socialist Years Postcolonial and Postmodern France