Imagining the Popular in Contemporary French Culture

Imagining the Popular in Contemporary French Culture

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780719078163
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Publication date: 01/08/2013
Pages: 265
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Diana Holmes is Professor of French at the University of Leeds.
David Looseley is Emeritus Professor of Contemporary French Culture at the University of Leeds.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Notes on Contributors
Introduction
Diana Holmes and David Looseley
1. Politics and Pleasure: Inventing Popular Culture in Contemporary France
David Looseley
2. Authenticity and Appropriation: A Discursive History of French Popular Music
David Looseley
3. The Mimetic Prejudice: the Popular Novel in France
Diana Holmes
4. Why Popular Films are Popular : Identification, Imitation and Critical Mortification
David Platten
5. French Television: Negotiating the National Popular
Lucy Mazdon
6. Social and Linguistic Change in French: Does Popular Culture Mean Popular Language?
Nigel Armstrong
Conclusion
Diana Holmes and David Looseley
Bibliography
Index

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