Aspects of Contemporary France

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Aspects of Contemporary France
Routledge | ISBN: 0415131790 | 1997-06-11 | PDF | 280 pages | 2 Mb

Modern France is defined by claims of uniqueness made by or about the French particularly in the context of Europe. Aspects of Contemporary France illuminates the contemporary economic, cultural, political and social climate of France. Using a multidisciplinary approach, this book explains the historical background to controversial issues. It also traces France's road to nationhood through religion, language and territory. The wide-ranging and highly topical themes covered include:

* political parties
* regions in the market place
* television and film
* women
* secularism and Islam
* linguistic policies
* French consumers

The book also offers a helpful chronology at the end of each chapter, a detailed bibliography and a recommended reading list. Aspects of Contemporary France presents an analytical as well as informative approach to French studies.