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Encyclopedia of Contemporary French Culture : 500 Tips - Alex Hughes

Encyclopedia of Contemporary French Culture

500 Tips

By: Alex Hughes (Editor), Keith Reader (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 25th June 1998
ISBN: 9780415131865
Number Of Pages: 644

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In over 700 alphabetical entries on key aspects of French culture since 1945, this groundbreaking work provides valuable in-depth information on topics which traditional reference works often neglect. Reflecting the growth of cross-disciplinary concerns, the encyclopedia covers fields such as film and media, sports, gender, food and wine, education, literature, technology, politics and linguistic issues. The entries include short biographies of influential figures such as Jacques Brel, Coco Chanel, and Francois Truffaut as well as brief factual pieces, major articles and overviews on subjects across the entire spectrum of contemporary French culture: Abortion, Advertising, Beur Cinema, Canal Plus, Francophone Press, Gay Activism, Green Politics, L'Equipe, Management Style, North Africa, "Paris-Match" and an inclusive range of other topics.
Special features include extensive cross-references, a comprehensive index and annotated suggestions for further reading at the end of major articles.

"The book includes entries concerning every aspect of modern French life. Readers will be delighted to encounter unknown facts..." - Choice

Architecture
Cultural Institutions and Phenomena
Economy
Education and Research
Fashion and Design
Film
Food and Drink
History
Intellectual Life
Language and National Identity
Literature and Popular Fiction
Media: General
Media: Press
Media: Publishing
Media: Radio
Media: Television
Music
Performing Arts
Politics
Religion
Society
Sport and Leisure
Visual Arts
Writers
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ISBN: 9780415131865
ISBN-10: 0415131863
Series: 500 Tips
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 644
Published: 25th June 1998
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.8  x 3.8
Weight (kg): 1.29
Edition Number: 1