Encyclopedia of Contemporary French Culture by Alexandra Hughes, Alex Hughes, Keith A Reader, Keith Reader

By Alexandra Hughes, Alex Hughes, Keith A Reader, Keith Reader

With over seven-hundred entries from a world group of participants, this wide-ranging paintings crosses the normal limitations among disciplines within the humanities and social sciences and defines French tradition in its broadest sense.

Areas lined include:

* financial system * schooling * movie * nutrition and wine * gender and sexuality * society * visible arts.

Entries diversity from shorter, actual contributions to longer evaluate essays, and supply a necessary context for someone learning French, in addition to for readers with an curiosity in severe thought and people pursuing comparative reviews in ecu tradition. to aid readers with their study a categorized contents record identifies proper entries inside a selected box. The articles are commonly cross-referenced to supply hyperlinks among topics and finish with annotated feedback for additional reading.

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1929, Bordeaux Singer, real name Jean-Pierre Miramon Having studied at the Conservatoire, Marcel Amont performed in light operas and musical comedies before turning to cabaret in the 1950s. His very successful career as a solo singer includes appearances at Bobino and the Olympia, tours throughout France and abroad and work on television and in films. Hit songs include the humorous Un Mexicain (A Mexican) and Ping-Pong. IAN PICKUP See also: song/chanson anglomanie/franglais Anglomania began in the eighteenth century with an enthusiasm for all things English, particularly literature and institutions.

In his later work Émile Durkheim (d. 1917) made extensive use of ethnographic data in his attempt to formulate a universal theory of social cohesion, and ethnological interests featured strongly in the research team that formed around his journal, L’Année sociologique. It was, however, Durkheim’s nephew and close collaborator, Marcel Mauss (d. 1950), often called the ‘father’ of French ethnology, who came to specialize in the discipline and who made a crucial contribution to its academic provision in the university.

Overall, concrete elevations and their related glazing often recalled 1930s design until the late 1950s. The main novelty was an enhanced gigantism, behind which lay the inspiration of reinforced concrete. The biggest area of divergence from this conformity was church architecture. Following a long tradition, church architects sought originality and strong statements after 1945. Especially influential was Auguste Perret’s concrete, towered church of St-Joseph, Le Havre, built between 1949 and 1956.

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