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  • French Scientific and Cultural Diplomacyby Philippe Lane; Laurent Fabius

    Liverpool University Press 2013; US$ 24.00

    This book provides an insider's account of the use of cultural diplomacy to protect and expand France's global influence. more...

  • À La Modby Ian Moore

    Summersdale 2014; US$ 9.99

    A comedic romp through one man's life in the Loire Valley, France Comedian, mod, and professional grump Ian Moore has had enough. Tired of being unable to park anywhere near his cramped house in a noisy town he doesn?t like, he hatches a plan to move his wife and young son to a remote corner of the Loire Valley in search of serenity and space.... more...

  • Race in Franceby Herrick Chapman; Laura L. Frader

    Berghahn Books 2004; US$ 27.95

    Scholars across disciplines on both sides of the Atlantic have recently begun to open up, as never before, the scholarly study of race and racism in France. These original essays bring together in one volume new work in history, sociology, anthropology, political science, and legal studies. Each of the eleven articles presents fresh research on... more...

  • France 1870-1914by Robert Gildea

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 53.99

    The period 1870 - 1914 in France saw the consolidation of republican government and the recovery of national self-confidence. Though political crises such as the Dreyfus Affair threatened to tear it apart, the Republic established firm parliamentary rule, built up an Empire and an army which was to see it through the Great War. The new edition of this... more...

  • Government through Culture and the Contemporary French Rightby Jeremy Ahearne

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 100.00

    Culture, understood broadly, lay at the heart of contrasting right-wing strategies for government in France during the pivotal decade of 2002-2012. Looking at issues of secularism, education, televisual performance, public memory and nation-branding Ahearne analyses how presidents Chirac and Sarkozy sought to redefine contemporary French identity.... more...

  • Europa zwischen Fiktion und Realpolitik/L'Europe - fictions et réalités politiquesby Roland Marti; Henri Vogt

    transcript 2014; US$ 32.43

    Europa ist in den vergangenen Jahren zu einem dominierenden Thema geworden. Verantwortlich dafür ist vor allem der Prozess der europäischen Einigung, der zunächst wirtschaftlich, zunehmend aber auch politisch gesehen wurde. Ein kulturell fundiertes Europa-Verständnis hingegen wird zwar rhetorisch immer wieder ins Spiel gebracht, bleibt aber eigenartig... more...

  • Aspects of Contemporary Franceby Sheila Perry

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 46.95

    France is defined by claims of uniqueness made by or about the French. 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... more...

  • Encyclopedia of Modern French Thoughtby Christopher John Murray

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 320.00

    In this wide-ranging guide to twentieth-century French thought, leading scholars offer an authoritative multi-disciplinary analysis of one of the most distinctive and influential traditions in modern thought. Unlike any other existing work, this important work covers not only philosophy, but also all the other major disciplines, including literary... more...

  • Identity Papersby Steven Ungar; Tom Conley

    University of Minnesota Press 1996; US$ 99.00

    What does citizenship mean? The essays in this volume range in subject from fiction and essay to architecture and film. Among the topics discussed are the 1937 Exposition Universelle; films dealing with Vichy France; François Truffaut?s Histoire d?Adèle H.; the war of Algerian independence; and nation building under François Mitterrand. more...

  • The Burden of Responsibilityby Tony Judt

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 17.50

    Using the lives of the three outstanding French intellectuals of the twentieth century, renowned historian Tony Judt offers a unique look at how intellectuals can ignore political pressures and demonstrate a heroic commitment to personal integrity and moral responsibility unfettered by the difficult political exigencies of their time. Through the... more...