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  • Contemporary French Cultural Studiesby William Kidd; Sian Reynolds

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 43.95

    The study of French culture has long ceased to be purely centred on literature. Undergraduate French courses now embrace all forms of cultural production and consumption, and students need to have a broad knowledge of everything from day-time TV and the latest detective novels to debates about national identity and immigration policies. This stimulating... more...

  • The Progressive Poetics of Confusion in the French Enlightenmentby John C. O'Neal

    University of Delaware Press 2011; US$ 79.00

    Drawing largely on the etymological meaning of the word 'confusion' as the action of mixing or blending, John C. O'Neal traces the development of a progressive poetics of confusion in the French Enlightenment. This project, he claims, aimed to reject dogmatic thinking in all of its forms and to recognize the need to embrace complexity. Eighteenth-century... more...

  • Birth of the Intellectualsby Christophe Charle

    Wiley 2015; US$ 26.95 US$ 24.26

    Who exactly are the ‘intellectuals’? This term is so widely used today that we forget that it is a recent invention, dating from the late nineteenth century. In Birth of the Intellectuals , the renowned historian and sociologist Christophe Charle shows that the term ‘intellectuals’ first appeared at the time of the Dreyfus Affair, and the neologism... more...

  • The Homeowner's Guide To Living In Franceby Richard Whiting

    How To Books 2005; US$ 17.00

    Gives a background to France with chapters on France's natural beauty, French family life, the economy, politics and future developments, and how to buy a property. This book covers social topics such as day-to-day life (health, shopping), leisure activities, holidays, culture, education, employment, eating out, business dealings and bureaucracy. more...

  • Red Virginby Louise Michel; Bullitt Lowry; Elizabeth Gunter; Elizabeth Gunter; Bullitt Lowry

    University of Alabama Press 2003; US$ 32.95

      Louise Michel was born illegitimate in 1830 and became a schoolmistress in Paris. She was involved in radical activities during the twilight of France’s Second Empire, and during the Franco-Prussian War of 1870 and the siege of Paris. She was a leading member of the revolutionary groups controlling Montmarte. Michel emerged as one of the leaders... more...

  • French Muslimsby Sharif Gemie

    University of Wales Press 2010; US$ 85.00

    Provides a critical perspective on Muslim politics and experiences in contemporary France. Drawing from the work of four Muslim thinkers and activists, this title examines issues such as the veil, integration, the role of the school, the traditions of the French republic, and the legacy of the French empire. more...

  • Nationalism, Positivism and Catholicismby Michael Sutton

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 45.00

    This study of Maurrassian ideology and Catholic reactions to it explores a wide range of themes. more...

  • Hummingbirds Don't Fly In The Rainby Kimberly Klein

    PMA Press 2011; US$ 9.99

    On December 23, 2007, the plane carrying author Kim Klein’s only child, Talia, her ex-husband, and her daughter’s best friend crashed into the side of a volcano in Panama. Hummingbirds Don’t Fly in the Rain chronicles the seven-day, suspense-filled journey that begins the moment Klein receives the phone call announcing her daughter’s plane is missing.... more...

  • The Practice of Everyday Lifeby Michel de Certeau

    University of California Press 2011; US$ 29.95

    In this incisive book, Michel de Certeau considers the uses to which social representation and modes of social behavior are put by individuals and groups, describing the tactics available to the common man for reclaiming his own autonomy from the all-pervasive forces of commerce, politics, and culture. In exploring the public meaning of ingeniously... more...

  • The Journal of Marie Bashkirtseffby Marie Bashkirtseff; Katherine Kernberger; Vincent Nicolosi

    Fonthill Press LLC 2013; US$ 14.99

    Enraptured with her own beauty, enraged by society’s constraints upon women and determined to achieve fame and success at any price, Marie Bashkirtseff became one of the greatest artists of her century and she wrote a vivid portrait of a freethinking woman born decades before her time. In 1873, as a beautiful 14-year-old girl of Russian nobility—transplanted... more...