This volume presents an overview of major cultural themes in contemporary France. The section on politics deals with the issue of political cohabitation, the evolution of the Communist Party, the environment, social systems and the European Union. In the social arena, the articles encompass the evolution of the family, benefits for the elderly, the education system, and the social implications of graffiti. The changing nature of French identity is brought to light through an analysis of the press and the debate on multiculturalism. A review of cultural issues includes the notion of leisure, the contemporary social novel, the cosmopolitan tradition in French film, and new cultural spaces.The work concludes with perceptions of France from the United States as seen through diplomatic relations and remakes of french films, and a final essay on France. The various articles include numerous bibliographic references and will be of great interest to Francophiles, academics, and students of French language and culture.They plaster those walls with unofficial posters.1 They paint murals. They create graffiti, thereby reframing their position within the social order, both taking control of social space and defying the general public to ignore their voices.2 Out of theanbsp;...
|Title||:||France at the dawn of the twenty-first century, trends and transformations|
|Author||:||Marie-Christine Weidmann-Koop, Rosalie Vermette|
|Publisher||:||Summa Publications, Inc. - 2000|