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Issues in the French-Speaking World

Issues in the French-Speaking World
Author: Michael Kline - Nancy Mellerski
ISBN 13: 9780313321542
ISBN 10: 31332154
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Greenwood
Publication Date: 2004-08-30
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 288
List Price: $55.00

The authors (both professors of French at Dickerson College) present a college-level textbook designed to serve in classes teaching cultural competency within French departments beyond the relatively superficial areas such as food and dress. They take a thematic and issue-based approach to the material, providing four separate sections on history and memory, the challenge of competing voices to social cohesion, issues of equality, and the effects of globalization and Americanization. Respective examples of the 11 different issue-based chapters include discussions of the construction of Joan of Arc as a French national heroine, questions of language and power in Quebec, the debate over discrimination positive (or affirmative action) at the Institut d'Etudes Politiques in Paris, and agricultural activist Jose Bove's resistance to McDonalds and the Americanization of French food. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR