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Issues in the French-Speaking World (Hardback)
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Issues in the French-Speaking World (Hardback)

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Hardback 288 Pages / Published: 30/08/2004
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The French today contend with national history and identity and the tensions brought on by changes such as immigration, European integration, and postcolonialism. This book encapsulates 11 major issues for students of French language and culture, providing an informed platform for critical thinking and engaging discussion. The topics, including the trial of Maurice Papon, the Headscarf Affair, Jose Bove and McDonald's, Quebec separatism, and the democratization movement in the Ivory Coast, are overviewed in individual chapters. Pro and con positions on the issues are then presented so that students can debate the points. Helpful French vocabulary, questions and activities, and a resource guide accompany each issue to round out the unit. The authors are careful to tie in the French issues to American society and culture. Comparisons are probed so that students will broaden their understanding not only of French-speaking societies but also their own society and history as well. Written in a dramatic style, the unique approach of this content-rich resource is sure to bring new energy to the study of French culture, language, and history.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9780313321542
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 579 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 17 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"[A]n important college-level survey for any library strong in French studies."-MBR Bookwatch
" A n important college-level survey for any library strong in French studies."-MBR Bookwatch
?[A]n important college-level survey for any library strong in French studies.?-MBR Bookwatch
?[F]ull of useful information for students....[t]his book will be a useful library reference work for students researching current events.?-French Review
?Students who are studying French or France will be able to begin their research or their debate topics with this volume. Sections designed to help students explore problems of French-speaking people include "History and Memory," "Competing Voices," "Equality" and "Globalization..,."This will be a good source for issues in world history and for French teachers to build a background for the translations their students are writing. Recommended.?-Gale Reference for Students
?The authors, college professors of French, research 11 major historical, economic, social, and political issues in the French-speaking world, ranging from the historical importance of the image of Jeanne D'Arc, the French heroine, to the most recent ban of the Muslim head scarf in French schools. Of particular interest is the issue of the Americanization of the French film industry and the silent revolution taking place in the French-speaking province of Quebec, Canada....[t]his valuable and useful resource provides excellent topics for discussion and debate by social studies, history, and political science students and teachers.?-Multicultural Review
"[F]ull of useful information for students....[t]his book will be a useful library reference work for students researching current events."-French Review
"Students who are studying French or France will be able to begin their research or their debate topics with this volume. Sections designed to help students explore problems of French-speaking people include "History and Memory," "Competing Voices," "Equality" and "Globalization..,."This will be a good source for issues in world history and for French teachers to build a background for the translations their students are writing. Recommended."-Gale Reference for Students
"The authors, college professors of French, research 11 major historical, economic, social, and political issues in the French-speaking world, ranging from the historical importance of the image of Jeanne D'Arc, the French heroine, to the most recent ban of the Muslim head scarf in French schools. Of particular interest is the issue of the Americanization of the French film industry and the silent revolution taking place in the French-speaking province of Quebec, Canada....[t]his valuable and useful resource provides excellent topics for discussion and debate by social studies, history, and political science students and teachers."-Multicultural Review

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