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By Alexandra Hughes, Alex Hughes, Keith A Reader, Keith Reader

With over seven hundred entries from a world workforce of members, this wide-ranging paintings crosses the conventional obstacles among disciplines within the humanities and social sciences and defines French tradition in its broadest sense.

Areas coated include:

* economic system * schooling * movie * nutrients and wine * gender and sexuality * society * visible arts.

Entries diversity from shorter, actual contributions to longer evaluation essays, and supply a necessary context for an individual learning French, in addition to for readers with an curiosity in severe thought and people pursuing comparative reviews in ecu tradition. to help readers with their learn a labeled contents record identifies correct entries inside a specific box. The articles are commonly cross-referenced to supply hyperlinks among topics and finish with annotated feedback for extra reading.

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Eds) (1992) Dictionnaire de l’ethnologie et de l’anthropologie [Dictionary of Ethnology and Anthropology], Paris: PUF (some useful entries on the history of French anthropology, with detailed biographies of its most eminent figures). Lévi-Strauss, C. /Maison des Sciences de l’Homme. Needham (1969) The Elementary Structures of Kinship, Boston: Beacon Press. ——(1955) Tristes tropiques, Paris: Plon. Translated J. Weightman (1984) Tristes tropiques, Harmondsworth: Penguin. ——(1958) Anthropologie structurale, Paris: Plon.

By then, he had already renounced most of his theoretical principles, though not his faith in the communist movement. M. (1992) Louis Althusser: la formation du mythe (1918–1956), Paris: Grasset (first volume of Althusser’s biography). Elliott, G. (1987) Althusser, the Detour of Theory, London and New York: Verso (major overview of Althusser’s work). ) (1994) Althusser: A Critical Reader, Oxford and Cambridge, MA: Blackwell (contains bibliography of Althusser’s writings, and essays assessing his work and influence).

Vayssière, B. (1988) Reconstruction déconstruction: le hard french ou l’architecture française des trente glorieuses, Paris: Picard (extensive review of French mass architecture between 1945 and 1975, stressing domination by concrete). architecture under Mitterrand For François Mitterrand, ‘le premier des arts’ was architecture; indeed, his personal fascination for this subject is clearly discernible in his writing. This private ‘passion’ was to have a very striking influence on his presidency, most obviously in the form of what were known as the Grands Travaux or Grands Projets Culturels, a programme of architectural projects in Paris which constitute one of the most visible and durable aspects of his legacy.

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