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Popular Culture in Modern France

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Very good condition little to no wear. Inscription to inner front cover

"Culture" is one of the most frequently used terms in the French vocabulary. It sells not only books, newspapers and magazines, but also consumer products and political parties. But what are the meanings of "culture populaire"? What do the French understand by it and what is its history? Brian Rigby's study traces changing notions of French popular culture from 1936 - the year of the Popular Front - to the present day. He shows how the post-war democratic project of taking high culture to the people was redefined in the wake of profound social, ideological and cultural change, and how intellectuals and the state came to embrace a pluralist notion of popular culture which recognised the centrality of the mass media. Asking why "culture" remains a fiercely contested term in French society, Rigby considers the work of major French theorists, including Barthes, Bourdieu and Baudrillard.

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Author(s):
Rigby, Brian
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1991
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0415012473
ISBN-13:
9780415012478
Number of pages:
228
Publisher:
Routledge,an imprint of Taylor & Francis Books Ltd

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Very good condition little to no wear. Inscription to inner front cover

"Culture" is one of the most frequently used terms in the French vocabulary. It sells not only books, newspapers and magazines, but also consumer products and political parties. But what are the meanings of "culture populaire"? What do the French understand by it and what is its history? Brian Rigby's study traces changing notions of French popular culture from 1936 - the year of the Popular Front - to the present day. He shows how the post-war democratic project of taking high culture to the people was redefined in the wake of profound social, ideological and cultural change, and how intellectuals and the state came to embrace a pluralist notion of popular culture which recognised the centrality of the mass media. Asking why "culture" remains a fiercely contested term in French society, Rigby considers the work of major French theorists, including Barthes, Bourdieu and Baudrillard.

Author(s):
Rigby, Brian
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1991
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0415012473
ISBN-13:
9780415012478
Number of pages:
228
Publisher:
Routledge,an imprint of Taylor & Francis Books Ltd

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