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France

Author : Andrew Whittaker
ISBN : 9781854184931
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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A guidebook can show you where to go, a language guide what to say when you get there. But only "Speak the Culture: France" will lead you to a nation's soul. This easy to use cultural companion considers how it feels to have grown up with Flaubert, Cezanne and Bardot; it captures the flavours of French regional cuisine, paints the colour of festival life and delves deep into the Gallic psyche. Through exploring the people, movements and the lifestyles that have shaped the French experience, you will come to an intimate understanding of France and the French. This is not a travel guide or a manual on living in France. It's a superbly designed, informed and engaging insight into French life and culture and who the French really are
Category: Foreign Language Study

Speak The Culture Spain

Author : Andrew Whittaker
ISBN : 9781854186058
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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Spain is a complex country. Beyond the stereotypes of sangria and bullfighting lies a cultured mosaic of regions, languages and customs. "Speak the Culture: Spain" picks at the surface to uncover the key events, themes and people that have shaped the nation, from green Galicia to dusty Andalucia.From the lingering Moorish flavours of Spain's Middle Ages to the awful rupture of modern Civil War, the turning points of Spanish history are made flesh, revealed alongside cultural icons like Miguel de Cervantes, Pablo Picasso and Pedro Almodovar. "Speak the Culture: Spain" gives you the essentials on each figure and their achievements."Speak the Culture: Spain" also explores the culture of everyday Spanish life - from politics to wine, sport to folk music - building an engaging, superbly designed insight into what it means to be Spanish in the 21st century. By the time you get there you'll know exactly what makes the locals tick
Category: Foreign Language Study

Paris The Collected Traveler

Author : Barrie Kerper
ISBN : 9780307739322
Genre : Travel
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Each edition of this unique series marries a collection of previously published essays with detailed practical information, creating a colorful and deeply absorbing pastiche of opinions and advice. Each book is a valuable resource -- a compass of sorts -- pointing vacationers, business travelers, and readers in many directions. Going abroad with a Collected Traveler edition is like being accompanied by a group of savvy and observant friends who are intimately familiar with your destination. This edition on Paris features: Distinguished writers, such as Mavis Gallant, Barbara Grizzuti Harrison, Herbert Gold, Olivier Bernier, Richard Reeves, Patricia Wells, Catharine Reynolds, and Gerald Asher, who share seductive pieces about Parisian neighborhoods, personalities, the Luxembourg Gardens, Père-Lachaise and other monuments, restaurants and wine bars, le Plan de Paris, and le Beaujolais Nouveau. Annotated bibliographies for each section with recommendations for related readings. An A-Z "renseignements pratiques" (practical information) section covering everything from accommodations, marches aux puces (flea markets), and money to telephones, tipping, and the VAT. Whether it's your first trip or your tenth, the Collected Traveler books are indispensable, and meant to be the first volumes you turn to when planning your journeys.
Category: Travel

Italy

Author : Andrew Whittaker
ISBN : 9781854186287
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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A fully illustrated primer on Italian culture goes beyond the parameters of travel and phrase books to inform readers on the nation's history, values and character, covering everything from regional identity and famous figures to Italian art and architecture. Original.
Category: Foreign Language Study

Michelin Green Guide France

Author : Michelin
ISBN : 9782067182295
Genre : Travel
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This eBook version of the Green Guide France features Michelin’s trusted tips and advice, which make sure you see the best of France. From Normandy beaches to the grand châteaux of the Loire and beyond to Corsica's snow-dusted peaks, the Michelin Green Guide France uncovers gastronomic treats and hidden castles, while exploring rugged coastline, picturesque towns and the City of Love itself, Paris. Divided into 12 geographical regions, the guide offers star-rated attractions, regional introductions, detailed maps and suggested places to eat and stay for a variety of budgets, allowing the traveler to plan a trip carefully, or to be spontaneous.
Category: Travel

The Death Of French Culture

Author : Donald Morrison
ISBN : 9780745649948
Genre : History
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The creativity of its artists may be undeniable, but the influence (ghostlike) and the importance (derisory) of France in cultural exchanges both go to show that French culture no longer speaks to the world. This decline ultimately suits the French national mentality, inclined as it is to lamentation and sorrow. Morrison has returned to his original article to see how well his central arguments hold up in the light of the criticisms levelled at him. This new and updated version of his controversial text is accompanied by a thoughtful reply by Antoine Compagnon, who highlights a certain ambivalence within French culture, still capable of achieving the best but seemingly paralysed by its preoccupation with its own grandeur. --from publisher description
Category: History

The Culture Of The Market

Author : Thomas L. Haskell
ISBN : 0521564786
Genre : Business & Economics
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A collection of thirteen essays examining how 'the market' has been perceived, represented and experienced differently in different epochs.
Category: Business & Economics

Can The Subaltern Speak

Author : Rosalind Morris
ISBN : 9780231512855
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak's original essay "Can the Subaltern Speak?" transformed the analysis of colonialism through an eloquent and uncompromising argument that affirmed the contemporary relevance of Marxism while using deconstructionist methods to explore the international division of labor and capitalism's "worlding" of the world. Spivak's essay hones in on the historical and ideological factors that obstruct the possibility of being heard for those who inhabit the periphery. It is a probing interrogation of what it means to have political subjectivity, to be able to access the state, and to suffer the burden of difference in a capitalist system that promises equality yet withholds it at every turn. Since its publication, "Can the Subaltern Speak?" has been cited, invoked, imitated, and critiqued. In these phenomenal essays, eight scholars take stock of the effects and response to Spivak's work. They begin by contextualizing the piece within the development of subaltern and postcolonial studies and the quest for human rights. Then, through the lens of Spivak's essay, they rethink historical problems of subalternity, voicing, and death. A final section situates "Can the Subaltern Speak?" within contemporary issues, particularly new international divisions of labor and the politics of silence among indigenous women of Guatemala and Mexico. In an afterword, Spivak herself considers her essay's past interpretations and future incarnations and the questions and histories that remain secreted in the original and revised versions of "Can the Subaltern Speak?" both of which are reprinted in this book.
Category: Literary Criticism