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Sixty Million Frenchmen Can't Be Wrong: Why We Love France, But Not the French

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"Sixty Million Frenchmen does its job marvelously well. After reading it, you may still think the French are arrogant, aloof, and high-handed, but you will know why." --Wall Street Journal Decrypting French ideas about land, food, privacy, and language, and more, the authors weave together the threads of French society for a fresh take on a country that no one can seem to understand.

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Though Gulf War II may have shaken the US relationship with France, these French-speaking Canadian journalists decode paradoxes that still mesmerize Americans (e.g., Gallic good health despite their indulgences, and a strong tradition of individual rights despite a highly centralized state and elitist education). Includes a map and list of French regimes. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

The French smoke, drink and eat more fat than anyone in the world, yet they live longer and have fewer heart problems than Americans. They take seven weeks of paid vacation per year, yet have the world's highest productivity index. From a distance, modern France looks like a riddle. But up close, it all makes sense. Sixty Million Frenchmen Can't Be Wrong shows how the pieces of the puzzle fit together. Decrypting French ideas about land, food, privacy and language, the authors weave together the threads of French society--from centralization and the Napoleonic code to elite education and even street protests--giving us, for the first time, an understanding of France and the French. Sixty Million Frenchmen Can't Be Wrong is the most ambitious work published on France since Theodor Zeldin's The French. It goes beyond Adam Gopnik's Paris to the Moon to explain not only the essence of the French, but also how they got to be the way they are. Unlike Jonathan Fenby's France on the Brink, the authors do not see France in a state of decline, but one of perpetual renewal.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781402200458
Author:
Nadeau, Jean Benoit
Publisher:
Sourcebooks
Author:
Nadeau, Jean-Benoit
Author:
Barlow, Julie
Location:
Naperville, Ill.
Subject:
Ethnology
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
France
Subject:
National characteristics, french
Subject:
France Social life and customs.
Subject:
anthropology;cultural anthropology
Copyright:
Series Volume:
GTR-527
Publication Date:
20070231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
351
Dimensions:
7.98x6.02x.88 in. 1.16 lbs.

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History and Social Science » Anthropology » Cultural Anthropology
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History and Social Science » World History » European History General
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"Synopsis" by , The French smoke, drink and eat more fat than anyone in the world, yet they live longer and have fewer heart problems than Americans. They take seven weeks of paid vacation per year, yet have the world's highest productivity index. From a distance, modern France looks like a riddle. But up close, it all makes sense. Sixty Million Frenchmen Can't Be Wrong shows how the pieces of the puzzle fit together. Decrypting French ideas about land, food, privacy and language, the authors weave together the threads of French society--from centralization and the Napoleonic code to elite education and even street protests--giving us, for the first time, an understanding of France and the French. Sixty Million Frenchmen Can't Be Wrong is the most ambitious work published on France since Theodor Zeldin's The French. It goes beyond Adam Gopnik's Paris to the Moon to explain not only the essence of the French, but also how they got to be the way they are. Unlike Jonathan Fenby's France on the Brink, the authors do not see France in a state of decline, but one of perpetual renewal.
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