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France on Display: Peasants, Provincials, and Folklore in the 1937 Paris World's Fair (Suny Series, National Identities)

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The 1937 Paris World's Fair presented a traditionalist image of France as a rural, provincial country, faithful to its folk traditions and to its Old World heritage. France's attachment, well into the twentieth century, to its traditionalist roots has often been interpreted by scholars as a reactionary impulse, a desire to resist modernization or a wish to return to the past. However, in this book Peer argues that this enduring attachment in Third Republic France to peasants, provincials, and folklore was not inherently reactionary or anti-modernist. Instead, these aspects of France's "traditional" heritage were refashioned in new ways to allow France to modernize while still retaining its distinctive identity.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 235-254) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780791437100
Author:
Peer, Shanny
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Location:
Albany :
Subject:
Europe - France
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
France
Subject:
Folklore
Subject:
Folklore & Mythology - Folklore
Subject:
19th century
Subject:
Exhibitions
Subject:
Regionalism
Subject:
National characteristics, french
Subject:
Folk-lore, french
Subject:
Folklore -- France.
Subject:
anthropology;cultural anthropology
Series:
Suny Series, National Identities
Series Volume:
no. 567
Publication Date:
19980431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
265
Dimensions:
8.94x5.91x.65 in. .81 lbs.

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History and Social Science » Anthropology » Cultural Anthropology
History and Social Science » World History » France » General
Humanities » Mythology » Folklore and Storytelling

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