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Engagement in Twenty-First-Century French and Francophone Culture

Countering Crises

Composed of eleven essays and a contextualizing introduction, Engagement in 21st Century French and Francophone Culture reassesses the relationships between different types of cultural production and society as they play out in the twenty-first century. Together, the contributors demonstrate how French and Francophone writers, artists, intellectuals, and filmmakers have used their work to confront unforeseen and unprecedented challenges in a politically uncertain post-9/11 world. With a focus on both the development of different cultural forms and on the particular crises that have attracted the attention of cultural practitioners, this volume maps and analyzes the ways in which cultural texts of all kinds are being used to respond to, engage with, and challenge crises in the contemporary Francophone world.

272 pages | 5 halftones | 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 | © 2017

Culture Studies

Literature and Literary Criticism: General Criticism and Critical Theory

Media Studies

Political Science: Political and Social Theory

Sociology: General Sociology

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“The editors’ aim to open up debate about the nature of political commitment in French and Francophone culture today is effectively served by this well-focused, interesting and incisive collection of essays. Engagement with the contemporary world and its power structures is shown to be a driving force across an impressively wide and varied range of institutional and cultural practices.”

Margaret Atack, University of Leeds

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