Immerse yourself in the France of today with LA FRANCE CONTEMPORAINE. The text will improve your understanding of the Francophone world and your communication in French, using up-to-date information on the political, social, technological, economic, and rich cultural forces that affect this fascinating country and its people. End-of-chapter comprehension and discussion activities, sample quizzes, and an integrated companion website help you master the material and fully appreciate everything that makes France French.
Dr. Edmiston, now retired, is a specialist in eighteenth-century French literature. He has published books on Diderot, the French novel, and Sade. For 32 years, he taught an advanced undergraduate/graduate course on contemporary France. Dr. Dumenil is a retired professor of French linguistics (phonetics and phonology). She has published articles on French phonology, authored a French phonetics textbook, and coauthored two other textbooks.
REPERES CHRONOLOGIQUES. Histoire ancienne. Histoire modern. Les Annees Mitterrand. Les Annees Chirac. Les Annees Sarkozy. Les Annees Hollande. Introduction: La France et les Etats-Unis. Part I: LA FRANCE ET L'EUROPE. 1. La France physique. 2. Paris. 3. Les Regions et les provinces. 4. Les Langues de France. 5. L'Union europeenne. Part II: LA VIE POLITIQUE. 6. La Republique francaise. 7. L'Etat. 8. Les Partis politiques et les elections. Part III: LA VIE SOCIALE. 9. La Famille et la sexualite. 10. Le Travail et le temps libre. 11. La Protection sociale. Part IV: LA VIE CULTURELLE. 12. Les Religions. 13. L'Immigration. 14. L'Education. Part V: L'INFORMATION ET LA TECHNOLOGIE. 15. Les Medias. 16. La Technologie et le commerce. Lexique. Liste des sigles.