French Popular Culture An Introduction (Arnold Publication) by Hugh Dauncey

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  • Popular culture,
  • Postwar period, 1945 to c 2000,
  • Social Science,
  • Pop Arts / Pop Culture,
  • Sociology,
  • France,
  • Europe - France,
  • Popular Culture - General,
  • World - General,
  • Social Science / Popular Culture,
  • Social life and customs

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The Physical Object
Number of Pages240
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9845024M
ISBN 100340808810
ISBN 109780340808818

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Submissions General Guidelines. Essays likely to find publication in The Journal of Popular Culture are well-written and make a significant contribution to the field of popular culture studies. Please review recent journal issues for a sense of our interdisciplinary conversation and our niche.

Yet the landscape certainly doesn't lack variety: for the past 30 years the French have benefited from a law setting a single book price, which has made it possible to preserve diversity on the.

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Un bouquet de houx vert et de bruyère en fleur. Tomorrow, at dawn.

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