Sixty Million Frenchmen Can t be Wrong

Author: Jean-Benoit Nadeau
Publisher: Pavilion Books
ISBN: 1910232130
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The French drink, smoke and eat more fat than anyone in the world, yet they live longer and have fewer heart problems than the English and the Americans. They work 35-hour weeks and take seven weeks' paid holiday each year, yet they are the world's fourth-biggest economic power. So how do they do it? From a distance modern France looks like a riddle. It is both rigidly authoritarian, yet incredibly inventive; traditional (even archaic) yet modern; lacking clout on the international stage yet still hugely influential. But with the observations, anecdotes and analysis of the authors, who spent nearly three years living in France, it begins to makes sense. 'Sixty Million Frenchmen Can't Be Wrong' is a journey into the French heart, mind and soul. This book reveals French ideas about land, food, privacy and language and weaves together the threads of French society, uncovering the essence of life in France and giving, for the first time, a complete picture of the French.

Savoir Flair

Author: Polly Platt
Publisher: Culture Crossings Limited
ISBN: 9780964668430
Format: PDF, ePub
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Which words of French unlock a warm welcome? What should you expect in hotels? Taxis? In cafe restrooms? What is the code for getting great customer service? What is all the fuss about food and French restaurants? Do you know how to charm French waiters? How do you entertain business contacts, intrigue French women and French men?

Moon Living Abroad France

Author: Aurelia d'Andrea
Publisher: Avalon Travel
ISBN: 1631211641
Format: PDF
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Journalist Aurelia d’Andrea knows what it takes to make the move to France—she’s done it twice. In Moon Living Abroad France, she provides insight and firsthand advice on navigating the language and culture of this enchanting European country, outlining all the information you need to manage your move abroad in a smart, organized, and straightforward manner. Moon Living Abroad France is packed with essential information and must-have details on setting up daily life, including obtaining visas, arranging finances, gaining employment, choosing schools, and finding health care. With color and black and white photos, illustrations, and maps to help you find your bearings, Moon Living Abroad France makes the transition process easy for businesspeople, adventurers, students, teachers, professionals, families, couples, and retirees looking to relocate.

Contemporary French Cultural Studies

Author: William Kidd
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1444165569
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The study of French culture has long ceased to be purely centred on literature. Undergraduate French courses now embrace all forms of cultural production and consumption, and students need to have a broad knowledge of everything from day-time TV and the latest detective novels to debates about national identity and immigration policies. This stimulating text is an introduction to the full range of contemporary French culture. Written by a group of leading academics both within and outside France, each chapter focuses on a topic from the French cultural scene today. Starting with an overview of resources for further information (both in print and online), the text discusses the varied forms of French cultural expression and looks critically at what 'Frenchness' itself means. The book also explores examples of cultural production ranging from sport, media and literature to theatre, cinema, festivals and music. An essential resource for students and scholars alike, this text provides detailed material and analysis, as well as a launch-pad for further study.

France in the New Century

Author: John Ardagh
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
Format: PDF
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Profiles French society since 1945 as one struggling to preserve its cultural heritage while moving into a new century, covering its cities and provinces as well as such topics as politics, race relations, the euro, Euro Disney, and the Eurotunnel. Original.

Living Studying and Working in France

Author: Saskia Reilly
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0805059474
Format: PDF, Docs
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The essential book on how to make a life in France. More than 90,000 Americans live abroad in France, making it home to one of the largest expatriate communities in the world. This is a savvy and insightful book full of hard-earned advice on how to make the most of your experience in France. Following in the footsteps of the successful Living, Studying, and Working in Italy, this guide will help Americans grow into French culture and help them feel at home in a country famous for its cultural and social particularities. The authors, two Americans who have spent extensive time in France, provide detailed information ranging from health care procedures in France to how to put together a résumé (known as a CV in France). With material on networking, employment opportunities, choosing the right study program, and navigating the French Internet, this is the essential guide for anyone who wants to live, study, or work in France.

Au Contraire

Author: Gilles Asselin
Publisher: Nicholas Brealey
ISBN: 0984247181
Format: PDF, ePub
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An indispensable guide to understanding French culture.

La Seduction

Author: Elaine Sciolino
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9781429933292
Format: PDF, Docs
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The hidden truth about the French way of life: it's all about seduction—its rules, its pleasures, its secrets France is a seductive country, seductive in its elegance, its beauty, its sensual pleasures, and its joie de vivre. But Elaine Sciolino, the longtime Paris bureau chief of The New York Times, has discovered that seduction is much more than a game to the French: it is the key to understanding France. Seduction plays a crucial role in how the French relate to one another—not just in romantic relationships but also in how they conduct business, enjoy food and drink, define style, engage in intellectual debate, elect politicians, and project power around the world. While sexual repartee and conquest remain at the heart of seduction, for the French seduction has become a philosophy of life, even an ideology, that can confuse outsiders. In La Seduction, Sciolino gives us an inside view of how seduction works in all areas, analyzing its limits as well as its power. She demystifies the French way of life in an entertaining and personal narrative that carries us from the neighborhood shops of Paris to the halls of government, from the gardens of Versailles to the agricultural heartland. La Seduction will charm you and encourage you to lower your defenses about the French. Pull up a chair and let Elaine Sciolino seduce you.

Consultant s Journey

Author: Roger Harrison
Publisher: Lorian Press
ISBN: 9780979170072
Format: PDF
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"I have always believed that every person's story, told truthfully, is both compelling and universal. Consultant's Journey affirms this. It combines the intimacy of a personal journey and the emergence of organization development as a profession. What is engaging about Roger Harrison's story is that it documents the tension of both a person and a profession in crisis-crisis in the best sense, as a continuous search for purpose, for relevance, for some way of giving meaning to a personal life and a vocation. Roger is as unrelenting in his desire to choose a life of service in the face of his love of self-expression; autonomy, economic success, and recognition." From the Foreword by Peter Block