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Contemporary French Cultures and Societies

An Interdisciplinary Assessment


Frédéric Royall

Contents: Frédéric Royall: Introduction – Louis Chauvel (Translated by Frédéric Royall): A New French Society? The Debate on Social Change – Peter Fysh: Developments in French Party Politics – Bernadette Andreosso-O’Callaghan: The French Economy in the Throes of Increased Openness – Gavin Bowd: The End of the Affair? Intellectuals in Contemporary France – Sarah Waters: Social Movements and Social Exclusion in the New France – Roger Duclaud-Williams: The Politics and Policy of Education in France – David Thompson: French Euroscepticism in the 1990s – Martin Chappell: The Press and the State – Mairéad Seery: Tout finit par des chansons? Developments in French Popular Music – Mary Noonan: Writing for the Contemporary French Stage: The Reconciliation of Body and Word – Laurent Marie: The French Cinema Today – Maeve Conrick: The Status of the French Language in Quebec and Canada: Contemporary Issues and Developments – Margaret Gibbon: Un homme sur deux est une femme: Gender and Language Reform in Francophone Countries – Willy Clijsters: Motivating Learners of French in Flanders – Bríd ní Chonaill: The Case of Regional and Minority Languages in France – Mina Aït’MBark: Francophone Literatures from the Maghreb – Christine O’Dowd-Smyth: Developments in Diasporic North African Literature of French Expression: The ‘Indeterminacy of Diasporic Identity’ of the Second Generation of Immigration – Catherine Khordoc: Towards a Transcultural Literary Tradition in Quebec – Maeve McCusker: The Explosion of Utterance: Locating Recent Caribbean Writing in French – Francesca Counihan: Women’s Writing in Contemporary France.