By Gilles Asselin,Ruth Mastron
The French are famously enigmatic: fiercely self sufficient but deeply romantic,conservative but avant-garde, rational but emotional. what's it, precisely, that makes the French so... French?
Written for a person interacting with the French - travelers, businesspeople, overseas scholars, Francophiles - Au Contraire! bargains a perceptive realizing of French cultural ideals, assumptions and attitudes, in addition to sensible suggestion on construction powerful own relationships with the French. Addressing matters like friendship, politics, paintings, schooling and romance, bilingual and bi cultural authors Asselin and Mastron draw upon their very own studies as experts and running shoes, in addition to these of scholars and pros, giving readers a whole - and compelling - examine French tradition.
This revised version of Au Contraire! contains up-to-date information regarding France's altering social and political weather, suggestion for succeeding as an expat, information regarding the French academic approach, overviews of France's diversified areas - and more.
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Au Contraire!: Figuring Out the French by Gilles Asselin,Ruth Mastron