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Imagining the popular in contemporary French culture

Diana Holmes and David Looseley


This book, which is about what ‘popular culture’ means in France, and how the term's shifting meanings have been negotiated and contested, represents a theoretically informed study of the way that popular culture is lived, imagined, fought over and negotiated in modern and contemporary France. It covers a wide range of overarching concerns: the roles of state policy, the market, political ideologies, changing social contexts and new technologies in the construction of the popular. But the book also provides a set of specific case studies showing how popular songs, stories, films, TV programmes ... More

Keywords: popular culture, France, state policy, market, political ideologies, social context, songs, language styles, French culture

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780719078163
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: May 2013 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719078163.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Diana Holmes, author

David Looseley, author