Au Contraire!: Figuring Out the French by Gilles Asselin,Ruth Mastron

By Gilles Asselin,Ruth Mastron

The French are famously enigmatic: fiercely self sustaining but deeply romantic,conservative but avant-garde, rational but emotional. what's it, precisely, that makes the French so... French?

Written for someone interacting with the French - travelers, businesspeople, overseas scholars, Francophiles - Au Contraire! deals a perceptive realizing of French cultural ideals, assumptions and attitudes, in addition to functional recommendation on development powerful own relationships with the French. Addressing concerns like friendship, politics, paintings, schooling and romance, bilingual and bi cultural authors Asselin and Mastron draw upon their very own reviews as specialists and running shoes, in addition to these of scholars and execs, giving readers a whole - and compelling - examine French tradition.

This revised variation 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 varied areas - and more.

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