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Fast Cars, Clean Bodies: Decolonization and the Reordering of French Culture

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Fast Cars, Clean Bodies: Decolonization and the Reordering of French Culture - Ross, Kristin
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"Fast Cars, Clean Bodies" examines the crucial decade from Dien Bien Phu to the mid-1960s when France shifted rapidly from an agrarian, insular, and empire-oriented society to a decolonized, Americanized, and fully industrial one. In this analysis of a startling cultural transformation Kristin Ross finds the contradictions of the period embedded in its various commodities and cultural artifacts - automobiles, washing machines, women's magazines, film, popular fiction, even structuralism - as well as in the practices that ...

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Fast Cars, Clean Bodies: Decolonization and the Reordering of French Culture 1996, Mit Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780262680912

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Fast Cars, Clean Bodies: Decolonization and the Reordering of French Culture 1995, MIT Press (MA), Cambridge, MA

ISBN-13: 9780262181617

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