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School of Modern Languages and Cultures: French Studies

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Publication details for Professor Lucille Cairns

Image: Sexual Fault Lines: Sex and Gender in the Cultural Context.2000 'Sexual Fault Lines: Sex and Gender in the Cultural Context', in Kidd, W. & Reynolds, S. (eds.), Contemporary French Cultural Studies, Arnold, pp. 81-94
  • Publication type: Chapter in book
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0340740507

Author(s) from Durham


This stimulating book is an introduction to the full range of contemporary French culture. Written by a group of leading academics both within and outside France, each chapter focuses on a topic from the French cultural scene today. Starting with an overview of resources for further information (both in print and online), Contemporary French Cultural Studies discusses the varied form of French cultural expression and looks critically at what "Frenchness" itself means. The book also explores examples of cultural production ranging from sport, media and literature to theater, cinema, festivals, and music. An essential resource for students, scholars and interested readers alike, this text provides detailed material and analysis, as well as a launch-pad for further study.