|Publication Date||March 2011|
|Formats||Hardcover Paperback Ebook|
|Series||Contemporary States and Societies|
An accessible interdisciplinary introduction to contemporary France providing coverage of culture, society, economy, and politics set in a historical and global context. A central theme is the relationship between popular images of France and the often contradictory realities of French society as it faces up to the challenges of the 21st century.