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The French Way The Truth Behind the Behavior, Attitudes, and Customs,9780071428071

The French Way The Truth Behind the Behavior, Attitudes, and Customs

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Edition: 2nd
Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 4/14/2006
Publisher(s): McGraw-Hill Education

Summary

If you're traveling to or doing business in France and want to avoid any unfortunate misunderstandings, The French Way is the most up-to-date guide to French culture. Written by renowned French culture expert Ross Steele, the book offers a uniquely impartial perspective on how the French think, the country's customs, and other traits of a changing society and a people that perennially both fascinate and infuriate!

Author Biography

Ross Steele is an established author and a professor of French at the University of Sydney, Australia.

Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition ix
Introduction xi
Abbreviations and Acronyms
1(3)
Accents and Language
4(2)
Americanization
6(3)
Anglo-Saxon
9(1)
Animals
9(1)
Bleu-blanc-rouge
10(1)
Bourgeoisie
11(1)
Branche
12(1)
Bread and Pastries
13(1)
Bridges and Tunnels
14(1)
Business
15(3)
Cafes
18(1)
Calling Cards
19(1)
Chanson
20(1)
Chic and Designer Luxury Goods
21(1)
Cinema
22(2)
Cocorico!
24(1)
Conversation
25(1)
Cultural Tourism
26(1)
Culture
27(1)
Decorations
28(1)
Documents and Forms
28(2)
Drinking
30(1)
Driving
31(2)
Ecology
33(1)
Education
34(2)
Europe
36(3)
Extra!
39(1)
Family
40(1)
Fashion
41(2)
Flowers and Gardens
43(1)
Francophonie
43(2)
Friendship
45(1)
Frogs and Snails, Garlic and Truffles
45(1)
Gambling
46(1)
Gastronomy and Restaurants
47(2)
Gendarmes and Demonstrations
49(1)
Gestures
50(2)
Government and Politics
52(2)
Grandeur
54(1)
Greetings and Farewells
55(1)
Guillotine
56(1)
Health and Fitness
57(2)
Heroes and Heroines
59(1)
Hexagon
60(2)
High Tech
62(1)
Holidays
63(4)
Housing
67(2)
Humor
69(2)
Immigration
71(2)
Je t'aime, je t'adore
73(1)
Joie de vivre
74(1)
Kilos
74(1)
Kissing
75(1)
Leisure
76(1)
Liberte, egalite, fraternite
77(1)
Logic
78(1)
Marriage and Divorce
79(2)
La Marseillaise
81(1)
Meals
82(1)
Media
83(3)
Men and Women
86(2)
Money
88(1)
Names and Name Days
89(2)
Numbers
91(2)
Overseas Departments and Territories
93(2)
Paris
95(1)
Parisians
96(1)
Politeness and Directness
97(2)
Population
99(2)
Queues (Lines)
101(1)
Regionalization
102(1)
Religion
103(3)
Republic
106(2)
Rights
108(1)
Shopping
109(2)
Sports
111(2)
Street Names and Addresses
113(1)
Time
114(2)
Transportation
116(1)
Urban and Rural Life
117(3)
Vacations
120(2)
Vive la difference!
122(1)
Work and Unemployment
123(3)
World Wars and Colonial Wars
126(2)
X
128(1)
Xenophobia
129(1)
Young People
130(3)
Zapping
133(1)
Zut!
133(2)
Useful Websites 135(2)
Index 137

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