By Vanessa R. SchwartzDuring this Very brief Introduction, Vanessa Schwartz argues that sleek France, as either a global degree and a world crossroads, is a necessary actor within the improvement of up to date tradition. certainly, French is the one language except English spoken on 5 continents, and extra humans nonetheless stopover at France than anyplace else on the earth. French style maintains to dominate high fashion and, even as, French individuals are on the leading edge of overseas "style," which was once as actual within the first half the 20 th century because it is this day. This rigidity among "Frenchness" as either specific and transnational continues to be the most compelling characteristics of the tradition. If French tradition and tradition manufacturers are operating world wide, if Paris is a global capital, the surprise is that France nonetheless manages to draw viewers from around the world looking for the drama of its ancient castles and demanding battlefields, its greater than three hundred cheeses and the well known wines grown in its wealthy soil.
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