Développement durable

By François Mancebo

Selon un scénario classique, décider, c’est se renseigner, concevoir, choisir et agir. Au second où le développement sturdy est invoqué partout mais n’est jamais défini, il est pressing d’en proposer une grille de lecture. François Mancebo en fait une examine critique en restituant sa popularité mais aussi en dégageant ses ambiguïtés.
L’ouvrage présente des données, des expertises, des analyses d’enjeux et de conflits. Il éclaire ainsi l’action collective en matière de développement durable.
Sa vocation est de former à ces problématiques, non seulement les étudiants, mais encore les acteurs de l’aménagement et de l’urbanisme. Plus largement, enfin, il s’adresse aussi à tous ceux qui sont confrontés à ces questions dans leur vie quotidienne.

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Provence, 1970: M.F.K. Fisher, Julia Child, James Beard, and the Reinvention of American Taste

By Luke Barr

Provence, 1970 is a couple of singular ancient second. within the iciness of that yr, roughly coincidentally, the long-lasting culinary figures James Beard, M.F.K. Fisher, Julia baby, Richard Olney, Simone Beck, and Judith Jones came across themselves jointly within the South of France. They cooked and ate, talked and argued, in regards to the way forward for nutrients in the USA, the which means of flavor, and the bounds of snobbery. with no rather figuring out it, they have been shaping today’s tastes and tradition, the way in which we consume now. The conversations between this crew have been chronicled by means of M.F.K. Fisher in journals and letters—some of which have been later came upon through Luke Barr, her great-nephew. In Provence, 1970, he captures this seminal season, set opposed to a gorgeous backdrop in cinematic scope—complete with gossip, drama, and modern relevance.

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Swann's Way

By Marcel Proust

Swann's means is quantity 1 of Proust's seminal novel looking for misplaced Time, largely considered as one of many twentieth century's masterpieces. As with James Joyce's Ulysses, Proust employs move of recognition writing to shiny impression, making Swann's method one of many forerunners of contemporary literature.

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The Oxford History of the French Revolution

This moment version of the main authoritative and finished historical past of the French Revolution attracts on a wealth of recent study with the intention to re-evaluate the best of all revolutions. It encompasses a beneficiant chronology of occasions and a longer bibliographical essay supplying an exam of the historiography of the Revolution. starting with the accession of Louis XVI in 1774, top historian William Doyle strains the historical past of France via revolution, terror, and counter-terror, to the triumph of Napoleon in 1802, alongside the way in which studying the impression of those occasions in France upon the remainder of Europe. He explores how a circulation which all started with optimism and common enthusiasm quickly turned a tragedy, not just for the ruling orders, yet for hundreds of thousands of standard humans in all places Europe who paid the cost for the destruction of the previous political order and the fight to set up a brand new one.
Highly readable and meticulously researched, The Oxford heritage of the French Revolution will offer new perception into the most vital occasions in ecu history.

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Cinema and Sensation: French Film and the Art of Transgression

By Martine Beugnet

Cinema and Sensation: French movie and the artwork of Transgression appears to be like at a much-debated phenomenon in modern cinema: the reemergence of filmmaking practices (and, through extension, of theoretical ways) that supply priority to cinema because the medium of the senses.

France bargains an fascinating working example right here. a particular experience of momentum comes from the discharge, in shut succession, of a sequence of movies that exemplify a attribute know-how of cinema’s sensory influence and transgressive nature: Adieu; A ma soeur; Baise-moi; Beau Travail; La Blessure; La Captive; Dans ma peau; Demonlover; L’Humanité; Flandres; L’Intrus; Les Invisibles; Lady Chatterley; Leçons de ténèbres; Romance; Sombre; Tiresia; Trouble each Day; Twentynine Palms; Vendredi soir; La Vie nouvelle; Wild Side; and Zidane, un portrait du XXIème siècle. those motion pictures, between others, typify a willingness to discover cinema’s specified skill to maneuver us either viscerally and intellectually.

Martine Beugnet makes a speciality of the an important and fertile overlaps that ensue among experimental and mainstream cinema. Her e-book attracts at the writings of Deleuze, Merleau-Ponty, and Bataille, between others, yet at first, she develops her arguments from the flicks themselves, from the great description of particular sequences, options, and motifs that permits us to have interaction with the works as fabric occasions and as pondering methods. In flip, she demonstrates how the movies, envisaged as varieties of embodied inspiration, provide alternative routes of drawing close today’s such a lot burning sociocultural debates—from the growing to be supremacy of know-how, to globalization, exile, and exclusion.



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Occupation: The Ordeal of France 1940-1944

By Ian Ousby

France used to be sluggish and a little ineffectual in organizing resistance flow. In profession Ian Ousby demanding situations the parable that France used to be liberated " by way of the full of France." the writer explores the Nazi career of France with magnificent element and eyewitness bills that diversity from recognized figures like Simone de Beauvoir, Charles de Gaulle, Andre Gide, Jean-Paul Sartre and Gertrude Stein to dull electorate, forgotten heroes and traitors.

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