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Travel in Twentieth-Century French and Francophone Cultures: The Persistence of Diversity

Charles Forsdick


This book studies 20th-century travel literature in French, tracking the form from the colonial past to the postcolonial present. Whereas most recent explorations of travel literature have addressed English-language material, this book complements these by presenting a body of material that has previously attracted little attention, ranging from conventional travel writing to other cultural phenomena (such as the Colonial Exposition of 1931) in which changing attitudes to travel are apparent. This book explores the evolution of attitudes to cultural diversity, explaining how each generation se ... More

Keywords: travel literature, French, Francophone cultures, cultural diversity, travel, colonial culture, postcolonial culture

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780199258291
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199258291.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Charles Forsdick, author
James Barrow Professor of French, University of Liverpool