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  • France's Cultural Identity
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    Luis Lerebours French II 5/19/99 French Culture Introduction Not large by North American standards (about the size of Texas), France is nonetheless extremely diverse: it concentrates a wealth of scenery, regional identities each with their own particular flavor defined by cultural and historic differences. Through the years, France's stamp on western civilization has left an unchangeable mark in many domains and French know how remains a prominent in the arts, politics, cuisine, fashion and scie...
  • Ties Between France And Other French
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    "Without Africa, France will have no history in the 21st century". (Fran ois Mitterand) I was disturbed by the writings and discussions concerning where that blame was to be placed in the Rwandan genocide, ending in a million Rwandans dead. Although a sole unit cannot receive the burden of all those victims, I find it unacceptable to assert that such a gruesome reality can be justified the way Bruno Delay, chief adviser on Africa for French President Fran ois Mitterand, insisted when he explaine...
  • French And American Culture
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    Culture can be defined as, "learned behaviors that are communicated from one generation to another to promote individual and social structure" (Communication; Making Connections, 44). In other words, information and behavior that is appropriate to where we live, where we have come from, and the traditions of those places are handed down along generations to insure that they continue. These behaviors help us identify who we are and who our ancestors were. American culture is an eclectic combinati...
  • Learning About The Acadian Culture
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    Subsequent to my previous paper on Irish history, military heritage and culture I have been left with the impression that the British were and remain a very dominant force in both Europe and Canada. Indeed, when I first came to Nova Scotia in September I was fascinated by what I perceived as a homogeneous Anglo-Saxons population in contrast to the diversity I left in Toronto. Based on the information I have learned in class about different dynamics of cultural oppression and the sense I have tha...
  • French Student Leaves Middle School
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    There are many cultural differences between the United States and France. Some of these are simply social and others are cultural. The differences include different freedoms that have been given to French teens and not to Americans. Some of these include; drinking, driving, school, and many others that are not as obvious. Education in France is really different than in the US. You need a high school degree for almost anything in France. Even some of the "burger flipping" jobs require a degree of...

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