- By Shanny Peer

France on Display: Peasants, Provincials, and Folklore in the 1937 Paris World's Fair

  • Title: France on Display: Peasants, Provincials, and Folklore in the 1937 Paris World's Fair
  • Author: Shanny Peer
  • ISBN: 9780585064062
  • Page: 197
  • Format: Unknown Binding
  • France on Display Peasants Provincials and Folklore in the Paris World s Fair The Paris World s Fair presented a traditionalist image of France as a rural provincial country faithful to its folk traditions and to its Old World heritage France s attachment well into the

    The 1937 Paris World s Fair presented a traditionalist image of France as a rural, provincial country, faithful to its folk traditions and to its Old World heritage France s attachment, well into the twentieth century, to its traditionalist roots has often been interpreted by scholars as a reactionary impulse, a desire to resist modernization or a wish to return to the paThe 1937 Paris World s Fair presented a traditionalist image of France as a rural, provincial country, faithful to its folk traditions and to its Old World heritage France s attachment, well into the twentieth century, to its traditionalist roots has often been interpreted by scholars as a reactionary impulse, a desire to resist modernization or a wish to return to the past However, in this book Peer argues that this enduring attachment in Third Republic France to peasants, provincials, and folklore was not inherently reactionary or anti modernist Instead, these aspects of France s traditional heritage were refashioned in new ways to allow France to modernize while still retaining its distinctive identity.

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