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La culture comme levier de la puissance : le cas de la politique culturelle de la France aux États-Unis pendant la guerre froide

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This article analyses specificities and stakes of the French cultural policy in New York during the years 1944-1963. During the Cold War, France and the United States were not only allies, culturally speaking, defending together a certain conception for the independence of thinking and a freedom of creation but also rivals, New York emerging as the new capital of the Western avant-garde. The aims of the French cultural policy were not only intellectual or aesthetic but above all symbolic and political. Through artistic events, this cultural propaganda intended to promote a new image of France which was supposed to win the lifeblood of the American society – in particular the middle class and the youth – over the idea that this country was both able to assume the importance of its cultural heritage and to contribute to solve the problems of the contemporary world.

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  • Saint-Gilles, Laurence, 2009. "La culture comme levier de la puissance : le cas de la politique culturelle de la France aux États-Unis pendant la guerre froide," Histoire, économie & société, Editions NecPlus, vol. 2009(04), pages 97-109, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:nec:hecoso:v:2009:y:2009:i:04:p:97-109_00
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