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Representing Ethnicity in Contemporary French Visual Culture
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Representing Ethnicity in Contemporary French Visual Culture

Joseph McGonagle

Abstract

The issue of ethnicity in France, and how ethnicities are represented there visually, remains one of the most important and polemical aspects of French post-colonial politics and society. This is the first book to analyse how a range of different ethnicities have been represented across contemporary French visual culture. Via a wide series of case studies – from the worldwide hit film Amélie to France’s popular TV series Plus belle la vie – it probes how ethnicities have been represented across different media, including film, photography, television and the visual arts. Four chapters examine ... More

Keywords: Ethnicity, France, Cinema, Photography, Television, Visual arts, French national identity, Algerian heritage, Jewishness, Marseille

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780719079559
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: May 2017 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719079559.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Joseph McGonagle, author
University of Manchester