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Representing Ethnicity in Contemporary French Visual Culture$
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Joseph McGonagle

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780719079559

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: May 2017

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719079559.001.0001

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Changing notions of national identity: engaging with ethnicity

Changing notions of national identity: engaging with ethnicity

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(p.20) 1 Changing notions of national identity: engaging with ethnicity
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Representing Ethnicity in Contemporary French Visual Culture
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Joseph McGonagle

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Manchester University Press
DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719079559.003.0002

This chapter probes several of the ways in which ethnicity in relation to France and Frenchness has been represented visually since the 1980s across a wide variety of media and sectors, including popular and auteur cinema, photography and television. It argues that, during a time of significant political and cultural debate regarding the relationship between French national identity and ethnicity, notions of French national identity across these different media have remained far from static since the 1980s. It concludes, however, that the continuing importance of whiteness as dominant cultural norm, and its links with French republican universalism as main French political philosophy, should not be underestimated.

Keywords:   Frenchness, Representativeness, Whiteness, Ethnic diversity, Television programming, Cinema policy, Photography

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