Representing ethnicity in contemporary French visual culture

By Joseph McGonagle

Representing ethnicity in contemporary French visual culture
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  • ISBN: 9780719079559
  • Publish Date: Jan 2017
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
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  • ISBN: 9781526107497
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    • Format: eBook
    • ISBN: 978-1-5261-0749-7
    • Published Date: January 2017


    The issue of ethnicity in France, and how ethnicities are represented there visually, remain one of the most important and polemical aspects of French post-colonial politics and society. Troubling visions 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 - ranging from the worldwide hit film Amélie to France's popular TV series Plus belle la vie - it explores how ethnicities have been represented in contemporary France across a wide variety of different media. Its innovative, interdisciplinary approach and novel subject matter will complement university courses that focus on contemporary French society and visual culture. It will interest those researching and studying French and European film and photography, ethnicity in post-colonial France and visual culture generally.


    1 Changing notions of national identity: engaging with ethnicity
    2 Shaping spaces: representing people of Algerian heritage
    3 From the past to the present: parameters of Jewish identity
    4 A multi-ethnic metropolis: representations of Marseille


    Joseph McGonagle is Lecturer in Cultural Studies in the French-speaking World at the University of Manchester

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