Plural Identities in Modern France
Edited By Barbara Lebrun and Jill Lovecy
Guided by postcolonial critique, this book takes as its starting point the recognition of multiple identities in modern and contemporary France, despite (and against) the traditional republican emphasis on national unification and the relegation of notions of ethnicity, sexuality and cultural difference to the so-called private sphere. While many publications have engaged with this topic, few juxtapose social and political issues with cultural approaches. This edited volume, by contrast, incorporates the work of specialists drawn from a broad range of academic disciplinary areas, including history, politics, literature and cultural studies, and shows how perceptions of the self and of the other as French have changed over the years, with an emphasis on the contemporary period (post-1945).
Contents Barbara Lebrun and Jill Lovecy Introduction: Plural Identities in Modern and Contemporary France 1 Sami Naïr Preface: Ref lections on the Republic and Ethnicity 11 Part 1 Social and Political History 25 Mark Sawchuk After the Plebiscite: ...
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