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Title: Representations of ethnicity in French film and photography since the 1980s
Author: McGonagle, Joseph M.
ISNI:       0000 0001 2420 0339
Awarding Body: University of Manchester
Current Institution: University of Manchester
Date of Award: 2006
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Via an interdisciplinary framework that draws upon post-structural, post-colonial and feminist theories, this thesis considers representations of ethnicity in French film and photography since the 1980s. Very few studies of the representation of ethnicity in French photography have been undertaken and French film and photography are seldom analysed together. The corpus of images discussed is diverse. Each chapter contrasts examples of photographic practice with film within France. Chapter One considers how national identity has been pictured within France. Chapter Two analyses the representation of an important regional centre: France's second city, Marseilles. Chapter Three examines the parameters of Jewishness within French film and photography. Chapter Four explores how women of Algerian origin have been portrayed since 2000. Recurrent themes are found regardless of the genre, medium or ethnicity in question. Important differences are highlighted between representations of France's white majority and ethnic minorities, and within these groups according to gender, sexuality, age and social class. I conclude that ethnicity has remained a crucial and contentious subject within French film and photography throughout the last twenty-five years and that further such studies are now needed.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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