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Author Swamy, Vinay.

Title Interpreting the republic : marginalization and belonging in contemporary French novels and films / Vinay Swamy.

Imprint Lanham, MD : Lexington Books, ©2011.

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Description 1 online resource
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Interpreting the Republic focuses on contemporary French literary and cinematic works (1986-2003) that reflect on what it means to belong to a nation such as France by giving voice to those who find themselves marginalized by French society. While citizenship and belonging can be, and indeed are, interpreted differently depending on the socio-cultural and political context, it is the foundational universalist republican principle of egalitarianism that has remained the sacred cow of French society. One of the major claims of this study is that the rigidity of French national discourse that atte.
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Subject Begag, Azouz, 1957- -- Criticism and interpretation.
French literature -- 20th century -- Influence.
Identity (Psychology) in literature.
Marginality, Social -- France.
Motion pictures -- France -- Influence.
Alienation (Social psychology) in literature.
French literature -- 21st century -- History and criticism.
Chronological Term 1900-2099
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Other Form: Print version: Swamy, Vinay. Interpreting the republic. Lanham, MD : Lexington Books, ©2011 9780739165362 (DLC) 2011001121 (OCoLC)697036804
ISBN 9780739165386 (electronic bk.)
0739165380 (electronic bk.)