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Published: 01 July 2016

224 Pages

9-3/8 x 6-3/8 inches

ISBN: 9781781383094

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Race on Display in 20th- and 21st Century France

Katelyn E. Knox

Liverpool University Press

Contemporary French and Francophone Cultures LUP

  • The book is timely; it intervenes in one of the most hotly debated and widely discussed issues in contemporary France: the relationship between race, ethnicity, and national identity
  • The book analyses works at the heart of ongoing controversy and scandal (notably Brett Bailey's performance art piece 'Exhibit B' and Said Bouamama and rap group Z.E.P.'s 2010 album Devoir d'Insolence, for which the authors faced a lawsuit ultimately dismissed in 2015) as well as authors who, as recent recipients of top literary awards in France, are garnering significant attention in university classrooms (Alain Mabanckou received the French Academy's highest prize, the Prix Henri-Gal, for his entire corpus in 2012 and in 2013 Léonora Miano's novel La Saison de l'ombre was awarded the Prix Femina)
  • The book's cultural studies methodology brings together works from a variety of media that will resonate with its readers' preexisting diverse interests in printed literature, children's comics, performance art, popular music, music videos, fashion, and dance
  • The book situates itself at the forefront of whiteness studies in the Francophone world