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    La mise en scène de la blancheur dans le cinéma Français

    Asibong, Andrew (2013) La mise en scène de la blancheur dans le cinéma Français. In: Laurent, S. and Leclère, T. (eds.) De quelle couleur sont les Blancs? Paris, France: La Découverte. ISBN 9782707178558.

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    Book synopsis: "Whites", "poor whites", "anti-white racism" ... These expressions borrowed from the historical lexicon of the extreme right have redone a sudden appearance in the French public debate since the 2000s. While France continues reaffirm his Republican credo that there can be no racial distinction, up to banish the word "race" of legislation, how to understand this emergence of the "white matter" in the political and media rhetoric? On PS Manual Valls once tried to put the image "some whites, some white, some blancos ..." in his beautiful city of Evry; on behalf of the UMP, Jean-Francois Cope is he went to war against the "anti-white racism", while the publisher and polemicist Richard Millet is not afraid to say that through the Châtelet-Les Halles 6 pm is an "absolute nightmare [...] especially when I am the only white person." The debate on "visible minorities" prégnant last twenty years, and has moved to a questioning of the "invisible majority". But what does being white? A color? It would be so simple ... For the first time in France, this book seeks to decline the nuances of this controversial term in order to examine the relevance and uses. Written by contributors backgrounds, opinions and diverse backgrounds, it is both an exploration of contemporary sociopolitical discourse, a historical analysis of its genesis and its colonial heritage, but also a reflection on how this "white" colors our cultural imaginary, from cinema to literature, rap television.


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