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

Katelyn E. Knox


In Race on Display in 20th- and 21st-Century France Knox turns the tables France’s rhetoric of ‘internal otherness’, asking her reader not to spot those deemed France’s others but rather to deconstruct the very gazes that produce them. Weaving together a vast corpus of colonial French children’s comics, Francophone novels, and African popular music, fashion, and dance, Knox traces how the ways colonial ‘human zoos’ invited their French spectators to gaze on their colonized others still inform the frameworks through which racial and ethnic minorities are made—and make themselves—visible in cont ... More

Keywords: Race, France, Francophone, Immigration, Cultural studies, Human zoo, Whiteness, Identity, Gaze

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9781781383094
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2017 DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9781781383094.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Katelyn E. Knox, author
University of Central Arkansas