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Unpublished Paper
MICKEY MOUSE AND THE FRENCH IDENTITY
(2005)
  • Sophie M Clavier
Abstract
The purpose of this paper is twofold: first, it offers a challenge to that assertion and observes the situation to be just the opposite -- that for all the predictions of a looming cultural disaster in France, the dialectic existing between American pop culture and the discursive resistance to it, have in fact provided a fantastic opportunity for France to reinforce a distinct cultural identity and to reclaim a coherent political role, both internally and externally. However that same discourse about culture has helped to obscure very real challenges to the French economy. The second goal of this paper is to address cultural identity analysis itself and posit that cultural identity can never be studied outside of political and societal structures of power and control. In this light it further indicates that cultural identity analysis as well as cultural identity discourse purposely ignore economic considerations, and often lead to self defeating policies
Keywords
  • France,
  • popular culture
Disciplines
Publication Date
2005
Citation Information
Sophie M Clavier. "MICKEY MOUSE AND THE FRENCH IDENTITY" (2005)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/sophie_clavier/4/