The System of Francophobia

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Underlines both the systematicity and the historicity of some widespread American representations of French culture and society. Model for anachronistic, marginal character of cultural life in contemporary France; General implication that the Jacobin legacy renders France unfit to face the challenges of postmodernity; Imagined France of American critics as anti-America.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)24-32
Number of pages9
JournalFrench Politics, Culture & Society
Issue number2
StatePublished - Aug 1 2003


  • race relations
  • cultural identity
  • hostility
  • high culture
  • elitism
  • popular culture
  • international economics
  • democracy
  • political debate
  • white people


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