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France for the (Naturalized) French? Multiculturalism and French National Identity

Reed, Jessica (2008)
Department of Political Science
Abstract
Following the inauguration of the ministry for Immigration, Integration, Co-development and National identity (MIICNI) in May 2007, French national identity has been the focus of close scrutiny. In a pioneering governmental project France is seeking to promote national identity, but is the promotion of national identity compatible with multicultural diversity? The paper is a discussion of the governmental discourse of French national identity analysed using Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA). It seeks to bring to the fore a critical account of the newly rising discourse on French national identity. A national identity discourse is not totally at odds with multicultural society, but the exclusion of foreign cultures in the paradigm is to a... (More)
Following the inauguration of the ministry for Immigration, Integration, Co-development and National identity (MIICNI) in May 2007, French national identity has been the focus of close scrutiny. In a pioneering governmental project France is seeking to promote national identity, but is the promotion of national identity compatible with multicultural diversity? The paper is a discussion of the governmental discourse of French national identity analysed using Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA). It seeks to bring to the fore a critical account of the newly rising discourse on French national identity. A national identity discourse is not totally at odds with multicultural society, but the exclusion of foreign cultures in the paradigm is to a certain extent detrimental in a multicultural society. This paper discusses multiculturalism on a local, national and global level and seeks to critically analyse the applicability of cultural racism theory in the case of French national identity. (Less)
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author
Reed, Jessica
supervisor
organization
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
national identity, CDA, cultural racism, multiculturalism, France, Political and administrative sciences, Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap
language
English
id
1320321
date added to LUP
2008-04-22
date last changed
2008-04-22
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  abstract     = {Following the inauguration of the ministry for Immigration, Integration, Co-development and National identity (MIICNI) in May 2007, French national identity has been the focus of close scrutiny. In a pioneering governmental project France is seeking to promote national identity, but is the promotion of national identity compatible with multicultural diversity? The paper is a discussion of the governmental discourse of French national identity analysed using Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA). It seeks to bring to the fore a critical account of the newly rising discourse on French national identity. A national identity discourse is not totally at odds with multicultural society, but the exclusion of foreign cultures in the paradigm is to a certain extent detrimental in a multicultural society. This paper discusses multiculturalism on a local, national and global level and seeks to critically analyse the applicability of cultural racism theory in the case of French national identity.},
  author       = {Reed, Jessica},
  keyword      = {national identity,CDA,cultural racism,multiculturalism,France,Political and administrative sciences,Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {France for the (Naturalized) French? Multiculturalism and French National Identity},
  year         = {2008},
}