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Re-Imagining brotherhood: Republican values and representations of nationhood in a diversifying France

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The French story is brazenly and proudly universal. It claims to include only those actions, characters, traits and values that unite all French people. In doing so, it distorts the representation or even negates the existence of “outsiders”. Using a Critical Race Theory and Liberation Pedagogy approach to frame a longitudinal study of French history textbooks, this paper dissects the universalistic master narrative as well as the space for minority perspectives over time and across political regimes. Contrasting texts from the Mitterand (Socialist Party) era in which a “right to be different” was asserted and texts written under the conservative governments of Jacques Chirac and Nicolas Sarkozy should yield telling results.
In the wake of the current debate launched by the Sarkozy government on national identity, recent social unrest in minority-populated suburbs and public questioning of the place of Islam in French society, a timely investigation of belonging, identity and representation is necessary. The increasing presence and visibility of ethnic, religious and sexual minorities in French society post-WWII, post-decolonization and post-1968 have posed challenges to this approach and called for a revision of classic representations of Frenchness. Although these questions have been examined in other humanities and social science literature, educational research and specifically studies involving textbooks are lacking. Textbooks provide a unique lens through which not only questions of representation but also of authority, power relations, culture and humanity can be examined.
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Nesbitt, Travis. and Rust, Val. "Re-Imagining brotherhood: Republican values and representations of nationhood in a diversifying France" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the 55th Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society, Fairmont Le Reine Elizabeth, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, <Not Available>. 2014-11-26 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p492851_index.html>

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Nesbitt, T. and Rust, V. D. "Re-Imagining brotherhood: Republican values and representations of nationhood in a diversifying France" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the 55th Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society, Fairmont Le Reine Elizabeth, Montreal, Quebec, Canada <Not Available>. 2014-11-26 from http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p492851_index.html

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Abstract: The French story is brazenly and proudly universal. It claims to include only those actions, characters, traits and values that unite all French people. In doing so, it distorts the representation or even negates the existence of “outsiders”. Using a Critical Race Theory and Liberation Pedagogy approach to frame a longitudinal study of French history textbooks, this paper dissects the universalistic master narrative as well as the space for minority perspectives over time and across political regimes. Contrasting texts from the Mitterand (Socialist Party) era in which a “right to be different” was asserted and texts written under the conservative governments of Jacques Chirac and Nicolas Sarkozy should yield telling results.
In the wake of the current debate launched by the Sarkozy government on national identity, recent social unrest in minority-populated suburbs and public questioning of the place of Islam in French society, a timely investigation of belonging, identity and representation is necessary. The increasing presence and visibility of ethnic, religious and sexual minorities in French society post-WWII, post-decolonization and post-1968 have posed challenges to this approach and called for a revision of classic representations of Frenchness. Although these questions have been examined in other humanities and social science literature, educational research and specifically studies involving textbooks are lacking. Textbooks provide a unique lens through which not only questions of representation but also of authority, power relations, culture and humanity can be examined.


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