By choosing intertextual and intermusical references, it challenges traditional views of Frenchness
Their major industries, like power generation, defence and transport, are second to none and highly competitive, but they are also icons of Frenchness
, indissociable from the image of what France is, and the race between pride and the hard-nosed calculations of economic expediency is a costly one, rather as the owner of a stately home might find who is saddled with the problem of subsidising its magnificence.
Beginning in 1947, however, confronting decolonization, the colonial government became less focused on exploiting the perceived whiteness of Eurasian children to protect colonial rule, and more focused on expanding the definition of Frenchness
to protect the imperial legacy.
Sharon Marcus has recently reiterated the British perception of the moral and aesthetic deterioration of French literature: "British literature and criticism famously associated sexual immorality with France and Frenchness
But lost in this debate are the growing number of second and third generation Muslims who share the tastes and aspirations of a modern non-Muslim youth, and are seeking to reconcile their religious values with a strong sense of Frenchness
While the author notes the Frenchness
of the mulatresses and compares them with pretty maidservants in paintings of London life, they also evoke a country not mentioned by the author--Arcadia--familiar to ah artist trained in Rome, where erotic encounters were part of the landscape.
Older colonial categories were scrutinized and new ones contemplated," Conklin explains, as "skin color increasingly became a decisive marker of Frenchness
In Quebec 80 percent of the population is of French origin and as many speak French, so they want to perpetuate their Frenchness
as an island in the North American anglo and English sea.
I had come to this wonderful city expecting a dour kind of unfriendly Frenchness
sometimes found among Parisians.
Yet those who followed him closely also knew how he ostentatiously proclaimed and displayed his Frenchness
so as to be admitted into bridgeplaying circles, be invited by the French ambassador or cultural attache.
Unlike Liman, who filmed the chase sequence of The Bourne Identity in this same general area in order to distance hicnself from the cliched representation of Paris prevalent in American cinema, De Palma revels in all the connotations of the Parisian singer and actor who once singlehandedly represented Frenchness
in Hollywood movies set in the capital of France.
As for the Frenchness
of the fare, Rivet and company's menu has its smattering of French descriptions like celeriac for celery, pommes frites for fries, escargots for snails et al.
And, while it would be easy to blame those numbers on Quebec's Frenchness
, that doesn't quite account for it: after all, it's hard to see 71 per cent of Frenchmen voting to scrap any combat role for their troops.
Germain, who either use English sparingly and stylishly, or go to the extreme of rigorously avoiding it in pursuit of "pure" Frenchness
, needlessly crippling their language by such corseting.
We shall see, but anyone with even a rudimentary knowledge of Frenchness
would not be surprised to learn that this outlawing of online betting does not extend to French firms.