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Decentring France : multilingualism and power in contemporary French cinema

Author: Gemma King
Publisher: Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2017.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The first substantial study of multilingual film in France. Unpacking the power dynamics at play in the dialogue of eight emblematic films, this book argues that many contemporary French films take a new approach to language and power.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
King, Gemma.
Decentring France.
Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2017
(OCoLC)964551117
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gemma King
ISBN: 9781526113597 1526113597 9781526113603 1526113600
OCLC Number: 1006379096
Description: 1 online resource (213 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction --
A brief history of multilingualism in French cinema --
Decentred perspectives : case studies --
Capital centres : Polisse and Entre les murs --
Urban margins : Un phophète and Dheepan --
Coastal borders : Welcome and La Graine et le mulet --
International spaces : London River and Des hommes et des dieux --
Conclusion.
Other Titles: Decentering France
Responsibility: Gemma King.

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