10) Gerarde Magloire, "Haitian-ness, Frenchness
and History," 42, 33.
Might there be a bias, a will to assert a national or at least local modernism, one more attentive not only to the individual but also to an essential Frenchness
on par with the national identities of Germany, the USSR, or the Netherlands?
is considered one of his biggest assets.
Add to that its chic appeal and functionality - it impressively swallowed two cumbersome child seats and their occupants in the rear - and its typical Frenchness
and you''ve a formula for success.
Certainly, Afro-US-American referents remain, but it conveys a singular discourse, rejecting mainstream Frenchness
and creating a new identity based upon socioeconomic, ideological, historical bonds.
It's a nice read just for the Frenchness
that rubs off as you turn the pages and learn that some schoolchildren in France are required to use fountain pens and are graded on the beauty of their handwriting; that professional women take classes to shed the chirpiness in their voices; and that seminars are offered on table settings and dining habits.
Sarkozy in action an observer can be forgiven for wondering if, despite the rhetoric, he actually likes the French; the trouble is that he tries too hard; his Frenchness
is not innate and this is a disadvantage among such a proud and critical people, acutely conscious of their own dignity and that of France itself.
The spas served as +'agents for reaffirming Frenchness
Our man from Meath can't get over the Frenchness
of this beautiful city.
The nation's concept of integration, in which ethnic or religious differences are subsumed by Frenchness
, is the ultimate argument for making the face visible.
Because abandoned Eurasian males did not meet French standards of masculinity, the colonial government and Eurasian protection societies sought to make "men" of them, Frenchness
being equated with masculinity.
Sarkozy has defended the initiative as a Eoe1/4Y[pounds sterling]nobleEoe1/4ao exercise to define Frenchness
but leading intellectuals such as the winner of this yearEoe1/4aos Goncourt literature prize, Marie Ndiaye, have branded it xenophobic and called for a boycott.