Closing Moulinex: thoughts on the visibility and invisibility of industrial labour in contemporary France

Clarke, J. (2011) Closing Moulinex: thoughts on the visibility and invisibility of industrial labour in contemporary France. Modern and Contemporary France, 19(4), pp. 443-458. (doi: 10.1080/09639489.2011.610164)

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Abstract

This article explores some of the ways in which deindustrialisation and factory closures are figured in contemporary French cultural production. In doing so, it reflects on the visibility and invisibility of industrial workers and their work in representations of the social world. Having noted a significant preoccupation with these issues in French cultural production since the 1990s, the discussion focuses particularly on the closure of the well-known domestic appliance company, Moulinex, in September 2001. It contrasts the dominant media discourse on industrial closures with the literary narrative offered by Franck Magloire (son of a Moulinex worker) in Ouvrière (2003).

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:This is an Author's Accepted Manuscript of an article published in Clarke, J. (2011) Closing Moulinex: thoughts on the visibility and invisibility of industrial labour in contemporary France. Modern and Contemporary France, 19 (4). pp. 443-458. ISSN 0963-9489. Copyright © 2011 Association for the Study of Modern and Contemporary France, available online at: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/09639489.2011.610164
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Clarke, Dr Jackie
Authors: Clarke, J.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Modern Languages and Cultures > French
Journal Name:Modern and Contemporary France
Publisher:Taylor and Francis
ISSN:0963-9489
ISSN (Online):1469-9869
Published Online:09 November 2011
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2011 Association for the Study of Modern and Contemporary France
First Published:First published in Modern and Contemporary France 19(4):443-458
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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