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Introduction: The Anglo-American Counter-Identity

Jack Hayward

in Fragmented France

Published in print April 2007 | ISBN: 9780199216314
Published online May 2007 | e-ISBN: 9780191712265 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216314.003.0001
Introduction: The Anglo-American Counter-Identity

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The interaction between French Anglophilia and Anglophobia is traced particularly in the 18th and 19th centuries. The USA is regarded as a modernized Britain and especially since the 20th century has superseded it as the main Anglo-Saxon ‘other’. The arguments for and against the American antithesis are analysed.

Keywords: Anglophilia; Anglophobia; anti-Americanism

Chapter.  20019 words. 

Subjects: European Union

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