New Gendered Mosaics

Their Mothers, the Gauls
  • Mireille Rosello


In 1999, Valérie Dumeige and Sophie Ponchelet published a volume of interviews with six women whose photographs appear on the cover of the book as six rectangles of equal size. Each one is the subject of one of the six chapters.1 The short summaries provided before each testimony reveal that two of the young women were born in Senegal, one in Vietnam, one in Algeria, and two in Romania. The status of their nationality varies but they all reside in France permanently and some of them have been in the country for more than 20 years. Across the obviously multiethnic and multicultural collection of portraits, the title stands out, in triumphant, perhaps defiant tall bold letters: FRANÇAISES [FRENCH WOMEN] (Dumeige and Ponchelet, 1999).


Minority Woman French Woman French Citizen French Public Minority Origin 
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