Open Access Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
© 2016 Abigail M. MacCumber
Using the film La Haine (1995), directed by Mathieu Kassovitz, as an object of analysis, this paper explores culture as a tool of exclusion in France through sociological, architectural, and political contexts. It investigates La Haine as one of the first representations of the banlieue to mainstream French audiences, as well as the ways in which the film reveals how immigrants and children of immigrants struggle to find personal, cultural, and national identity in France.
MacCumber, Abigail, "Culture as a Tool of Exclusion: An Analysis of Mathieu Kassovitz's La Haine" (2017). Scripps Senior Theses. 949.