Americans go home–which is more American, Paris‐Texas or Paris‐France?

@article{Rifkin2004AmericansGH,
  title={Americans go home–which is more American, Paris‐Texas or Paris‐France?},
  author={Adrian Rifkin},
  journal={Contemporary French and Francophone Studies},
  year={2004},
  volume={8},
  pages={259 - 272}
}
  • A. Rifkin
  • Published 1 June 2004
  • Art
  • Contemporary French and Francophone Studies
This paper dwells on the relation between an unsatisfactory and inappropriate word, american, and an inadequate word, Paris. If I spell american with a lower case, this is not to universalize it, but rather to reduce its dramatic effect. It refers to something from “over there,” which was of course the title of a First World War song about going to Europe, but which comes to Europe and takes it away again in a circle of exchange that has political, economic, and moral consequences. Paris is an… 

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