France and the United States: Borrowed and Shared National Symbols

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This thesis analyzes and demonstrates the similarities and differences
between some of the national symbols of France and the United States. This
includes the shared and borrowed aspects of each one and the ways in which
each culture is reflected through, and built around them. The flags, national
anthems, and several national icons such as France's Marianne and Uncle Sam are discussed. This analysis deals with the historical contexts and cultural
meanings of the symbols, showing the changes each has undertaken in form and in national and international importance. Through the study of national symbols, this thesis reveals the similarities along with the differences between the two nations, which are often perceived as being highly dissimilar and even opposing in belief systems, cultures, and histories.

Creator(s): Crawford, Katlyn Marie
Creation Date: May 2011
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Publisher Name: University of North Texas
Place of Publication: Denton, Texas
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  • Creation: May 2011
Description:

This thesis analyzes and demonstrates the similarities and differences
between some of the national symbols of France and the United States. This
includes the shared and borrowed aspects of each one and the ways in which
each culture is reflected through, and built around them. The flags, national
anthems, and several national icons such as France's Marianne and Uncle Sam are discussed. This analysis deals with the historical contexts and cultural
meanings of the symbols, showing the changes each has undertaken in form and in national and international importance. Through the study of national symbols, this thesis reveals the similarities along with the differences between the two nations, which are often perceived as being highly dissimilar and even opposing in belief systems, cultures, and histories.

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Level: Master's
Discipline: French
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Keyword(s): France | la marseillaise | national icons | star-spangled banner | Statue of Liberty | tricolor | national anthems | Uncle Sam | Marianne | flags | national symbols | United States
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Resource Type: Thesis or Dissertation
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Holder: Crawford, Katlyn Marie
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