Cincinnati Romance Review
As James Rosenau has written, localization and globalization came crashing together at the turn of the 20th century in a type of oxymoronic chaos he labels "fragmegration" that characterizes the confusion people have as to their role in society. It is this identity confusion that Laurent Cantet portrays in his landmark films Ressources humaines (1999) and L'emploi du temps (2001). Cantet's protagonists seek their place in society as they cope with the sudden destabilization of their local, national, and globalized identities.
Original Publication Citation
Schulman, P. (2017). "Fragmegration" of identity in Laurent Cantet's Ressources humaines and L'emploi du temps. Cincinnati Romance Review, 43, 90-106.
Schulman, Peter, ""Fragmegration" of Identity in Laurent Cantet's Ressources Humaines and L'Emploi du Temps" (2017). World Languages and Cultures Faculty Publications. 20.