Colonial Culture in France since the Revolution

Colonial Culture in France since the Revolution

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This landmark collection by an international group of scholars and public intellectuals represents a major reassessment of French colonial culture and how it continues to inform thinking about history, memory, and identity. This reexamination of French colonial culture, provides the basis for a revised understanding of its cultural, political, and social legacy and its lasting impact on postcolonial immigration, the treatment of ethnic minorities, and national identity.show more

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  • Hardback | 648 pages
  • 162.56 x 233.68 x 48.26mm | 1,043.26g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 0253010454
  • 9780253010452
  • 1,722,232

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Overall, Colonial Culture in France is a very wellwritten book that showcases the potential benefits of multi-authorship as well as the ability of scholars to simultaneously reach both academic and non-academic audiences. It could be recommended to readers interested in various aspects of France's (post-)colonial history as well those seeking to understand contemporary French society, whether in the Elysee Palace or the banlieues of greater Paris. * H-War *show more

About Pascal Blanchard

Pascal Blanchard is a historian and researcher affiliated with the Laboratoire Communication et Politique (Paris, France, CNRS)andco-director of theGroupe de recherche ACHAC (colonialism, immigration, post-colonialism).Sandrine Lemaire is a historian, enseignante-agregee (France)andco-director of theGroupe de recherche ACHAC (colonialism, immigration, post-colonialism).Nicolas Bancel is professor of politics and social sciences at the University of Lausanne (Switzerland) andco-director of theGroupe de recherche ACHAC (colonialism, immigration, post-colonialism).Dominic Thomas is Madeleine L. Letessier Chair in French and Francophone studies at the University of California, Los Angeles.show more

Table of contents

Introduction: The Creation of a Colonial Culture in France, from the Colonial Era to the "Memory Wars" Part I. The Creation of a Colonial CultureForeword: French Colonization: an Inaudible History 1. Anti-Slavery, Abolitionism, and Abolition in France from the End of the Eighteenth Century to the 1840s 2. Milestones in Colonial Culture under the Second Empire (1851-1870) 3. Exhibitions, Expositions, Media Coverage, and the Colonies (1870-1914) 4. Science, Scientists, and the Colonies (1870-1914) 5. Literature, Song, and the Colonies (1900-1920) 6. Entertainment, Theater, and the Colonies (1870-1914) 7. School, Pedagogy, and Colonies (1870-1914) 8. Dying: the Call of the Empire (1913-1918) Part II. Conquering Public OpinionForeword: History's Mark (1931-1961) 9. Dreaming: the Fatal Attraction of Colonial Cinema (1920-1950) 10. Spreading the Word: the Agence Generale des Colonies (1920-1931) 11. To Civilize: the Invention of the Native (1918-1940) 12. Selling the Colonial Economic Myth (1900-1940) 13. The Athletic Exception: Black Champions and Colonial Culture (1900-1939) 14. The Colonial Bath: Sources of Popular Colonial Culture (1918-1931)15. The Colonial Exposition (1931) 16. National Unity: the Right and Left "Meet" around the Colonial Exposition (1931)Part III. The Apogee of ImperialismForeword: Images of an Empire's Demise 17. Colonizing, Educating, Guiding: A Republican Duty 18. Promotion: Creating the Colonial (1930-1940) 19. Influence: Cultural and Ideological Agendas (1920-1940) 20. Education: Becoming "Homo Imperialis" (1910-1940) 21. Manipulation: Conquering Taste (1931-1939) 22. Control: Paris, a Colonial Capital (1931-1939) 23. Imperial Revolution: Vichy's Colonial Myth (1940-1944) 24. Colonial Economy: Between Propaganda Myths and Economic Reality (1940-1955)25. French Unity: The Dream of a United France (1946show more

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