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Title The colonial legacy in France : fracture, rupture, and apartheid / edited by Nicolas Bancel, Pascal Blanchard, and Dominic Thomas ; translated by Alexis Pernsteiner.

Published Bloomington Indiana University Press, [2017]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  325.344 COLO    AVAILABLE
Physical description xi, 485 pages ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction: A Decade of Postcolonial Crisis : Fracture, Rupture and Apartheid (2005-2015) / Nicolas Bancel, Pascal Blanchard, and Dominic Thomas -- Part I. Colonial Fracture/2005 -- The Emergence of the Colonial -- The Return of the Colonial -- Part II. Postcolonial Ruptures/2010 -- Debating the Colonial Legacy -- Postcolonial and Critical Gazes -- Part III. Apartheid and the War of Identities in France/2015 -- The end of the "French model"? -- Rejet de l'autre, radicalisation identitaire, impensé colonial.
Summary "Debates about the legacy of colonialism in France are not new, but they have taken on new urgency in the wake of recent terrorist attacks. Responding to acts of religious and racial violence in 2005, 2010, and 2015 and beyond, the essays in this volume pit French ideals against government-sponsored revisionist decrees that have exacerbated tensions, complicated the process of establishing and recording national memory, and triggered divisive debates on what it means to identify as French. As they document the checkered legacy of French colonialism, the contributors raise questions about France and the contemporary role of Islam, the banlieues, immigration, race, history, pedagogy, and the future of the Republic. This innovative volume reconsiders the cultural, economic, political, and social realities facing global French citizens today and includes contributions by Achille Mbembe, Benjamin Stora, Françoise Vergès, Alec Hargreaves, Elsa Dorlin, and Alain Mabanckou, among others"--Provided by publisher.
Other author Bancel, Nicolas, editor.
Blanchard, Pascal, editor.
Thomas, Dominic Richard David, editor.
Subject Postcolonialism -- France.
Nationalism -- France.
Ethnicity -- Political aspects -- France.
Ethnic conflict -- France.
Apartheid -- France.
France -- Colonies.
France -- Ethnic relations.
France -- Race relations.
France -- Politics and government -- 21st century.
ISBN 9780253026255 (cloth : alkaline paper)