French Civilization and Its Discontents Nationalism, Colonialism, Race

ISBN-10: 0739106473

ISBN-13: 9780739106471

Edition: 2003

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Description: This volume explores the ways in which considerations of difference, especially colonialism, post-colonialism, and race, have shaped French culture and French studies in the modern era.

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List price: $39.99
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Leington Books
Publication date: 10/14/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Tyler Stovall is Professor of History at the University of California, Berkeley. He specialises in modern and contemporary French history, in particular questions of race, colonialism and postcolonialism, labor and transnationalism.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
The Intelligentsia and New Conceptions of French Identity
The Marginality of Michel de Certeau
Disorienting Le Corbusier: Charles-Edouard Jeanneret's 1911 Voyage d'Orient
France in the Wilderness
Opacity in the Films of Claire Denis
Black Diaspora and Creolization
The French Language in the Face of Creolization
Kojeve and Fanon: The Desire for Recognition and the Fact of Blackness
"Historically Particular Uses of a Universal Subject"
For a Caribbean Intertext: On Some Readings of Maryse Conde's Crossing the Mangrove
"Hereditary Antagonism": Race and Nation in Maurice Casseus's Viejo
Orientalism and the Maghrebian Presence in Postcolonial France
Nationalism, Colonialism, and Ethnic Discourse in the Construction of French Identity
French Identity, Islam, and North Africans: Colonial Legacies, Postcolonial Realities
Social Dynamics in Colonial Algeria: The Question of Pieds-Noirs Identity
Remembering the Jews of Algeria
Miscegenation, Degeneration, and Other Metropolitan Anxieties
Decadence/Degeneration/Creolite: Rachilde's La Jongleuse
Love, Labor, and Race: Colonial Men and White Women in France during the Great War
The Children of Belgium
Further Reading
Index
About the Contributors
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