France's Lost Empires: Fragmentation, Nostalgia, and la fracture coloniale

by Kate Marsh (Editor), Nicola Frith (Editor)
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This collection of essays investigates the fundamental role that the loss of colonial territories at the end of the Ancient Regime and post-World War II has played in shaping French memories and colonial discourses. In identifying loss and nostalgia as key tropes in cultural representations, these essays call for a re-evaluation of French colonialism as a discourse informed not just by narratives of conquest, but equally by its histories of defeat.

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Contributors
Emile Chabal (Collaborator), Olivier Courteaux (Collaborator), Kathryn Dale (Collaborator), Claire Eldridge (Collaborator), Yun Kyoung Kwon (Collaborator), Indra N. Mukhopadhyay (Collaborator), John Strachan (Collaborator), Sophie Watt (Collaborator), Akhila Yechury (Collaborator)
Publication date
December 28, 2010
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Collection
Page count
202
ISBN
9781461633501
Paper ISBN
9780739148839