9780739108215

Memory, Empire, and Postcolonialism Legacies of French Colonialism

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  • ISBN13:

    9780739108215

  • ISBN10:

    0739108212

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2005-08-31
  • Publisher: Lexington Books
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Summary

Long repressed following the collapse of empire, memories of the French colonial experience have recently gained unprecedented visibility. This interdisciplinary volume explores the multiple forms of this upsurge and the forces driving it in popular culture, scholarly research, and public commemorations.

Table of Contents

List of Figures vii
Introduction 1(10)
Alec G. Hargreaves
Part I: North America and the Caribbean
1 Slavery and Commemoration: Remembering the French Abolitionary Decree 150 Years Later
11(26)
Catherine Reinhardt
2 A Singular Revolution
37(14)
Nick Nesbitt
3 The Past Is passé: Time and Memory in Maryse Condé's La Belle Créole
51(12)
Nicole J. Simek
4 France and the French in the Collective Memory of the Acadians
63(18)
Jean-Luc Desalvo
Part II: Africa and Asia
5 Film and Colonial Memory: La Croisière noire 1924-2004
81(17)
Alison Murray Levine
6 Trespass of Memory: The French-Indochina War as World War II
98(14)
Hee Ko
7 Memory and Continuity: The Resistance, the Algerian War, and the Jeanson Network
112(13)
Marie-Pierre Ulloa
8 Intimate Acts and Unspeakable Relations: Remembering Torture and the War for Algerian Independence
125(17)
Joshua Cole
9 Revisiting Ghosts: Louisette Ighilahriz and the Remembering of Torture
142(18)
Sylvie Durmelat
10 The Poetics of Memory in Assia Djebar's La Femme sans sépulture: A Study in Paradoxes
160(14)
Florence Martin
11 A Literature without a Name: René-Nicolas Ehni's Algérie roman
174(15)
Mireille Rosello
Part III: Postcolonial Migration
12 Decolonizing the Past: Re-visions of History and Memory and the Evolution of a (Post)Colonial Heritage
189(14)
Dayna Oscherwitz
13 The Algerian War Revisited
203(13)
Susan Ireland
14 France and Algeria: Performing the "Impossible Memory" of a Shared Past
216(19)
Janice Gross
Index 235(12)
About the Contributors 247

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