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Author Majumdar, Margaret A.

Title Postcoloniality : the French dimension / Margaret A. Majumdar.

Publication Info. New York : Berghahn Books, 2007.


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Description 1 online resource (xxvi, 310 pages)
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Series BiblioLabs, LLC. Books.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-276) and index.
Contents French discourses of empire -- The European legacy -- Race and resistance -- The subversion of colonial ideology : Jean-Paul Sartre -- The nation in the national liberation struggle -- National consciousness : history and culture -- The battleground of language and the changing discourse of francophonie -- The loss of empire : French perspectives -- The postcolonial state : problems of development -- The Other within -- Postcoloniality : the French dimension?
Summary Postcolonial theory is central to many scholarly debates around the world. Some of these debates have become rather sterile and are characterized by a repetitive reworking of old issues, focusing on cultural questions of language and identity in particular. Margaret A. Majumdar investigates the causes of the apparent stagnation of postcolonial theory in some circles, and provides an overview of the divergence between Anglophone and Francophone approaches to the postcolonial. Outlining in particular the contribution of thinkers such as Césaire, Senghor, Memmi, Sartre and Fanon to the worldwide development of anti-imperialist ideas, she offers a critical perspective on the ongoing difficulties of France's relationship with its colonial and postcolonial Others and suggests new lines of thought that are currently emerging in the Francophone world, which are sure to enliven Anglophone discussion and debates.
Language In English.
Note This work is licensed by Knowledge Unlatched under a Creative Commons license
Subject France -- Colonies -- History.
Postcolonialism -- French-speaking countries.
Postcolonialisme -- Francophonie.
France -- Colonies -- Histoire.
History: specific events and topics.
Colonialism and imperialism.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Colonialism & Post-Colonialism.
French colonies. (OCoLC)fst01930852
Postcolonialism. (OCoLC)fst01073032
French-speaking countries. (OCoLC)fst01253054
Französisches Sprachgebiet
Indexed Term Political Science.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Majumdar, Margaret A. Postcoloniality. New York : Berghahn Books, 2007 9781845452520 (DLC) 2007022253 (OCoLC)137325188
ISBN 9781785334764
9781845452520 (hardback ; alk. paper)
Standard No. AU@ 000061154360
GBVCP 1008668591
UKMGB 018860093
AU@ 000060745379

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