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Title Colonial culture in France since the revolution / edited by Pascal Blanchard, Sandrine Lemaire, Nicolas Bancel, and Dominic Thomas ; translated by Alexis Pernsteiner.
Imprint Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 2013.

Subject France -- Colonies -- Social aspects.
France -- Colonies -- History.
France -- Intellectual life -- 19th century.
France -- Intellectual life -- 20th century.
France -- Social life and customs -- 19th century.
France -- Social life and customs -- 20th century.
France -- Ethnic relations.
Alt Name Blanchard, Pascal,
Lemaire, Sandrine,
Bancel, Nicolas,
Thomas, Dominic Richard David,
Pernsteiner, Alexis,
Description 1 online resource
Note Originally published in French as: Culture coloniale en France : de la Revolution francaise a nos jours (Paris : CNRS : Autrement, 2008), with the collaboration of the Groupe de recherche ACHAC.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction : the creation of a colonial culture in France, from the colonial era to the "memory wars" / Pascal Blanchard, Sandrine Lemaire, Nicolas Bancel, and Dominic Thomas. The creation of a colonial culture. Foreword : French colonization: an inaudible history / Marc Ferro -- Antislavery, abolitionism, and abolition in France from the end of the eighteenth century to the 1840s / Marcel Dorigny -- Milestones in colonial culture under the Second Empire (1851-1870) / Sandrine Lemaire, Pascal Blanchard, and Nicolas Bancel -- Exhibitions, expositions, media coverage, and the colonies (1870-1914) / Sandrine Lemaire and Pascal Blanchard -- Science, scientists, and the colonies (1870-1914) / Gilles Boetsch -- Literature, song, and the colonies (1900-1920) / Alain Ruscio -- Entertainment, theater, and the colonies (1870-1914) / Sylvie Chalaye -- School, pedagogy, and the colonies (1870-1914) / Gilles Manceron -- Dying : the call of the empire (1913-1918) / Eric Deroo.
Conquering public opinion. Foreword : history's mark (1931-1961) / Didier Daeninckx -- Dreaming : the fatal attraction of colonial cinema (1920-1950) / Olivier Barlet and Pascal Blanchard -- Spreading the word : the Agence generale des colonies (1920-1931) / Sandrine Lemaire -- To civilize : the invention of the native (1918-1940) / Nicolas Bancel and Pascal Blanchard -- Selling the colonial economic myth (1900-1940) / Catherine Coquery-Vidrovitch -- The athletic exception : black champions and colonial culture (1900-1939) / Timothee Jobert, Stanislas Frenkiel, and Nicolas Bancel -- The colonial bath : colonial culture in everyday life (1918-1931) / Nicolas Bancel -- The Colonial Exposition (1931) / Steven Ungar -- National unity : the right and left "meet" around the Colonial Exposition (1931) / Pascal Blanchard.
The apogee of imperialism. Foreword : images of an empire's demise / Benjamin Stora -- Colonizing, educating, guiding : a republican duty / Francoise Verges -- Promotion : creating the colonial (1930-1940) / Sandrine Lemaire -- Influence : cultural and ideological agendas (1920-1940) / David Murphy, Elizabeth Ezra and Charles Forsdick -- Education : becoming "homo imperialis" (1910-1940) / Nicolas Bancel and Daniel Denis -- Manipulation : conquering taste (1931-1939) / Sandrine Lemaire -- Control : Paris, a colonial capital (1931-1939) / Pascal Blanchard and Eric Deroo -- Imperial revolution : Vichy's colonial myth (1940-1944) / Pascal Blanchard and Ruth Ginio -- The colonial economy : between propaganda myths and economic reality (1940-1955) / Sandrine Lemaire, Catherine Hodeir, and Pascal Blanchard -- French unity : the dream of a united France (1946-1960) / Jacques Fremeaux.
Toward the postcolony. Foreword : Moussa the African's blues / Abdourahman A. Waberi -- Decolonizing France : the "Indochinese syndrome" (1946-1954) / Daniel Hemery -- Immigration : the emergence of an African elite in the metropole (1946-1961) / Philippe Dewitte -- Immigration : North Africans settle in the metropole (1946-1961) / Pascal Blanchard, Eric Deroo, Driss el Yazami, Pierre Fournie, and Gilles Manceron -- Crime : colonial violence in the metropole (1954-1961) / Jean-Luc Einaudi -- Modernism, colonialism, and cultural hybridity / Herman Lebovics -- The meanders of colonial memory / Nicolas Bancel and Pascal Blanchard -- The impossible revision of France's history (1968-2006) / Suzanne Citron -- National history and colonial history : parallel histories (1961-2006) / Sandrine Lemaire -- The illusion of decolonization (1956-2006) / Jean-Pierre Dozon -- The difficult art of exhibiting the colonies / Robert Aldrich.
The time of inheritance. Foreword : the age of contempt, or the legitimization of France's civilizing mission / Bruno Etienne -- Trouble in the republic : disturbing memories, forgotten territories / Francoise Verges -- Competition between victims / Esther Benbassa -- The army and the construction of immigration as a threat (1961-2006) / Mathieu Rigouste -- Postcolonial culture in the army and the memory of overseas combatants (1961-2006) / Christian Benoit, Antoine Champeaux, and Eric Deroo -- Republican integration : reflections on a postcolonial issue (1961-2006) / Vincent Geisser -- Colonial influences and tropes in the field of literature / Jean-Marc Moura -- From colonial history to the banlieues (1961-2006) / Dominique Vidal -- Can we speak of a postcolonial racism? (1961-2006) / Said Bouamama and Pierre Tevanian -- From colonial stereotypes to the postcolonial gaze : the need for an evolution of the imaginary / Dominique Wolton -- Postcolonial cinema, song, and literature : continuity or change? (1961-2006) / Delphine Robic-Diaz and Alain Ruscio -- Ethnic tourism : symbolic reconquest? (1961-2006) / Nicolas Bancel -- Francophonie and universality : the evolution of two intertwined notions (1961-2006) / Gabrielle Parker.
Note Print version record.
Summary This landmark collection by an international group of scholars and public intellectuals represents a major reassessment of French colonial culture and how it continues to inform thinking about history, memory, and identity. This reexamination of French colonial culture, provides the basis for a revised understanding of its cultural, political, and social legacy and its lasting impact on postcolonial immigration, the treatment of ethnic minorities, and national identity.
ISBN 0253010535 (electronic bk.)
9780253010537 (electronic bk.)
9780253010452 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0253010454 (cloth ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 861213780
Additional Format Print version: 9780253010452 0253010454 (DLC) 2013022926

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