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Sexual Affronts and Racial Frontiers: European Identities and the Cultural Politics of Exclusion in Colonial Southeast Asia

Ann Laura Stoler

in Tensions of Empire: Colonial Cultures in a Bourgeois World

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520205406
eISBN:
9780520918085
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520205406.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, European Cultural Anthropology

This chapter focuses on the construction of colonial categories and national identities, and those people who threatened these imperial divides. It examines the cultural politics of exclusion in ... More


Contemporary Sino-French Cinemas: Absent Fathers, Banned Books, and Red Balloons

Michelle E. Bloom

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824851583
eISBN:
9780824868291
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824851583.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Although cinema has been transnational since its inception, contemporary Sino-French film exemplifies the cinematic hybridity of the contemporary age of globalization. The Sino-French comprises ... More


Creolizing Barack Obama

Valérie Loichot

in American Creoles: The Francophone Caribbean and the American South

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846317538
eISBN:
9781846317200
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317200.005
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter examines the representations of Barack Obama in France, the USA and Martinique. Most French journalists describe Obama as a ‘métis’, a form of praise of racial and cultural mixing. In ... More


The Revenant Phrase

Laurent Dubreuil

David Fieni (ed.)

in Empire of Language: Toward a Critique of (Post) colonial Expression

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450563
eISBN:
9780801467516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450563.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter illustrates how the contemporary treatment of immigration is still partially articulated based on the syntax of thought that informed the colonial politics of old. Alongside the multiple ... More


Andrée Blouin: Métissage and African Liberation in My Country, Africa: Autobiography of the Black Pasionaria

Annette K. Joseph-Gabriel

in Reimagining Liberation: How Black Women Transformed Citizenship in the French Empire

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780252042935
eISBN:
9780252051791
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042935.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter analyzes Andrée Blouin’s My Country Africa: Autobiography of theBlack Pasionaria alongside writings by Henri Lopes and Léopold Senghor on métissage. It argues that the textual métissage ... More


“A Scandalous Commerce”: The Disorder of Families

Cécile Vidal

in Caribbean New Orleans: Empire, Race, and the Making of a Slave Society

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781469645186
eISBN:
9781469645209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469645186.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter explores how the slave system weakened the European religious and moral ideal that restricted sexuality and the family to Christian marriage in French New Orleans. Yet, it challenges the ... More


Falling from Grace: Creole Gothic, Flawed Femininity, and the Collapse of Civilization

Jacqueline Couti

in Dangerous Creole Liaisons

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781781383018
eISBN:
9781781384046
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781383018.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter examines how two fictional texts revisit Traversay’s rhetoric of victimization while stressing national dissension and the problematic place of the French Caribbean colonies in a ... More


Society and slaves

Michael Harrigan

in Frontiers of servitude: Slavery in narratives of the early French Atlantic

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781526122261
eISBN:
9781526136183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526122261.003.0007
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

In the early colonies, alternative forms of society could be a source of anxiety. Religious and social cohesion was a concern in what was often an unmastered environment. Accounts of the early ... More


Writing Métissage in New Caledonian Non-Kanak Literatures: From Colonial to Postcolonial Hybridities

Raylene Ramsay

in The Literatures of the French Pacific: Reconfiguring Hybridity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781781380376
eISBN:
9781781387221
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781380376.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Writers embedded in the grand discourse of civilising mission and pioneer aesthetic also played roles as critic and conscience of the imperialist project. Baudoux showed a deep interest in the Kanak ... More


A Multicultural Future (Destin Commun) for New Caledonia?: From Métissage to Hybridities

Raylene Ramsay

in The Literatures of the French Pacific: Reconfiguring Hybridity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781781380376
eISBN:
9781781387221
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781380376.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Until recently, New Caledonian writers have depicted mixed-race relations and cultural métissage less as a sign of inclusion than as a threat of cultural disintegration. Despite this resilient ... More


The Sino-French as Métissage: Cheng Yu-chieh’s Yang Yang

Michelle E. Bloom

in Contemporary Sino-French Cinemas: Absent Fathers, Banned Books, and Red Balloons

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824851583
eISBN:
9780824868291
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824851583.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Métissage, French for racial mixing, characterizes Cheng Yu-chieh’s feature Yang Yang, (2009) and its Franco-Taiwanese actress Sandrine Pinna, playing the same. The eponymous protagonist embodies ... More


Littérature-monde, or Redefining Exotic Literature?

Jean-Xavier Ridon (ed.)

in Transnational French Studies: Postcolonialism and Litterature-monde

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846314834
eISBN:
9781846316265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846316265.012
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter examines littérature-monde and Francophone literature in relation to exoticism as a concept directly inherited from the colonial past. Both littérature-monde and Francophone literature ... More


Josephine Baker and La Revue Nègre

Mae G. Henderson

in Speaking in Tongues and Dancing Diaspora: Black Women Writing and Performing

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780195116595
eISBN:
9780199375219
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195116595.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature, Women's Literature

Baker’s parodic stage performances enacted scenarios in which audience and performer participated, the former compelled by a powerful voyeurism, the latter by an equally powerful exhibitionism, ... More


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