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Introduction: Situating Francophone Postcolonial Thought

Charles Forsdick and David Murphy (eds)

in Postcolonial Thought in the French-speaking World

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846310546
eISBN:
9781846319808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846319808.001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book explores the complexity of the ‘afterlives’ of French colonialism, from the uneven relations between France and its former colonies to the possibility for relationships between ... More


Introduction: The Allure of Ambiguity: The “West” and the Making of Thai Identities

Rachel Harrison

in The Ambiguous Allure of the West: Traces of the Colonial in Thailand

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622091214
eISBN:
9789882207493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622091214.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This introductory chapter investigates the ways of drawing Siam/Thailand into potential comparative debate with a broader, global field via an engagement with postcolonial thought. It examines the ... More


From Colonial to Postcolonial: Reflections on the Colonial Debate in France

Nicolas Bancel and Pascal Blanchard

in Postcolonial Thought in the French-speaking World

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846310546
eISBN:
9781846319808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846319808.025
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Postcolonial studies – or postcolonial theory – has been a firmly established discipline within the Anglophone academy. In France, however, it has gained legitimacy only in English-language contexts ... More


Jacques Derrida: Colonialism, Philosophy and Autobiography

Jane Hiddleston

in Postcolonial Thought in the French-speaking World

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846310546
eISBN:
9781846319808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846319808.004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines Jacques Derrida's influence on, and intervention in, postcolonial criticism and postcolonial thought, and relates his contribution to his questioning of the very form of ... More


Maryse Condé: Post-Postcolonial?

Typhaine Leservot

in Postcolonial Thought in the French-speaking World

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846310546
eISBN:
9781846319808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846319808.003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Born in 1937 in Guadeloupe, Maryse Condé was sent by her parents to pursue her studies in France at the age of sixteen. She earned her BA in English and Classical Literatures from the Sorbonne in ... More


Aimé Césaire and Francophone Postcolonial Thought

Mary Gallagher (ed.)

in Postcolonial Thought in the French-speaking World

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846310546
eISBN:
9781846319808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846319808.002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Born in 1913 in Martinique, Aimé Césaire was drawn to Europe as a young man. He enrolled at the Lycée Louis-le-Grand in Paris in 1932 and at the École Normale Supérieure (ENS) three years later. ... More


Assia Djebar: ‘Fiction as a way of “thinking”’

Nicholas Harrison (ed.)

in Postcolonial Thought in the French-speaking World

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846310546
eISBN:
9781846319808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846319808.005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Ces voix qui m'assiègent…en marge de ma francophonie is the only book written by Assia Djebar that might be interpreted as theoretical. Nevertheless, she has made important contributions to ... More


Édouard Glissant: Dealing in Globality

Chris Bongie

in Postcolonial Thought in the French-speaking World

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846310546
eISBN:
9781846319808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846319808.007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Édouard Glissant, a novelist, poet, and theorist from Martinique, has carved a niche in the French literary scene. In Paris, he published his first volumes of poetry in the early 1950s and his first ... More


“Others” Are Good to Think

Robert Launay

in Savages, Romans, and Despots: Thinking about Others from Montaigne to Herder

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226575254
eISBN:
9780226575421
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226575421.003.0012
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

This chapter synthesizes the arguments of the book, suggesting that the critique of European thought elaborated in postcolonial theory, the thesis that European representations of others is ... More


V. Y. Mudimbe's ‘long nineteenth century’

Pierre-Philippe Fraiture

in Postcolonial Thought in the French-speaking World

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846310546
eISBN:
9781846319808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846319808.011
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Valentin Yves Mudimbe is a novelist, poet, and essayist who was born in the Congo and grew up in what is widely viewed as the ‘golden age’ of Belgian colonialism. At the heart of his oeuvre is the ... More


Colonialism, Postcolonialism and the Cultures of Commemoration

Charles Forsdick (ed.)

in Postcolonial Thought in the French-speaking World

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846310546
eISBN:
9781846319808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846319808.023
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

During the late twentieth century, France witnessed the emergence of a series of commemorations, the most significant of which was the Bicentenary of the French Revolution in 1989. This increasing ... More


Tangled History and Photographic (In)Visibility: Ho Chi Minh on the Edge of French Political Culture

Panivong Norindr

in Postcolonial Thought in the French-speaking World

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846310546
eISBN:
9781846319808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846319808.008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Ho Chi Minh, formerly Nguyên Ai Quôc, was a great patriot who devoted his entire life to the liberation of his native Vietnam, first from French colonialism, then from American imperialism. This ... More


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