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Postcolonial Realms of Memory: Sites and Symbols in Modern France

Etienne Achille, Charles Forsdick, and Lydie Moudileno

Abstract

Recognized as one of the most influential studies of memory in the late twentieth century for its elaboration of a ground-breaking paradigm for rethinking the relationship between the nation, territory, history and memory, Pierre Nora’s monumental project Les Lieux de mémoire has also been criticized for implying a narrow perception of national memory from which the legacy of colonialism was excluded. Driven by an increasingly critical postcolonial discourse on French historiography and fuelled by the will to acknowledge the relevance of the colonial in the making of modern and contemporary Fr ... More

Keywords: Postcolonial France, National memory, Colonial legacy, French historiography, Lieux de mémoire

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781789620665
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: September 2020 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781789620665.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Etienne Achille, editor

Charles Forsdick, editor

Lydie Moudileno, editor

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Introduction

Etienne Achille, Charles Forsdick and Lydie Moudileno

Institutions

Archives

Oana Panaïté

La Sorbonne

Ruth Bush

The Clamart Salon

T. Denean Sharpley-Whiting

Literary Prestige

Claire Ducournau, translated from the French by Andrea Lloyd

Territory

Regions/Province

Kate Marsh

Borders

Michael Gott

Banlieues

Hervé Tchumkam

17 October 1961

Michel Laronde

Marseille

Kathryn Kleppinger

The Mediterranean

Kathryn Kleppinger

Monuments

Fort de Joux

Cilas Kemedjio, translated from the French by Katherine Hammitt

La Case créole

Julia Waters

Memorials and Museums

Robert Aldrich

Slavery Memorials

Anny-Dominique Curtius

The Memorial ACTe

Fabienne Viala

The Abolition of Slavery

Sophia Khadraoui-Fortune, translated from the French by Andrea Lloyd

Displacement/Mobility

Le Bagne

Charles Forsdick

Rivesaltes

Susan Ireland

Ouvéa

Pim Higginson

BUMIDOM

H. Adlai Murdoch

Les Sans-papiers

Dominic Thomas

Bodies

Colonial Exhibitions

Nicolas Bancel and Pascal Blanchard, translated from the French by Andrea Lloyd

Colonial Heroes

Berny Sèbe

Jeanne Duval

Mireille Rosello

Women’s Rights

Françoise Vergès

Words and Images

French Language

Cécile Van den Avenne

Anti-colonialism

David Murphy

Colonial Photography

Xavier Guégan

The Everyday

Vine and Wine

Jacqueline Dutton

Couscous

Sylvie Durmelat

Toys

Elizabeth Heath

Bande dessinée

Mark McKinney

Sport

Philip Dine

End Matter