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Encarnación Gutiérrez Rodríguez and Shirley Anne Tate

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9781781381717

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: May 2016

DOI: 10.5949/liverpool/9781781381717.001.0001

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Creolization and Resistance

Creolization and Resistance

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(p.38) Chapter 3 Creolization and Resistance
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Creolizing Europe
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Françoise Vergès

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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9781781381717.003.0004

Françoise Vergès applies creolization to the concrete context of the French-Reunion politics of remembrance and its persistent politics of oblivion in the former metropoles of colonial power. Taking the example of the museum project Maison des Civilisations et de l’Unité Réunionnaise, she discusses the unwillingness of the French government to recognize its colonial past. Her discussion on The Maison des Civilisations et de l’Unité Réunionnaise argues for a need to imagine a postcolonial museography for a society still undergoing creolization.

Keywords:   Hexagon, museumography, creolization, Reunion, Remembrance

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