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Contesting Views: The Visual Economy of France and Algeria

Edward Welch and Joseph McGonagle


Fifty years after Algerian independence, the legacy of France's Algerian past, and the ongoing complexities of the Franco-Algerian relationship, remain a key preoccupation in both countries. A central role in shaping understanding of their shared past and present is played by visual culture. This study investigates how relations between France and Algeria have been represented and contested through visual means since the outbreak of the Algerian War in 1954. It probes the contours of colonial and postcolonial visual culture in both countries, highlighting the important roles played by still an ... More

Keywords: France, Algeria, Visual Culture, Photography, Cinema, Colonial, Post-colonial

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9781846318849
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9781846318849.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Edward Welch, author

Joseph McGonagle, author