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The French Imperial Nation-State: Negritude and Colonial Humanism Between the Two World Wars

ISBN: 9780226897684, Title: The French Imperial Nation-State: Negritude and Colonial Humanism Between the Two World Wars
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France experienced a period of crisis following World War I when the relationship between the nation and its colonies became a subject of public debate." The French Imperial Nation-State" focuses on two intersecting movements that redefined imperial politics--colonial humanism led by administrative reformers in West Africa and the Paris-based Negritude project, comprising African and Caribbean elites.
Gary Wilder develops a sophisticated account of the contradictory character of colonial government and examines the cultural nationalism of Negritude as a multifaceted movement rooted in an alternative black public sphere. He argues that interwar France must be understood as an imperial nation-state--an integrated sociopolitical system that linked a parliamentary republic to an administrative empire. An interdisciplinary study of colonial modernity combining French history, colonial studies, and social theory, "The French Imperial Nation-State "will compel readers to revise conventional assumptions about the distinctions between republicanism and racism, metropolitan and colonial societies, and national and transnational processes.

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  • Publisher:University of Chicago Press
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2005
  • ISBN-13:9780226897684
  • ISBN-10: 0226897680