Fracture, Rupture, and Apartheid
Highly recommended. * Choice * This book brings together a vast array of scholars around the question of colonial fracture. Ignoring this past has only served to further exacerbate societal tensions. As the contributors underscore, facing this past head on will assist France in the process of understanding society today. * Altermondes * The contributors to this book raise the following questions: Is there such a thing as a colonial facture? Can France overcome this identity crisis? What we have is a society that remains uncertain when it comes to its future, precisely because it has been ubale to reckon with its past. * Zurban * An intelligent, rich, carefully constructed, and thoughtful work that will prove all the more important at this time in history when the debate on colonialism occupies center stage, often at the service of political ends. This book is first and foremost an attempt to rethink the ways in which the French colonial project became integral to 19th century Republican discourse and the shape of today's reality. * Telerama *
Nicolas Bancel is Professor at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland, and codirector of the ACHAC Research Group. Pascal Blanchard is a historian and researcher at the Laboratoire Communication et Politique (Paris, France, CNRS), codirector of the ACHAC Research Group, and a documentary filmmaker. Dominic Thomas is Madeleine L. Letessier Professor and Chair of the Department of French and Francophone Studies at UCLA. Alexis Pernsteiner is a freelance editor and translator: www.pernsteinertranslations.com. Her translations include Colonial Culture in France since the Revolution (IUP).
Introduction: A Decade of Postcolonial Crisis: Fracture, Rupture and Apartheid (2005-2015) / Nicolas Bancel, Pascal Blanchard, and Dominic Thomas Part I. Colonial Fracture / 2005 1.1 The Emergence of the Colonial 1. The Republican Origins of the Colonial Fracture / Nicolas Bancel and Pascal Blanchard 2. When a (War) Memory Hides another (Colonial) / Benjamin Stora 3. A Difficult History: A Brief History of the Colonial and the Postcolonial Situation / Nicolas Bancel 4. Reducing the Republic's Native to the Body / Nacira Guenif-Souilamas 5. Colonization and Immigration: "Blind Spots" in the History Classroom / Sandrine Lemaire 6. Memory Wars: A Study of the Intersection between History and Media / Pascal Blanchard and Isabelle Veyrat-Masson 1.2 The Return of the Colonial 7. The Enemy Within: The Construction of the "Arab" in the Media / Thomas Deltombe and Mathieu Rigouste 8. Islam and the Republic: A Long, Uneasy History / Anna Bozzo 9. The Republic, Colonization. And Beyond / Michel Wieviorka 10. Colonial Natives and Indigents: from the Colonial "Civilizing Mission" to Humanitarian Action / Rony Brauman 11. The Banlieues as a Colonial Theater, or the Colonial Fracture in Disadvantaged Neighborhoods / Didier Lapeyronnie 12. The Pitfalls of Colonial Memory / Nicolas Bancel and Pascal Blanchard 13. Overseas France: A Vestige of the Republican Colonial Utopia? / Francoise Verges Part II. Postcolonial Ruptures / 2010 2.1 Debating the Colonial Legacy 14. Rethinking Politics in the French Overseas Departments / Jacky Dahomay 15. "Race," Ethnicization, and Discrimination: Is History Repeating Itself or Is this a Postcolonial Peculiarity? / Patrick Simon 16. From the Empire to the Republic: "French Islam" / Valerie Amiraux 17. Immigration: From Meteques to Foreigners / Yvan Gastaut 18. Inequality Between Humans: From "Race Wars" to "Cultural Hierarchy / Pascal Blanchard 2.2 Postcolonial and Critical Gazes 19. The Postcolonial Challenges of Teaching History: Between History and Memory / Benoit Falaize 20. Postcolonial Studies in French Academia / Catherine Coquery-Vidrovitch 21. From Slavery to the Postcolonial / Patrick Weil 22. The Great Strip Show: Feminism, Nationalism, and the Burqa in France / Elsa Dorlin 23. From the Red Peril to the Green Peril: The New Enemy Within / Renaud Dely Part III. Apartheid and the War of Identities in France / 2015 3.1 The end of the "French model"? 24. From the Dakar Speech to the Taubira Affair / Ariane Chebel d'Appollonia 25. Could Islamophobia be the Start of a New Identy-Based Bond in France? / Rachid Benzine 26. The Black Question and the Exhibit B Controversy / Alain Mabanckou and Dominic Thomas 27. Cultural Orientalization or Political Occidentalism? / Nicolas Lebourg 28. Faces of the National Front (1972-2015) / Sylvain Crepon 29. Infiltration of Liquid Populism / Raphael Liogier 3.2 Rejet de l'autre, radicalisation identitaire, impense colonial 30. Nanoracism and the Force of Emptiness / Achille Mbembe 31. Antiracism: A Failed Fight or the End of an Era ? / Emmanuel Debono 32. Closing Borders Against Fear: Europe's Response to the 2015 "Migration Crisis" / Claire Rodier 33. Toward a Real History of French Colonialism / Alain Ruscio 34. Is a Colonial History Museum Politically Impossible? / Nicolas Bancel and Pascal Blanchard 35. After Charlie: A New Era or Unfinished Business?/ Alec Hargreaves Bibliography Index