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Other titles in the African Expressive Cultures series:

Black France: Colonialism, Immigration, and Transnationalism (African Expressive Cultures)

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Publisher Comments:

"[W]ithout a doubt one of the most important studies so far completed on literature in French grounded in the experiences of migrants of sub-Saharan African origin." --Alec Hargreaves, Florida State University

France has always hosted a rich and vibrant black presence within its borders. But recent violent events have raised questions about France's treatment of ethnic minorities. Challenging the identity politics that have set immigrants against the mainstream, Black France explores how black expressive culture has been reformulated as global culture in the multicultural and multinational spaces of France. Thomas brings forward questions such as--Why is France a privileged site of civilization? Who is French? Who is an immigrant? Who controls the networks of production? Black France poses an urgently needed reassessment of the French colonial legacy.

Synopsis:

A dynamic view of the politics of cultural exchange between Africa and France

About the Author

Dominic Thomas is Professor of Comparative Literature and Chair of the Department of French and Francophone Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is author of Nation-Building, Propaganda, and Literature in Francophone Africa (IUP, 2002).

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments

Note on Translations

1. Introduction: Black France in Transcolonial Contexts

2. Francocentrism and the Acquisition of Cultural Capital

3. Textual Ownership and the Global Mediation of Blackness

4. Rhetorical Mediations of Slavery

5. Afro-Parisianism and African Feminisms

6. Fashion Matters: La sape and Vestimentary Codes in Transnational Contexts and Urban Diasporas

7. African Youth in the Global Economy

Conclusion

Notes

Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780253218810
Subtitle:
Colonialism, Immigration, and Transnationalism
Author:
Thomas, Dominic
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Location:
Bloomington, IN
Subject:
Blacks
Subject:
Multiculturalism
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - General
Subject:
Africa - General
Subject:
France Ethnic relations.
Subject:
Africans - France
Subject:
World History-Africa
Subject:
Africa
Subject:
Africa; African Studies; Criticism; Cultural Studies; Culture; Current Events; Literature; Literature and Literary Studies; Politics
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Print PDF
Series:
African Expressive Cultures
Publication Date:
20061120
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
328
Dimensions:
9.22 x 6.32 x 0.73 in

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