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Promoting the Colonial Idea : Propaganda and Visions of Empire in France - Tony Chafer

Promoting the Colonial Idea

Propaganda and Visions of Empire in France

By: Tony Chafer (Editor), Amanda Sackur (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 14th November 2001
ISBN: 9780333791806
Number Of Pages: 248

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Challenging the notion that there was no "popular imperialism" in France, this book examines the importance of France's colonial role in the development of French society and culture after 1870. It assesses the impact of colonial propaganda on public attitudes and the relationship between imperialism, republicanism, and nationalism. It analyzes the representations of empire, traces the development of a colonial "science" and discusses the enduring importance of images and symbols of empire in contemporary France.

List Of Tables And Figuresp. vii
List of Abbreviationsp. viii
Notes on the Contributorsp. x
Introductionp. 1
The Empire and Public Opinionp. 13
Migration to Indochina: Proof of the Popularity of Colonial Empire?p. 15
A Campaign of Colonial Propaganda: Gallieni, Lyautey and the Defence of the Military Regime in Madagascar, May 1899 to July 1900p. 29
Drawing Settlers to New Caledonia: French Colonial Propaganda in the Late Nineteenth Centuryp. 40
The Dissenters: Anti-Colonialism in France, C. 1900-40p. 53
Representations of Empirep. 69
Imperial Façades: Muslim Institutions and Propaganda in Inter-War Parisp. 71
The French Provinces and 'Greater France'p. 82
Alienation or Political Strategy? the Colonised Defend the Empirep. 102
'Propagender': Marianne, Joan of Arc and the Export of French Gender Ideology to Colonial Cambodia (1863-1954)p. 116
The Empire and Sciencep. 131
Miscegenation and the Popular Imaginationp. 133
Faire Naître V. Faire Du Noir: Race Regeneration in France and French West Africa, 1895-1940p. 143
'Negrophilia', 'Negrology' or 'Africanism'? Colonial Ethnography and Racism in France Around 1900p. 156
Direct or Indirect Rule: Propaganda Around a Scientific Controversyp. 168
Representation or Recuperation? the French Colonies and 1914-1918 War Memorialsp. 184
Defending the Empire in Retrospect: the Discourse of the Extreme Rightp. 195
Putting the Colonies on the Map: Colonial Names in Paris Streetsp. 211
Glossaryp. 224
Select Bibliographyp. 226
Indexp. 235
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ISBN: 9780333791806
ISBN-10: 0333791800
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 248
Published: 14th November 2001
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 14.61  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.52
Edition Number: 1