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"[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.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Front Matter
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  1. Contents
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  1. Preface and Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xi-xvi
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  1. Note on Translations
  2. pp. xvii-xviii
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  1. ONE. Introduction: Black France in Transcolonial Contexts
  2. pp. 1-40
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  1. TWO. Francocentrism and the Acquisition of Cultural Capital
  2. pp. 41-81
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  1. THREE. Textual Ownership and the Global Mediation of Blackness
  2. pp. 82-113
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  1. FOUR. Rhetorical Mediations of Slavery
  2. pp. 114-130
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  1. FIVE. Afro-Parisianism and African Feminisms
  2. pp. 131-154
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  1. SIX. Fashion Matters: La sape and Vestimentary Codes in Transnational Contexts and Urban Diasporas
  2. pp. 155-184
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  1. SEVEN. African Youth in the Global Economy
  2. pp. 185-205
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  1. Conclusion
  2. pp. 206-212
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 213-260
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 261-292
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 293-305
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780253112217
Related ISBN
9780253348210
MARC Record
OCLC
166229270
Pages
328
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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