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Published: 01 June 2019

352 Pages

9 x 6 inches

ISBN: 9781786941763

Bookseller Code (06)

Our Civilizing Mission

The Lessons of Colonial Education

Nicholas Harrison

Liverpool University Press

Contemporary French and Francophone Cultures LUP

  • Takes the bold & thought-provoking step of treating colonial education not just as an example of colonialism but as an example of education
  • Offers new assessments of colonial education
  • New perspectives on writers including Assia Djebar, Mouloud Feraoun, Edward Said, Albert Memmi and Jean Amrouche
  • Full of fascinating detail on the history of education in colonial Algeria, including the strange fate of laïcité
  • Engages with a range of historical and pedagogical debates about the foundations and purposes of education in the humanities