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Published: 29 February 2020

352 Pages

9 x 6 inches

ISBN: 9781789620665

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Postcolonial Realms of Memory

Sites and Symbols in Modern France

Edited by Etienne Achille, Charles Forsdick, and Lydie Moudileno

Liverpool University Press

Contemporary French and Francophone Cultures LUP

  • The first collective volume on postcolonial realms of memory focusing on French territory, including its Outremer.
  • An in-depth interrogation, exploration and application -- from a postcolonial perspective -- of the concept of the lieu de mémoire as articulated by Pierre Nora's influential work
  • A new perspective on the French past through multiple contributions ranging over a variety of emblematic realms of memory
  • Extensive engagement with contrapuntal memorial practices and entangled historiographies, offering a sustained reflection upon France's collective imaginary
  • Allows for a better identification and understanding of the visible and tangible presence of colonialism and its afterlives in contemporary France