France's lost empires [electronic resource] : fragmentation, nostalgia, and la fracture coloniale / edited by Kate Marsh and Nicola Frith.

Lanham, Md. : Lexington Books, c2011.
After the empire.
After the empire : the francophone world and postcolonial France
1 online resource (184 p.)
Collective memory -- France.
Decolonization -- Social aspects -- France.
Imperialism -- Social aspects -- France.
Postcolonialism -- Social aspects -- France.
France -- Colonies -- History.
Electronic books.
This collection of essays investigates the fundamental role that the loss of colonial territories at the end of the Ancient Regime and post-World War II has played in shaping French memories and colonial discourses. In identifying loss and nostalgia as key tropes in cultural representations, these essays call for a re-evaluation of French colonialism as a discourse informed not just by narratives of conquest, but equally by its histories of defeat.
Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction: Territorial Loss and the Construction of French Colonial Identities, 1763-1962; Part I: Nostalgic Reflections on France's First Overseas Empire; 1: ""Remember Saint Domingue"": Accounts of the Haitian Revolution by Refugee Planters in Paris and Colonial Debates under the Restoration, 1814-1825; 2: A Celebration of Empire: Nostalgic Representations of l' Inde française in Chocolat Suchard's Colonial Collecting Cards of the 1930s
3: De Gaulle and the ""Debt of Louis XV"": How Nostalgia Shaped de Gaulle's North American Foreign Policy in the 1960sPart II: Narratives of Loss: Decolonization under the Fourth and Fifth Republics; 4: Between History, Memory, and Mythology: The Algerian Education of Albert Camus; 5: Alexandre Arcady and the Rewriting of French Colonial History in Algeria; Part III: L'Inde perdue: France and Colonial Loss; 6: Compensating for l'Inde perdue: Narrating a ""Special Relationship"" between France and India in Romanticized Tales of the Indian Uprisings (1857-1858)
7: L 'Inde retrouvée: Loss and Sovereignty in French Calicut, 1867-18688: Alexandre Dumas's and Jules Verne's India: The French Republic of Letters Discusses Imperial Historiography; Part IV: Memories of French Colonialism in the Late Twentieth and Early Twenty-First Centuries; 9: ""Le symbole de 1'Afrique Perdue"": Carnoux-en-Provence and the Pied-noir Community; 10: La République Postcoloniale? Making the Nation in Late Twentieth-Century France; Bibliography; Index; About the Contributors
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Frith, Nicola, 1974-
Marsh, Kate, 1974-
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