From Empire to Exile
From Empire to Exile

From Empire to Exile

History and Memory Within the Pied-Noir and Harki Communities, 19622012

Eldridge, Claire

Editorial:
Manchester University Press
ISBN:
978-0-7190-8723-3
From empire to exile explores the legacies of the Algerian War of Independence in France. In July 1962, when French rule in Algeria ended after almost eight years of intensely viol... Más información
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Editorial:
Manchester University Press
Encuadernación:
Cartoné
Idioma de publicación :
Inglés
ISBN:
978-0-7190-8723-3
EAN:
9780719087233
Dimensiones:
2160 x 1400 mm.
Peso:
596 gramos
Nº páginas:
352
Fecha publicación :
01-07-2016
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    From empire to exile explores the legacies of the Algerian War of Independence in France. In July 1962, when French rule in Algeria ended after almost eight years of intensely violent conflict, it produced one of the largest migratory waves of the post-1945 era. Almost a million French settlers - pieds-noirs - and tens of thousands of harkis - native auxiliaries who had fought with the French army - felt compelled to leave their homeland and cross the Mediterranean to France. Tracing the history of these two communities, From empire to exile uses the long-standing grassroots collective mobilisation and memory activism undertaken by both groups to challenge the idea that this was a 'forgotten' war that only returned to public attention in the 1990s. Revealing the rich and dynamic interactions produced as pieds-noirs, harkis and other groups connected to this conflict engaged with each other and with state-sanctioned narratives, this study demonstrates the fundamental ways in which postcolonial minorities have shaped the landscapes of French politics, society and culture since 1962. It also helps place the current 'memory wars' deemed to be sweeping France in their wider historical context, proving that the current competition for control over the representation of the past in the public sphere is not a recent development, but the culmination of long-running processes. By reconceptualising the ways in which the Algerian War has been debated, evaluated and commemorated in the five decades since it ended, this book makes an original contribution to important discussions surrounding the contentious issues of memory, migration and empire in contemporary France. This book will be of interest to students and academics in French history, cultural studies, memory studies and postcolonial studies.

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