Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Date

6-2020

Publication Title

La France contemporaine: unité et diversités, polarisations et solidarités

Abstract

Ce chapitre propose un survol de la France républicaine et coloniale, de la formation particulière des colonies à la française. Nous examinons l’engagement de la France dans plusieurs parties de la planète, phénomène curieux étant donné les contradictions, les hésitations, les lenteurs et les accélérations de cette histoire. Alors, aujourd’hui, plus d’un demi-siècle après la chute officielle de l’empire français dans les années 1960, peut-on parler d’une France postcoloniale et d’un pays qui s’arrête à ses frontières géographiques naturelles en Europe?

This chapter is a critical survey of colonial France, of the particular formation of colonies à la française. It examines the insertion of France, French people, institutions, and ideas into different parts of the globe, a curious phenomenon indeed given the contradictions and hesitations, the slowing down as well as the quickening of events that unfolded. Today, more than a half-century after the official fall of the French empire in the 1960s, can one speak of postcolonial France and of a country restricted to its natural geographic borders?

Volume

2

First Page

405

Last Page

431

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Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

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© Jonathan Gosnell

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Published by AATF (American Association of Teachers of French)

Sous la direction de Michel Gueldry et Armelle Crouzières-Ingenthron. Volume 2 (2020)

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