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The Resource Decolonising the intellectual : politics, culture, and humanism at the end of the French empire, Jane Hiddleston

Decolonising the intellectual : politics, culture, and humanism at the end of the French empire, Jane Hiddleston

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Decolonising the intellectual : politics, culture, and humanism at the end of the French empire
Title
Decolonising the intellectual
Title remainder
politics, culture, and humanism at the end of the French empire
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Jane Hiddleston
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Language
eng
Summary
Francophone intellectuals writing in the lead-up to decolonisation were faced with an impossible dilemma. How could they redefine their culture, and the 'humanity' they felt had been denied by the colonial project, in terms that did not replicate the French thinking by which they were formed? Figures such as Senghor, Césaire, Fanon, Amrouche, Feraoun and Kateb were all educated, indeed immersed in French culture and language, yet they intervened forcefully in political debates surrounding decolonisation and sought to contribute to the reinvention of local cultures in a gesture of resistance to the ongoing French presence. Despite their pivotal role during this period of upheaval, then, their project was fraught with tensions that form the focus of this study. In particular, these writers reflected on the relation between universality and particularity in intellectual work, and struggled to avoid the traps associated with an over-investment in either domain. They also all learned from metropolitan French humanist thought but strove to continually reinvent that humanism so as to account for colonised experience and culture. Finally, their work addressed the ongoing question of the relation between literature or culture and politics, and it testifies now to a moment of intense dialogue, and potential conflict, between contrasting but complementary spheres of activity. -- Publisher's description
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UKMGB
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Hiddleston, Jane
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Contemporary French and francophone cultures
Series volume
33
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  • Humanism
  • France
  • French-speaking countries
  • Decolonization
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Decolonising the intellectual : politics, culture, and humanism at the end of the French empire, Jane Hiddleston
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [262]-273) and index
Contents
Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- 1. Léopold Sédar Senghor: Politician and poet between hybridity and solitude -- 2. Aimé Césaire: From poetic insurrection to humanist ethics -- 3. Frantz Fanon: Experiments in collective identity -- 4. Jean El-Mouhoub Amrouche: The universal intellectual? -- 5. Mouloud Feraoun: Postcolonial realism, or, the intellectual as witness -- 6. Kateb Yacine: Poetry and revolution -- Conclusion -- Bibliography -- Index
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ocn870426398
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 280 p.
Isbn
9781781380321
Label
Decolonising the intellectual : politics, culture, and humanism at the end of the French empire, Jane Hiddleston
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [262]-273) and index
Contents
Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- 1. Léopold Sédar Senghor: Politician and poet between hybridity and solitude -- 2. Aimé Césaire: From poetic insurrection to humanist ethics -- 3. Frantz Fanon: Experiments in collective identity -- 4. Jean El-Mouhoub Amrouche: The universal intellectual? -- 5. Mouloud Feraoun: Postcolonial realism, or, the intellectual as witness -- 6. Kateb Yacine: Poetry and revolution -- Conclusion -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
ocn870426398
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 280 p.
Isbn
9781781380321

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