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The Resource France in Indochina : colonial encounters, Nicola Cooper

France in Indochina : colonial encounters, Nicola Cooper

Label
France in Indochina : colonial encounters
Title
France in Indochina
Title remainder
colonial encounters
Statement of responsibility
Nicola Cooper
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Valorized as 'la perle de l'Extrême Orient', Indochina was France's rival to Britain's 'jewel in the crown'. Advanced, worthy, and accorded special status, it was a showcase of success, but also a site of disaster. Given the current scholarly interest in reassessing colonial attitudes and in francophone culture, this book fills an important gap by focusing upon the neglected French colonial discourses at the height of the French imperial encounter with Indochina. The period of French colonial rule in Indochina spanned some ninety years and not only did it witness France's Fourth Republic's first experience (and loss) of colonial war, it also exemplified the often contradictory representations and perceptions of imperial identity, colonialism and the legacy of the 1789 Revolution. Framed by political, ideological and historical developments and debates, each chapter develops an intriguing socio-cultural account of France's own understanding of its role in Indochina and its relationship with the colony. The author brings together striking images from colonial expositions, metropolitan fiction, travel journalism, world exhibitions, popular song, gendered and familial representations as well as film to reveal the confusion over imperial identity that prevailed in France until the eve of the Second World War. This authoritative work provides an important re-evaluation of French Indochina and its legacy. Its interdisciplinary approach will be of interest to a broad readership: students of French history, colonial and postcolonial studies, cultural studies, literature, sociology and race.--
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Provided by Publisher
Cataloging source
UKM
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Cooper, Nicola
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
DS541
LC item number
.C66 2001
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Indochina
  • France
Label
France in Indochina : colonial encounters, Nicola Cooper
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 221-236) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • List of Illustrations
  • Introduction.
  • p. 1
  • Pt. I.
  • Constructing Indochina
  • 1.
  • Protection, Conquest or Pacification? Creating Histories of French Intervention in Indochina.
  • p. 11
  • 2.
  • Mise en Valeur: Building Indochina.
  • p. 29
  • 3.
  • Making Indochina French.
  • p. 43
  • 4.
  • Exhibiting Indochina.
  • p. 65
  • 5.
  • Rebellion and Uprising in Indochina: Responses from France.
  • p. 91
  • Pt. II.
  • Disturbing the Colonial Order
  • 6.
  • Utopia or Dystopia? Colonial Disillusionment.
  • p. 117
  • 7.
  • Gender Anxieties: Feminisation and the Erosion of Male Control.
  • p. 133
  • 8.
  • Boundary Anxieties.
  • p. 145
  • Pt. III.
  • End of Empire?
  • 9.
  • Dien Bien Phu.
  • p. 181
  • 10.
  • From indigene to immigre: The Indochinese Migrant Experience in France.
  • p. 193
  • 11.
  • Revisiting Indochina: Colonial Nostalgia in Contemporary France.
  • p. 203
  • Bibliography.
  • p. 221
  • Index.
  • p. 237
Control code
o20000837023
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 240 p
Isbn
9781859734810
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill., map
Label
France in Indochina : colonial encounters, Nicola Cooper
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 221-236) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • List of Illustrations
  • Introduction.
  • p. 1
  • Pt. I.
  • Constructing Indochina
  • 1.
  • Protection, Conquest or Pacification? Creating Histories of French Intervention in Indochina.
  • p. 11
  • 2.
  • Mise en Valeur: Building Indochina.
  • p. 29
  • 3.
  • Making Indochina French.
  • p. 43
  • 4.
  • Exhibiting Indochina.
  • p. 65
  • 5.
  • Rebellion and Uprising in Indochina: Responses from France.
  • p. 91
  • Pt. II.
  • Disturbing the Colonial Order
  • 6.
  • Utopia or Dystopia? Colonial Disillusionment.
  • p. 117
  • 7.
  • Gender Anxieties: Feminisation and the Erosion of Male Control.
  • p. 133
  • 8.
  • Boundary Anxieties.
  • p. 145
  • Pt. III.
  • End of Empire?
  • 9.
  • Dien Bien Phu.
  • p. 181
  • 10.
  • From indigene to immigre: The Indochinese Migrant Experience in France.
  • p. 193
  • 11.
  • Revisiting Indochina: Colonial Nostalgia in Contemporary France.
  • p. 203
  • Bibliography.
  • p. 221
  • Index.
  • p. 237
Control code
o20000837023
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 240 p
Isbn
9781859734810
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill., map

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