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Title At the limits of memory : legacies of slavery in the Francophone world / edited by Nicola Frith and Kate Hodgson
Published Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, 2015


Description 1 online resource (viii, 259 pages) : illustrations
Series Francophone postcolonial studies. The annual publication of the Society for Francophone Postcolonial Studies ; New Series, Vol. 6
Francophone postcolonial studies ; new ser., v. 6.
Contents Slavery and its legacies : remembering labour exploitation in the Francophone world / Nicola Frith and Kate Hodgson -- The limits of memorialization : commemoration, musealization and patrimony. Representing the slave past : the limits of museographical and patrimonial discourses / Christine Chivallon ; Telling stories of slavery : cultural re-appropriations of slave memory in the French Caribbean today / Catherine Reinhardt ; The art of reconciliation : the memorial to the abolition of slavery in Nantes / Nicola Frith ; Shaping representations of the past in a former slave-trade port : Slavery Remembrance Day (10 May) in Nantes / Renaud Hourcade ; Haiti and the memorial discourses of slavery after 1804 / Kate Hodgson -- Beyond the abolitionist moment : memories and counter-memories of labour exploitation. Cette île n'est pas une île : locating Gorée / Charles Forsdick ; Multiple memories : slavery and indenture in Mauritian literature in French / Srilata Ravi ; Speaking of slavery : representations of domestic slavery in the oral epics of Francophone west Africa / Sotonye Omuku ; From forgetting to remembrance : slavery and forced labour in Tunisia / Inès Mrad Dali ; Imaging the present : an iconography of slavery in contemporary African art / Claire Griffiths ; Cartographies of memory, politics of emancipation / Françoise Vergès
Summary Internationally renowned academics look at memories of slavery in the Francophone world, reflecting upon contemporary commemorative practices that relate to the history of slavery and the slave trade, and questioning how they function in relationship to other, less memorialized histories of exploitation, such as indentured and forced labour
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
Print version record
Subject Slavery -- History
Slavery -- Africa -- History
Slavery -- Caribbean Area -- History
15.59 history of great parts of the world, peoples, civilizations: other.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Cultural Policy.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- Cultural.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Popular Culture.
French colonies
Kollektives Gedächtnis
Colonial policy.
SUBJECT France -- Colonies -- Africa -- History
France -- Caribbean Area -- Colonies -- History
Subject France
Caribbean Area
Französisches Sprachgebiet
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
Author Frith, Nicola, 1974- editor.
Hodgson, Kate, editor.
UPSO eCollections (University Press Scholarship Online). MaRLi UPSO 2016 Partner Press Collection
ISBN 9781781382240