Hierarchies of race and gender in the French colonial empire, 1914-1946

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Hierarchies of race and gender in the French colonial empire, 1914-1946

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Title: Hierarchies of race and gender in the French colonial empire, 1914-1946
Author: Boittin, J. A.; Firpo, C.; Church, Emily Musil
Abstract: This article looks at French Indochina, metropolitan France, and French West Africa from 1914 through 1946 to illustrate specific ways in which French colonial authority operated across the French empire. We look at how colonized people challenged the complex formal and informal hierarchies of race, class, and gender that French administrators and colonizers sought to impose upon them. We argue that both the French imperial prerogatives and colonized peoples' responses to them are revealed through directly comparing and contrasting various locales across the empire. Our case studies explore interracial families and single white women seeking compensation from the French in Indochina, black men defining their masculinity, and Africans debating women's suffrage rights.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10385/1283
Date: 2011

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