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Europe after empire : decolonization, society, and culture

Author: Elizabeth Buettner
Publisher: Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2016.
Series: New approaches to European history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A pioneering comparative history of European decolonization from the formal ending of empires to the postcolonial European present.

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Additional Physical Format: Ebook version :
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth Buettner
ISBN: 9780521113861 0521113865 9780521131889 052113188X
OCLC Number: 933719431
Description: xii, 551 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
PART I. DECOLONIZATION FOR COLONIZERS : EUROPE'S TRANSITION TO THE POSTCOLONIAL ERA. --
Myths of continuity and European exceptionalism : Britain, decolonization, and the Commonwealth family ideal --
Occupation, resistance, and liberation : the road to Dutch decolonization --
Soldiering on in the shadow of war : decolonizing la Plus Grande France --
Long live the king? : Belgium, the monarchy, and the Congo between the Second World War and the decolonization years --
From rose-coloured map to Carnation Revolution : Portugal's overseas amputations --
PART II. MIGRATIONS AND MULTICULTURALISMS IN POSTCOLONIAL EUROPE. --
Ending empires, coming home : the ghost worlds of European colonial repatriates --
Ethnic minority immigration from empires lost --
Reconfiguring nations : identities, belonging, and multiculturalism in the wake of postcolonial migration --
PART III. MEMORIES, LEGACIES, AND FURTHER DIRECTIONS. --
Remembering and forgetting empires --
EPILOGUE : THOUGHTS TOWARD NEW HISTORIES OF COMTEMPORARY EUROPE.
Series Title: New approaches to European history.
Responsibility: Elizabeth Buettner, University of Amsterdam.
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