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Monsters and revolutionaries : colonial family romance and métissage

Author: Françoise Vergès
Publisher: Durham [N.C.] : Duke University Press, 1999.
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Analyses the complex relationship between the coloniser and colonised on the Indian Ocean island of Reunion. Through novels, iconography, and texts from various disciplines including law, medicine,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Vergès, Françoise, 1952-
Monsters and revolutionaries.
Durham, [N.C.] : Duke University Press, 1999
(OCoLC)607300832
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Françoise Vergès
ISBN: 0822322625 9780822322627 0822322943 9780822322948
OCLC Number: 39860031
Description: xx, 394 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Preface: Bitter Sugar's Island --
1. The Family Romance of French Colonialism and Metissage --
2. Contested Family Romances: Slaves, Workers, Children --
3. Blood Politics and Political Assimilation --
4. "Ote Debre, rouver la port lenfer, Diab kominis i sa rentre": Cold War Demonology in the Postcolony --
5. Single Mothers, Missing Fathers, and French Psychiatrists --
Epilogue: A Small Island.
Responsibility: Françoise Vergès.

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