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One story of academia : race lines and the rhetoric of distinction through the Académie française

Author: Moussa Traoré
Publisher: New York : Peter Lang, ©2010.
Series: Currents in comparative Romance languages and literatures, v. 176.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explores how word race was historically linked to kings and feudal lords as a sign of elite social distinction, and how Academie francaise has embodied that type of distinction in France since its  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 2010002565
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Moussa Traoré
ISBN: 9781453900758 1453900756 1299436161 9781299436169
OCLC Number: 774287252
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 283 pages).
Contents: Acknowlegments ix; Introduction 1; Chapter 1-The Académie française: Theory of Uniqueness, Mystique of Attraction and Tests of Worth 13; History of the Académie française and its Influence outside of France 20; The Power of the Academic Myth and the Reality of its Pursuit 23; Chapter 2-The Académie française and Indirect Exclusions 29; Class matters 29; Gender matters 30; Ethnicity and Religion matter 38; Nationality matters 46; Ideology and Politics matter 47; Chapter 3-Literal Exclusions: From Academically Exclusive to Social Disgrace 63. Chapter 4-The Dictionnaire de l'Académie and its Meaning 69Chapter 5-The Académie and Frenchness before the 18th-Century 73; Chapter 6- Heritage of the Academic Accomplishments: The 17th-Century in the Rhetoric of French Uniqueness and Purity in the 20th 97; Chapter 7-The Académie, Europe and the Colonial Rhetoric on Race Separation 119; Chapter 8-The 18th-Century: Philosophers and Church Men in the Académie 133; Key Agents of the Enlightenment in the 18th-Century Académie: Saint-Pierre, Montesquieu, Voltaire 136. Consequences of the 18th-Century "Europe française": Influence of the Académie française and outside Reactions to it 141Economy of the Struggles in the Académie before the Revolution and Developments Thereafter 148; Defending the Anciens beyond the Revolution into the Empire: the Case of abbé (later Cardinal) Maury 156; Chapter 9-The 19th-Century: Modern Imperialism and Academic Discourse 161; Hugo on Napoleon 163; Alfred de Vigny: Challenger of the Académie 166; Alfred de Musset 184; Emile Littré 186; Alexandre Dumas fils 188; Renan and the Ending 19th-Century 190. The Bridge of the Centuries: Technology, Nationality and Race 191Chapter 10-The 20th-Century: Colonialism and Internationalism 197; Nationalism, Race, and Issues of Creativity and Influence 197; About Leading Europe and Directing Western Civilization 204; Theorizing Race and Ethnicity as the Defining Elements of Imagined Communities 217; Civilization and its Others: Rhetoric on the Role of Race in 'Distinguished' Accomplishments 224; Conclusion 259; Bibliography 271; Index 275.
Series Title: Currents in comparative Romance languages and literatures, v. 176.
Responsibility: Moussa Traoré.
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