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At the limits of memory : legacies of slavery in the Francophone world

Author: Nicola Frith; Kate Hodgson
Publisher: Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, 2016.
Series: Francophone postcolonial studies. New series, 6.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This edited volume examines 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 memorialised histories of exploitation, such as indentured and forced labour.
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Genre/Form: History
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At the limits of memory.
Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, 2016
(OCoLC)898926500
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nicola Frith; Kate Hodgson
ISBN: 9781781382240 1781382247
OCLC Number: 938433873
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations (black and white)
Contents: 1. Nicola Frith and Kate Hodgson, 'Slavery and its Legacies: Remembering Labour Exploitation in the Francophone World'Part One: The Limits of Memorialization: Commemoration, Musealization and Patrimony2. Christine Chivallon, 'Representing the Slave Past: The Limits of Museographical and Patrimonial Discourses'3. Catherine Reinhardt, 'Telling Stories of Slavery: Cultural Re-appropriations of Slave Memory in the French Caribbean Today'4. Nicola Frith, 'The Art of Reconciliation: The Memorial to the Abolition of Slavery in Nantes'5. Renaud Hourcade, 'Shaping Representations of the Past in a Former Slave-Trade Port: Slavery Remembrance Day (10 May) in Nantes'6. Kate Hodgson, 'Haiti and the Memorial Discourses of Slavery After 1804'Part Two: Beyond the Abolitionist Moment: Memories and Counter-Memories of Labour Exploitation7. Charles Forsdick, 'Cette ile n'est pas une ile: Situating Goree'8. Srilata Ravi, 'Multiple Memories: Slavery and Indenture in Mauritian Literature in French'9. Sotonye Omuku, 'Speaking of Slavery: Representations of Domestic Slavery in the Oral Epics of Francophone West Africa'10. Ines Mrad Dali, 'From Forgetting to Remembrance: Slavery and Forced Labour in Tunisia'11. Claire Griffiths, 'Imaging the Present: An Iconography of Slavery in Contemporary African Art'12. Francoise Verges, Cartographies of Memory, Politics of EmancipationBibliographyIndex
Series Title: Francophone postcolonial studies. New series, 6.
Responsibility: Nicola Frith and Kate Hodgson.

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