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The Resource Anthropology, colonial policy and the decline of French empire in Africa, Douglas W. Leonard

Anthropology, colonial policy and the decline of French empire in Africa, Douglas W. Leonard

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Anthropology, colonial policy and the decline of French empire in Africa
Title
Anthropology, colonial policy and the decline of French empire in Africa
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Douglas W. Leonard
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Language
eng
Summary
Conceived as both a vehicle to national prestige and as a civilizing mission, the second French colonial empire (1830-1962) challenged soldiers, scholars, and administrators to understand societies radically different from their own. The resultant networks of anthropological inquiry, however, did not have this effect. Rather, they opened pathways to political and intellectual independence framed in the language of social science, and in the process upended the colonial political system and reshaped the nature of human inquiry in France. While still unequal, French colonial rule in Africa revealed the durability and strength of non-European modes of thought. In this influential new study, historian Douglas W. Leonard examines the political and intellectual repercussions of French efforts to understand and to dominate colonial Africa through the use of anthropology. From General Louis Faidherbe in the 1840s to politician Jacques Soustelle and sociologist Pierre Bourdieu in the 1950s, these French thinkers sowed the seeds of colonial destruction. --
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Leonard, Douglas W
Dewey number
  • 944.08
  • 325.344096
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Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • Imperialism
  • Imperialism
  • Nationalism
  • France
  • France
  • Africa
  • Africa
  • France
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Anthropology, colonial policy and the decline of French empire in Africa, Douglas W. Leonard
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1122870159
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 235 pages
Isbn
9781788315203
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1122870159
Label
Anthropology, colonial policy and the decline of French empire in Africa, Douglas W. Leonard
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1122870159
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 235 pages
Isbn
9781788315203
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1122870159

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