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The Resource Colonial suspects : suspicion, imperial rule, and colonial society in interwar French West Africa, Kathleen Keller, (electronic resource)

Colonial suspects : suspicion, imperial rule, and colonial society in interwar French West Africa, Kathleen Keller, (electronic resource)

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Colonial suspects : suspicion, imperial rule, and colonial society in interwar French West Africa
Title
Colonial suspects
Title remainder
suspicion, imperial rule, and colonial society in interwar French West Africa
Statement of responsibility
Kathleen Keller
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A Vietnamese cook, a German journalist, and a Senegalese student-what did they have in common? They were all suspicious persons kept under surveillance by French colonial authorities in West Africa in the 1920s and 1930s.Colonial Suspects looks at the web of surveillance set up by the French government during the twentieth century as France's empire slipped into crisis. As French West Africa and the French Empire more generally underwent fundamental transformations during the interwar years, French colonial authorities pivoted from a stated policy of "assimilation" to that of "association." Surveillance of both colonial subjects and visitors traveling through the colonies increased in scope. The effect of this change in policy was profound: a "culture of suspicion" became deeply ingrained in French West African society. Kathleen Keller notes that the surveillance techniques developed over time by the French included "shadowing, postal control, port police, informants, denunciations, home searches, and gossip." This ad hoc approach to colonial surveillance mostly proved ineffectual, however, and French colonies became transitory spaces where a global cast of characters intermixed and French power remained precarious. Increasingly, French officials-in the colonies and at home-reacted in short-sighted ways as both perceived and real backlash occurred with respect to communism, pan-Africanism, anticolonialism, black radicalism, and pan-Islamism. Focusing primarily on the port city of Dakar (Senegal), Keller unravels the threads of intrigue, rumor, and misdirection that informed this chaotic period of French colonial history.--
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Keller, Kathleen A
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
  • JSTOR eBooks
  • France overseas: studies in empire and decolonization
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Anti-imperialist movements
  • Anti-imperialist movements
  • Dissenters
  • Dissenters
  • Intelligence service
  • Intelligence service
  • Police patrol
  • Police patrol
  • Africa, French-speaking West
Label
Colonial suspects : suspicion, imperial rule, and colonial society in interwar French West Africa, Kathleen Keller, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://www.jstor.org/stable/j.ctt20vxpsm
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Publication
Note
Based on the author's thesis (doctoral)--Rutgers University, 2007
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • "A vigilant surveillance" : creating suspicion in interwar French West Africa
  • "Proceed with a discreet surveillance" : the investigation and surveillance of suspects
  • Enemies, charlatans, and propagandists : foreigners under surveillance in AOF
  • "Powerless with regard to our nationals" : policing Frenchness and redefining the civilizing mission in AOF
  • Creating networks : African suspects, radical politics, and colonial repression
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ybp15042051
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781496206206
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1023587688
Label
Colonial suspects : suspicion, imperial rule, and colonial society in interwar French West Africa, Kathleen Keller, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://www.jstor.org/stable/j.ctt20vxpsm
Publication
Note
Based on the author's thesis (doctoral)--Rutgers University, 2007
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • "A vigilant surveillance" : creating suspicion in interwar French West Africa
  • "Proceed with a discreet surveillance" : the investigation and surveillance of suspects
  • Enemies, charlatans, and propagandists : foreigners under surveillance in AOF
  • "Powerless with regard to our nationals" : policing Frenchness and redefining the civilizing mission in AOF
  • Creating networks : African suspects, radical politics, and colonial repression
Control code
ybp15042051
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781496206206
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1023587688

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