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La situation coloniale, Daniel Speich Chassé, (electronic resource)

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La situation coloniale
Title
La situation coloniale
Statement of responsibility
Daniel Speich Chassé
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This contribution is about the framing of North-South-relations in the 20th century. From colonial times we have inherited a tradition of thinking about the globe in a fundamental dichotomy between the West and the rest of the world. It was instrumental in legitimizing colonial rule and it lingered on in global political imagination way past the decline of the European Empires. But there is also an opposing tradition that does not necessarily prolong such an antagonism. It suggests understanding the dichotomy itself as a crucial tension in recent global history and calls for further studies in this respect. An important source for such reasoning is a paper by the French anthropologist Georges Balandier on “La situation coloniale” that was published in 1951. It stands in the focus here. The argument is, firstly, that assuming a dichotomy between the West and the rest of the world prevents scholars from understanding global historical change, and, secondly, that such a dichotomy is still crucial in critical scholarship and in political imagination. We need to get a better historical understanding of the fact that Western scholars were always part of the picture that they took from other communities. The first sections of the contribution locate Balandier’s argument historically and sketch the role of social scientific expertise in late colonialism. Then the curious afterlife of Balandier’s 1951 text in the intellectual history of the recent past is reviewed. As a matter of fact, “La situation coloniale” has remained a textual source of irritation and inspiration ever since its original publication. This is so because the colonial situation, which Balandier suggested to study, has remained in place despite major changes in world politics. The contribution critically discusses French political thought in view of an American challenge. It asks to what extent scholars of post-colonial studies could profit from Balandier’s text today.--
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Speich Chassé, Daniel
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Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Living books about history
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La situation coloniale, Daniel Speich Chassé, (electronic resource)
Link
https://dx.doi.org/10.13098/infoclio.ch-lb-0005
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online resource
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Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn969402441
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783906817095
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.13098/infoclio.ch-lb-0005
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)969402441
Label
La situation coloniale, Daniel Speich Chassé, (electronic resource)
Link
https://dx.doi.org/10.13098/infoclio.ch-lb-0005
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn969402441
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783906817095
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.13098/infoclio.ch-lb-0005
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)969402441

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