Postcolonial counterpoint: orientalism, France, and the Maghreb

"Postcolonial Counterpoint is a critical study of Orientalism and the state of Francophone and postcolonial studies, examined through the lens of the historical and cross-cultural relations between France and North Africa. Thoroughly questioning the inability of Western academia to shake free o...

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Main Author: Laroussi, Farid (Author)
Format: Electronic Book
Language:English
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Published: Toronto University of Toronto Press 2016
Series/Journal:University of Toronto romance series
Further subjects:B Orientalism in literature
B Postcolonialism in literature
B French Literature North African authors History and criticism
B Africa, North Relations France
B Gide, André 1869-1951
B France Relations Africa, North
B Africa, North Relations France Africa, North France
B Islam France
B Electronic books Criticism, interpretation, etc
B French Literature History and criticism 20th century
B French Literature 20th century History and criticism
B Muslims France
B Orientalism France
B Gide, André 1869-1951 Gide, André 1869-1951 1900-1999
Online Access: Volltext (Verlag)
Parallel Edition:Print version: Laroussi, Farid: Postcolonial counterpoint. - Toronto ; Buffalo ; London : University of Toronto Press, 2016
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Summary:"Postcolonial Counterpoint is a critical study of Orientalism and the state of Francophone and postcolonial studies, examined through the lens of the historical and cross-cultural relations between France and North Africa. Thoroughly questioning the inability of Western academia to shake free of universalism and essentialism and come to grips with the Orientalism within postcolonial discourse, Farid Laroussi offers a cultural tour d'horizon which considers André Gide's writing on Algeria, literature by French authors of Maghrebi descent, and the conversation surrounding secularism and the headscarf in France. A provocative investigation of the place of Muslims and Islam in Francophone culture, Postcolonial Counterpoint asks how we must proceed if postcolonial studies is to make a difference in reconciling history, identity, citizenship, and Islam in the West."--
Cover -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- 1 States of Postcolonial Reading -- 2 The Orient in Question -- 3 Orientalism and Postcolonial Studies -- 4 Unfinished (Literary) Business: Orientalism and the Maghreb -- 5 André Gide and Imperial Dystopia -- 6 Fables of Maghreb Nationhood -- 7 A View from Diversité: Writing and Nation -- 8 The Challenge of Identities and the French Republic -- Epilogue: Elusive Convergence? -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Item Description:Includes bibliographical references and index. - Print version record
ISBN:1442619015