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The Resource Citizenship between empire and nation : remaking France and French Africa, 1945-1960, Frederick Cooper

Citizenship between empire and nation : remaking France and French Africa, 1945-1960, Frederick Cooper

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Citizenship between empire and nation : remaking France and French Africa, 1945-1960
Title
Citizenship between empire and nation
Title remainder
remaking France and French Africa, 1945-1960
Statement of responsibility
Frederick Cooper
Title variation
Remaking France and French Africa, 1945-1960
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
As the French public debates its present diversity and its colonial past, few remember that between 1946 and 1960 the inhabitants of French colonies possessed the rights of French citizens. Moreover, they did not have to conform to the French civil code that regulated marriage and inheritance. One could, in principle, be a citizen and different too. Citizenship between Empire and Nation examines momentous changes in notions of citizenship, sovereignty, nation, state, and empire in a time of acute uncertainty about the future of a world that had earlier been divided into colonial empires. Frederick Cooper explains how African political leaders at the end of World War II strove to abolish the entrenched distinction between colonial "subject" and "citizen." They then used their new status to claim social, economic, and political equality with other French citizens, in the face of resistance from defenders of a colonial order. Africans balanced their quest for equality with a desire to express an African political personality. They hoped to combine a degree of autonomy with participation in a larger, Franco-African ensemble. French leaders, trying to hold on to a large French polity, debated how much autonomy and how much equality they could concede. Both sides looked to versions of federalism as alternatives to empire and the nation-state. The French government had to confront the high costs of an empire of citizens, while Africans could not agree with French leaders or among themselves on how to balance their contradictory imperatives. Cooper shows how both France and its former colonies backed into more "national" conceptions of the state than either had sought
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YDXCP
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1947-
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Cooper, Frederick
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DT33.7
LC item number
.C66 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Decolonization
  • France
  • Africa
  • France
  • Africa
  • Bürgerrecht
  • Nationalität
  • Frankreich
  • Französisch-Westafrika
  • Décolonisation
  • France
  • Afrique
  • France
  • Afrique
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Citizenship between empire and nation : remaking France and French Africa, 1945-1960, Frederick Cooper
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 449-465) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
From French empire to French union -- A constitution for an empire of citizens -- Defining citizenship, 1946-1956 -- Claiming citizenship : French West Africa, 1946-1956 -- Reframing France : the Loi-Cadre and African federalism, 1956-1957 -- From overseas territory to member state : constitution and conflict, 1958 -- Unity and division in Africa and France, 1958-1959 -- Becoming national
Control code
861542608
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 493 pages
Isbn
9780691161310
Lccn
2014935568
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)861542608
Label
Citizenship between empire and nation : remaking France and French Africa, 1945-1960, Frederick Cooper
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 449-465) 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
Contents
From French empire to French union -- A constitution for an empire of citizens -- Defining citizenship, 1946-1956 -- Claiming citizenship : French West Africa, 1946-1956 -- Reframing France : the Loi-Cadre and African federalism, 1956-1957 -- From overseas territory to member state : constitution and conflict, 1958 -- Unity and division in Africa and France, 1958-1959 -- Becoming national
Control code
861542608
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 493 pages
Isbn
9780691161310
Lccn
2014935568
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)861542608

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