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French Colonial Documentary - Mythologies of Humanitarianism (Paperback): Peter J. Bloom French Colonial Documentary - Mythologies of Humanitarianism (Paperback)
Peter J. Bloom
R589 R533 Discovery Miles 5 330 Save R56 (10%) Ships in 12 - 17 work days

Despite altruistic goals, humanitarianism often propagates foreign, and sometimes unjust, power structures where it is employed. Tracing the visual rhetoric of French colonial humanitarianism, Peter J. Bloom's unexpected analysis reveals how the project of remaking the colonies in the image of France was integral to its national identity.
French Colonial Documentary investigates how the promise of universal citizenship rights in France was projected onto the colonies as a form of evolutionary interventionism. Bloom focuses on the promotion of French education efforts, hygienic reform, and new agricultural techniques in the colonies as a means of renegotiating the social contract between citizens and the state on an international scale. Bloom's insightful readings disclose the pervasiveness of colonial iconography, including the relationship between "natural man" and colonial subjectivity; representations of the Senegalese Sharpshooters as obedient, brave, and sexualized colonial subjects; and the appeal of exotic adventure narratives in the trans-Saharan film genre.
Examining the interconnection between French documentary realism and the colonial enterprise, Bloom demonstrates how the colonial archive is crucial to contemporary debates about multiculturalism in France.
Peter J. Bloom is associate professor of film and media studies at the University of California-Santa Barbara.y debates about multiculturalism in France.

Modernization as Spectacle in Africa (Paperback): Peter J. Bloom, Stephan F. Miescher, Takyiwaa Manuh Modernization as Spectacle in Africa (Paperback)
Peter J. Bloom, Stephan F. Miescher, Takyiwaa Manuh; Contributions by Percy Hintzen, Andrew Apter, …
R768 R665 Discovery Miles 6 650 Save R103 (13%) Ships in 12 - 17 work days

For postcolonial Africa, modernization was seen as a necessary outcome of the struggle for independence and as crucial to the success of its newly established states. Since then, the rhetoric of modernization has pervaded policy, culture, and development, lending a kind of political theatricality to nationalist framings of modernization and Africans perceptions of their place in the global economy. These 15 essays address governance, production, and social life; the role of media; and the discourse surrounding large-scale development projects, revealing modernization's deep effects on the expressive culture of Africa."

Modernization as Spectacle in Africa (Hardcover): Peter J. Bloom, Stephan F. Miescher, Takyiwaa Manuh Modernization as Spectacle in Africa (Hardcover)
Peter J. Bloom, Stephan F. Miescher, Takyiwaa Manuh; Contributions by Percy Hintzen, Andrew Apter, …
R1,855 R1,530 Discovery Miles 15 300 Save R325 (18%) Ships in 12 - 17 work days

For postcolonial Africa, modernization was seen as a necessary outcome of the struggle for independence and as crucial to the success of its newly established states. Since then, the rhetoric of modernization has pervaded policy, culture, and development, lending a kind of political theatricality to nationalist framings of modernization and Africans perceptions of their place in the global economy. These 15 essays address governance, production, and social life; the role of media; and the discourse surrounding large-scale development projects, revealing modernization's deep effects on the expressive culture of Africa."

Frenchness and the African Diaspora - Identity and Uprising in Contemporary France (Paperback): Charles Tshimanga, Ch. Didier... Frenchness and the African Diaspora - Identity and Uprising in Contemporary France (Paperback)
Charles Tshimanga, Ch. Didier Gondola, Peter J. Bloom
R687 R616 Discovery Miles 6 160 Save R71 (10%) Ships in 12 - 17 work days

In 2005, following the death of two youths of African origin, France erupted in a wave of violent protest. More than 10,000 automobiles were burned or stoned, hundreds of public buildings were vandalized or burned to the ground, and hundreds of people were injured. Charles Tshimanga, Didier Gondola, Peter J. Bloom, and a group of international scholars seek to understand the causes and consequences of these momentous events, while examining how the concept of Frenchness has been reshaped by the African diaspora in France and the colonial legacy.

French Colonial Documentary - Mythologies of Humanitarianism (Hardcover): Peter J. Bloom French Colonial Documentary - Mythologies of Humanitarianism (Hardcover)
Peter J. Bloom
R1,577 Discovery Miles 15 770 Special order

Despite altruistic goals, humanitarianism often propagates foreign, and sometimes unjust, power structures where it is employed. Tracing the visual rhetoric of French colonial humanitarianism, Peter J. Bloom's unexpected analysis reveals how the project of remaking the colonies in the image of France was integral to its national identity. French Colonial Documentary investigates how the promise of universal citizenship rights in France was projected onto the colonies as a form of evolutionary interventionism. Bloom focuses on the promotion of French education efforts, hygienic reform, and new agricultural techniques in the colonies as a means of renegotiating the social contract between citizens and the state on an international scale. Bloom's insightful readings disclose the pervasiveness of colonial iconography, including the relationship between "natural man" and colonial subjectivity; representations of the Senegalese Sharpshooters as obedient, brave, and sexualized colonial subjects; and the appeal of exotic adventure narratives in the trans-Saharan film genre. Examining the interconnection between French documentary realism and the colonial enterprise, Bloom demonstrates how the colonial archive is crucial to contemporary debates about multiculturalism in France. Peter J. Bloom is associate professor of film and media studies at the University of California-Santa Barbara.y debates about multiculturalism in France.

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