The Memory of Colonialism in Britain and France: The Sins of Silence

Lotem, I. 2021. The Memory of Colonialism in Britain and France: The Sins of Silence. London Palgrave Macmillan.

TitleThe Memory of Colonialism in Britain and France: The Sins of Silence
TypeScholarly edition
AuthorsLotem, I.
Abstract

The first comparative studies of the politicisation of the memory of colonialism in Europe's two largest ex-colonial metropoles, the book follows the trajectories of actors who sought to incite public debates about colonial history. It uses textual publications and oral history interviews with activists, journalists, politicians and historians to demonstrate how the mobilisation of colonial history depended on actors' understanding of their present far more than that of the past. In so doing, it offers new contributions about the relations between the politics and memory and understanding of race, but also on the mechanisms of memory and transnational inspirations of memory politics.

KeywordsMemory, Colonial history, Britain, France, Comparative history
Year2021
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Publication dates
Published13 Mar 2021
Place of publicationLondon
SeriesCambridge Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies
ISBN9783030637194
3030637182
Web address (URL)https://www.palgrave.com/gp/book/9783030637187

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