Races on Display: French Representations of Colonized Peoples, 1886-1940

Races on Display: French Representations of Colonized Peoples, 1886-1940

Dana S. Hale

Language: English

Pages: 232

ISBN: 0253218993

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


While European commerce in race was substantial, the colonial trade in ideas of race was highly profitable as well. Looking at official propaganda and commercial representations in France during the Third Republic, this book explores the way the French increased the value of their racial identity at home at the expense of their colonized brothers and sisters. The French did not create the identity-effacing stereotypes of Africans, Arabs, and Indochinese. Instead they refined or remolded these images, and as they did so they redefined and remolded their images of themselves. Focusing on world’s fairs, colonial expositions, and mundane manufacturers’ trademarks, Races on Display shows not only the prevalence of racial stereotypes, but also how complex these representations prove to be.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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