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Empire's children : race, filiation, and citizenship in the French colonies /

Emmanuelle Saada ; translated by Arthur Goldhammer.

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Main Author: Saada, Emmanuelle.
Other Names: Goldhammer, Arthur.
Published: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2012.
Topics: Racially mixed people - Colonies - France - History. | Racially mixed people - Legal status, laws, etc. - Colonies - France - History. | Citizenship - Colonies - France - History. | Miscegenation - Colonies - France - History. | SOCIAL SCIENCE - Anthropology - Cultural. | SOCIAL SCIENCE - Discrimination & Race Relations. | SOCIAL SCIENCE - Ethnic Studies - General. | SOCIAL SCIENCE - Minority Studies.
Regions: France - Colonies - Ethnic relations - History. | France.
Genres: Electronic books. | Electronic books. | History.
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Uniform Title: Enfants de la colonie. English
Physical Description: 1 online resource (xv, 339 pages)
Includes: Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN: 9780226733098 (electronic bk.)
0226733092 (electronic bk.)

Summary: Europe's imperial projects were often predicated on a series of legal and scientific distinctions that were frequently challenged by the reality of social and sexual interactions between the colonized and the colonizers. When Emmanuelle Saada discovered a 1928 decree defining the status of persons of mixed parentage born in French Indochina-the métis-she found not only a remarkable artifact of colonial rule, but a legal bombshell that introduced race into French law for the first time. The decree was the culmination of a decades-long effort to resolve the "métis question": the education.
Notes: Originally published in French as Les enfants de la colonie: Les métis de l'Empire français entre sujétion et citoyenneté.
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