Algeria Revisited: History, Culture and Identity by Rabah Aissaoui and Claire Eldridge,Rabah Aissaoui,Claire

By Rabah Aissaoui and Claire Eldridge,Rabah Aissaoui,Claire Eldridge

On five July 1962, Algeria grew to become an self sustaining state, bringing to an finish 132 years of French colonial rule. Algeria Revisited offers a chance to severely reassess the colonial interval, the enduring warfare of decolonisation that introduced it to an finish and the long-lasting legacies of those years.

Given the plain centrality of violence during this background, this quantity asks how we'd re-imagine clash with a view to larger comprehend its kinds and features in either the colonial and postcolonial eras. It considers the regularly transferring stability of strength among various teams in Algeria and the way those were used to re-fashion colonial relationships. Turning to the postcolonial interval, the ebook explores the demanding situations Algerians have confronted as they've got sought to forge an id as an self reliant postcolonial country and the way has this method been represented. the jobs performed via reminiscence and forgetting are highlighted as a part of the continuing efforts through either Algeria and France to grapple with the complicated legacies in their lengthy and tumultuous dating.

This interdisciplinary quantity sheds gentle on those and different concerns, supplying new insights into the background, politics, society and tradition of contemporary Algeria and its old dating with France.

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