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  • Guest Editor's Letter–Janet Roitman


    Imagin(IN)g Racial France: Take 1 — KaKuDji–Dominique Malaquais

    Imagin(IN)g Racial France: Take 2 — Mowoso–Dominique Malaquais  

    Imagin(IN)g Racial France: Take 3 — Hervé Youmbi–Dominique Malaquais

    Imagin(IN)g Racial France: Envoi–Dominique Malaquais


    The Pauper's Gift: Postcolonial Theory and the New Democratic Dispensation–Leela Gandhi

    Excluding Muslim Women: From Hijab to Niqab, from School to Public Space–Sylvie Tissot


    Postcolonial Studies: A Political Invention of Tradition?–Jean-François Bayart

    Provincializing France?–Achille Mbembe

    Colonial Aphasia: Race and Disabled Histories in France–Ann Laura Stoler


    Bayart's Broken Kettle–Robert J. C. Young

    Mirror, Mirror, Tell Me Who I Am: Colonial Empire and French Identity–Marnia Lazreg

    Racial France, or the Melancholic Alterity of Postcolonial Studies–Ranjana Khanna

    The Return of the Native: Postcolonial Smoke Screen and the French Postcolonial Politics of Identity–Sandrine Bertaux

    Postcolonizing France–Emilienne Baneth-Nouailhetas

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    Public Culture presents “Racial France,” a special issue devoted to the place of “postcolonial studies” in the French archive and in current scholarship, shedding new light on the status of race and immigration in France—if not Europe—today. The issue features major texts from Jean-François Bayart, Ann Laura Stoler, and Achille Mbembe, followed by commentaries from a wide range of international scholars, as well as a stunning full-color dossier on contemporary Central African artists examining the legacy of France’s colonial past in the metropole.

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