The Resource Britain, France and the decolonization of Africa : future imperfect?, edited by Andrew W.M. Smith and Chris Jeppesen

Britain, France and the decolonization of Africa : future imperfect?, edited by Andrew W.M. Smith and Chris Jeppesen

Label
Britain, France and the decolonization of Africa : future imperfect?
Title
Britain, France and the decolonization of Africa
Title remainder
future imperfect?
Statement of responsibility
edited by Andrew W.M. Smith and Chris Jeppesen
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Looking at decolonization in the conditional tense, this volume teases out the complex and uncertain ends of British and French empire in Africa during the period of 'late colonial shift' after 1945. Rather than view decolonization as an inevitable process, the contributors together explore the crucial historical moments in which change was negotiated, compromises were made, and debates were staged. Three core themes guide the analysis: development, contingency and entanglement. The chapters consider the ways in which decolonization was governed and moderated by concerns about development and profit. A complementary focus on contingency allows deeper consideration of how colonial powers planned for 'colonial futures', and how divergent voices greeted the end of empire. Thinking about entanglements likewise stresses both the connections that existed between the British and French empires in Africa, and those that endured beyond the formal transfer of power
Cataloging source
EBLCP
Dewey number
960.3
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DT31
LC item number
.B75 2017eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Britain, France and the decolonization of Africa : future imperfect?, edited by Andrew W.M. Smith and Chris Jeppesen
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : development, contingency and entanglement : decolonization in the conditional / Andrew W.M. Smith and Chris Jeppesen -- Nation, state and agency : evolving historiographies of African decolonization / Michael Collins -- 'The winds of change are blowing economically' : the Labour Party and British overseas development, 1940s-1960s / Charlotte Lydia Riley -- 'Oil will set us free' : the hydrocarbon industry and the Algerian decolonization process / Marta Musso -- Future imperfect : colonial futures, contingencies and the end of French empire / Andrew W.M. Smith -- The dynamics of anti-apartheid : international solidarity, human rights and decolonization / Robert Skinner -- 'A worthwhile career for a man who is not entirely self-seeking' : service, duty and the Colonial Service during decolonization / Chris Jeppesen -- Protecting empire from without : francophone African migrant workers, British West Africa and French efforts to maintain power in Africa, 1945-1960 / Joanna Warson -- Afterword : Achilles and the tortoise : the tortoise's view of late colonialism and decolonization / Martin Shipway
Control code
ocn973764694
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 242 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781911307761
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1mtxzbt
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b37374382
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)973764694
  • jstoro1911307738

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