Colonial Memory and Postcolonial Europe

Colonial Memory and Postcolonial Europe

Maltese Settlers in Algeria and France

eBook - 2006
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Maltese settlers in colonial Algeria had never lived in France, but, as French citizens, were abruptly "repatriated" there after Algerian independence in 1962. Andrea L. Smith uses history and ethnography to argue that scholars have failed to account for the effect of colonialism on Europe. She explores nostalgia and collective memory; the settlers' limited position in the colony as subalterns and colonists; and selective forgetting, in which Malta replaces Algeria, the "true" homeland, which is now inaccessible, fraught with guilt and contradiction. The study provides insight into race, eth.
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, Ă2006
ISBN: 9781433708466
1433708469
9780253111890
0253111897
9780253218568
025321856X
9780253347626
0253347629
Characteristics: data file,rda
1 online resource (xi, 269 pages) : illustrations, maps

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