The Resource Assimilation and empire : uniformity in French and British colonies, 1541-1954, Saliha Belmessous

Assimilation and empire : uniformity in French and British colonies, 1541-1954, Saliha Belmessous

Label
Assimilation and empire : uniformity in French and British colonies, 1541-1954
Title
Assimilation and empire
Title remainder
uniformity in French and British colonies, 1541-1954
Statement of responsibility
Saliha Belmessous
Title variation
Assimilation & empire
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Assimilation was an ideology central to European expansion and colonisation, an ideology which legitimised colonisation for centuries. Assimilation and Empire shows that the aspiration for assimilation was not only driven by materialistic reasons, but was also motivated by ideas. The engine of assimilation was found in the combination of two powerful ideas: the European philosophical conception of human perfectibility and the idea of the modern state. Europeans wanted to create, in their empires, political and cultural forms they valued and wanted to realise in their own societies, but which did not yet exist. Saliha Belmessous examines three imperial experiments - seventeenth- and eighteenth-century New France, nineteenth-century British Australia, and nineteenth and twentieth-century French Algeria - and reveals the complex inter-relationship between policies of assimilation, which were driven by a desire for perfection and universality, and the greatest challenge to those policies, discourses of race, which were based upon perceptions of difference. Neither colonised nor European peoples themselves were able to conform to the ideals given as the object of assimilation. Yet, the deep links between assimilation and empire remained because at no point since the sixteenth century has the utopian project of perfection - articulated through the progressive theory of history - been placed seriously in question. The failure of assimilation pursued through empire, for both colonised and coloniser, reveals the futility of the historical pursuit of perfection."--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
UKMGB
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Belmessous, Saliha
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HM843
LC item number
.B45 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Assimilation (Sociology)
  • Assimilation (Sociology)
  • Assimilation (Sociology)
  • Assimilation (Sociology)
  • Assimilation (Sociology)
  • Assimilation (Sociology)
  • Assimilation (Sociology)
  • Assimilation
  • Kolonie
  • Frankreich
  • Großbritannien
Label
Assimilation and empire : uniformity in French and British colonies, 1541-1954, Saliha Belmessous
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [212]-223) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Assimilation in early modern French America : from francisation to racialism -- Assimilation in the nineteenth-century British Empire : the rule of law as an engine of civilization -- Assimilation against colonialism : the struggle of the Muslim natives in French Algeria
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
viii, 231 pages
Isbn
9780199579167
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2012277338
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)819519245
  • (OCoLC)ocn819519245
Label
Assimilation and empire : uniformity in French and British colonies, 1541-1954, Saliha Belmessous
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [212]-223) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Assimilation in early modern French America : from francisation to racialism -- Assimilation in the nineteenth-century British Empire : the rule of law as an engine of civilization -- Assimilation against colonialism : the struggle of the Muslim natives in French Algeria
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
viii, 231 pages
Isbn
9780199579167
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2012277338
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)819519245
  • (OCoLC)ocn819519245

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