Phantasmatic Indochina: French Colonial Ideology in Architecture, Film, and Literature

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This reflection on colonial culture argues for an examination of "Indochina" as a fictive and mythic construct, a phantasmatic legacy of French colonialism in Southeast Asia. Panivong Norindr uses postcolonial theory to demonstrate how French imperialism manifests itself not only through physical domination of geographic entities, but also through the colonization of the imaginary. In this careful reading of architecture, film, and literature, Norindr lays bare the processes of fantasy, desire, and nostalgia constituent of French territorial aggression against Indochina.
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Panivong Norindr is Associate Professor of French and Italian studies at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction: Indochina as Fiction 1
1 Representing Indochina: The French Colonial Phantasmatic and the Exposition Coloniale Internationale de Paris 14
2 Unruly Natives: The Indochinese Problem 34
3 The "Surrealist" Counter-Exposition: La Verite sur les Colonies 52
4 Indochina as "Reves-Diurnes" and Male Fantasies: Re-Mapping Andre Malraux's La Voie royale 72
5 Geographic Romance: "Errances" and Memories in Marguerite Duras's Colonial Cities 107
6 Filmic Memorials and Colonial Blues: Indochina in Contemporary French Cinema 131
Conclusion: Retracing the Legacy of "Indochina Adventures" 155
Notes 159
Works Cited 181
Index 199
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