Uncivil War: Intellectuals and Identity Politics during the Decolonization of Algeria, Second Edition / Edition 2

Uncivil War: Intellectuals and Identity Politics during the Decolonization of Algeria, Second Edition / Edition 2

by James D. Le Sueur
     
 

ISBN-10: 0803280289

ISBN-13: 9780803280281

Pub. Date: 01/01/2006

Publisher: University of Nebraska Press


Uncivil War is a provocative study of the intellectuals who confronted the loss of France’s most prized overseas possession: colonial Algeria. Tracing the intellectual history of one of the most violent and pivotal wars of European decolonization, James D. Le Sueur illustrates how key figures such as Albert Camus, Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de

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Uncivil War is a provocative study of the intellectuals who confronted the loss of France’s most prized overseas possession: colonial Algeria. Tracing the intellectual history of one of the most violent and pivotal wars of European decolonization, James D. Le Sueur illustrates how key figures such as Albert Camus, Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, Germaine Tillion, Jacques Soustelle, Raymond Aron, Claude Lévi-Strauss, Albert Memmi, Frantz Fanon, Mouloud Feraoun, Jean Amrouche, and Pierre Bourdieu agonized over the “Algerian question.” As Le Sueur argues, these individuals and others forged new notions of the nation and nationalism, giving rise to a politics of identity that continues to influence debate around the world. This edition features an important new chapter on the intellectual responses to the recent torture debates in France, the civil war in Algeria, and terrorism since September 11.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803280281
Publisher:
University of Nebraska Press
Publication date:
01/01/2006
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
430
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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