Hegemony and Hybridity in Assia Djebar’s Femmes d’Alger dans leur appartement, L’Amour, la Fantasia and Oran, langue morte

de Medeiros, Ana (2002) Hegemony and Hybridity in Assia Djebar’s Femmes d’Alger dans leur appartement, L’Amour, la Fantasia and Oran, langue morte. Journal of Romance Studies, 2 (1). pp. 5-21. ISSN 1473-3536. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

This article was a commissioned piece for a special issue of the Journal of Romance Studies. In L’an V de la revolution algérienne (1959) Frantz Fanon offers an alternative to western accounts of the colonial and post-colonial era of Algerian history. One of his most interesting insights concerns the relationship between French hegemony, Algerian traditions, and the role of women within Algerian society. For he argues forcefully that, faced with the problem of how to assimilate a recently-conquered nation, the colonizers, who viewed women as the lynchpin (le pivot) of Algerian society, tried to change the nation by westernizing its women. The article exposes the tension between hegemony and hybridity in Algeria post its independence.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: J Political Science > JV Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration
D History General and Old World > DC France
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages
Depositing User: Diane Peretti
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2007 18:52
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2010 14:02
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/1327 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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