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Global France

An interview with Laurent Dubois


In his previous research, Laurent Dubois showed how the Caribbean revolutions implemented the ideals of 1789. He now calls for rethinking the history of France thanks to the incorporation of its extra-territorial dimensions : slavery, the Caribbean, the Altantic, the colonial empire and immigration.

- Why did you call your seminar « Global France »?

- Is it possible to distinguish between the history of the French Republic and that of slavery ?

- What kind of modernity did the Caribbean revolutions invent ?

- What is the “French Atlantic” ?

- Does your book Soccer Empire focus on France’s social and ethnic boundaries ?

- Why do the notion of integration and discriminations get along so well ?


Why did you call your seminar « Global France »?

Why did you call your seminar « Global France »?
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Is it possible to distinguish between the history of the French Republic and that of slavery ?

Is it possible to distinguish between the history of the French Republic and that of slavery ?
If you don’t manage to watch this video here, tou can try to watch it on the video host site Dailymotion.


What kind of modernity did the Caribbean revolutions invent ?

What kind of modernity did the Caribbean revolutions invent ?
If you don’t manage to watch this video here, tou can try to watch it on the video host site Dailymotion.


What is the “French Atlantic” ?

What is the “French Atlantic” ?
If you don’t manage to watch this video here, tou can try to watch it on the video host site Dailymotion.


Does your book Soccer Empire focus on France’s social and ethnic boundaries ?

Does your book Soccer Empire focus on France’s social and ethnic boundaries?
If you don’t manage to watch this video here, tou can try to watch it on the video host site Dailymotion.


Why do the notion of integration and discriminations get along so well ?

Why do the notion of integration and discriminations get along so well ?
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Further reading

Bibliography

  • A Colony of Citizens: Revolution and Slave Emancipation in the French Caribbean, 1787-1804, Chapel Hill (N.C.), University of North Carolina Press, 2004.
  • Avengers of the New World: The Story of the Haitian Revolution, Cambridge (Mass.), Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2004.
  • Soccer Empire. The World Cup and the Future of France, Berkeley, University of California Press, 2010.

Liens

To quote this article :

Ivan Jablonka & Silyane Larcher, « Global France. An interview with Laurent Dubois », Books and Ideas , 8 October 2010. ISSN : 2105-3030. URL : http://www.booksandideas.net/Global-France.html

Nota Bene:

If you want to discuss this essay further, you can send a proposal to the editorial team. We will get back to you as soon as possible.

by Ivan Jablonka & Silyane Larcher , 8 October 2010

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