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Interwar anti-imperialism

A study examined the political networks fabricated by Asians, Africans and Latin Americans in Paris between the two World Wars. The work has provided a better understanding of evolving cultural identities and anti-imperial nationalisms among foreigners and of colonial living in Paris.
Interwar anti-imperialism
The EU-funded project AIP1918 (Anti-imperial metropolis: Political networks of Africans, Asians and Latin Americans in interwar Paris) conducted archival research in several countries. In so doing it was able to connect interwar Paris to argue how post-World War II (WWII) decolonisation eventually created a world dominated by nation states on a global scale.

This linked the work to a broader study involving the history of nationalism. The social history of migration and the everyday experiences of migrants ignited a demand for citizenship. This was expressed in independent nation states after WWII.

Building on previous work on the subject, AIP1918 was able to arrive at a clear and broad argument that ultimately resulted in a published book that has received positive reviews. Results were also disseminated via scholarly articles, journalistic pieces, conference talks, blog entries, and video and podcast interviews.

AIP1918 findings will be beneficial to those interested in transnational history and imperial/colonial history.

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Keywords

Anti-imperialism, political networks, Paris, nationalism, AIP1918, decolonisation, nation states
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