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Anti-imperial metropolis: political networks of Africans, Asians and Latin Americans in interwar Paris
|Organization name:FREIE UNIVERSITAET BERLIN|
Objective: This project proposes an examination of the political networks forged by Asians, Africans and Latin Americans in Paris between the two World Wars. Its principal goal is to arrive at a better understanding of how these networks contributed to the discursive construction of evolving cultural identities and anti-imperial nationalisms among the foreigners and colonial subjects residing in Paris. By analysing various groups of people, with a particular focus on anti-imperialist intellectuals, the project is situated at the intersection of migration history, colonial history and intellectual history, seeking to bring together strands of scholarship that so far have too often been compartmentalized into subfields. In doing so, this research builds on a valuable body of historical scholarship about the imperial/colonial nature of the France of the Third Republic.
However, by looking specifically at the interactions between groups that so far have usually been treated in isolation from one another, the projects seeks to go significantly beyond the existing historiography. It thereby aims at further complicating straightforward dichotomies between metropolitan and imperial/colonial history, as has been demanded by postcolonial scholars over the last decades.
Project cost:100000 EURO
Project Funding:100000 EURO
Programme Acronym: FP7-PEOPLE
Programme type:Seventh Framework Programme
Subprogramme Area:Marie-Curie Action: "Career Integration Grants"
Contract type:European Re-integration Grants (ERG)
Subject index:Scientific Research
Record control number:99755