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- DescriptionWorld War I gave colonial migrants and French women unprecedented access to the workplaces and nightlife of Paris. After the war they were expected to return without protest to their homes-either overseas or metropolitan. Neither group, however, was willing to be discarded. Between the world wars, the mesmerizing capital of France's colonial empire attracted denizens from Africa, the Caribbean, and the United States. Paris became t merely their home but also a site for political engagement. Colonial Metropolis tells the story of the interactions and connections of these black colonial migrants and white feminists in the social, cultural, and political world of interwar Paris. It explores why and how both were denied certain rights, such as the vote, how they suffered from sensationalist depictions in popular culture, and how they pursued parity in ways that were often interpreted as politically subversive.
- Author BiographyJennifer Anne Boittin is an associate professor of French, francophone studies, and history at Pennsylvania State University.
- Author(s)Jennifer Anne Boittin
- PublisherUniversity of Nebraska Press
- Date of Publication01/06/2010
- SubjectGender Studies / Gay & Lesbian Studies
- Series TitleFrance Overseas: Studies in Empire and Decolonization Series
- Place of PublicationLincoln
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity of Nebraska Press
- Content Note6 illustrations, 4 tables
- Weight590 g
- Width3556 mm
- Height5487 mm
- Spine30 mm
- Format DetailsCloth over boards
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