ARTS & SOCIETIES
 

LETTER OF SEMINAR 51

Centre d’Histoire de Sciences Po

 
 
 

AVOIDING RACISM
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Todd Shepard.

Todd Shepard

Comment et pourquoi éviter le racisme: causes, effets, culture, seuils de tolérance ou résistances? Le débat français entre 1954 et 1976.



Editorial Director: Laurence Bertrand Dorléac
Editorial Staff: Carole Gautier and Cécile Pichon-Bonin
Translator: David Ames Curtis

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           Todd Shepard, who teaches at Johns Hopkins University, devotes his research work to France and its colonial empire in the twentieth century.  His first book, The Invention of Decolonization: The Algerian War and the Remaking of France (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2006), was translated into French as 1962. Comment l’indépendance algérienne a transformé la France (Paris: Payot, 2008). While preparing two new works— La France, le sexe et les Arabes, 1945 à 1979 and Affirmative Action and Empire: “Intégration” in France   (1956-1962) and the Race Question in the Cold War World, he reexamines for us the supposed differences between the “French-style” republican view and the “American-style” communitarian view, thereby revealing a greater degree of complexity than might appear at first sight.


Laurence Bertrand Dorléac


       

Letter published with the support of the Foundation of France
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