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"Et Plus Si Affinités"

Malagasy Marriage, Shifting Post-Colonial Hierarchies, and Policing New Boundaries

Jennifer Cole

In 1999 and 2004, a debate exploded within the Malagasy expatriate community in France after Et Plus Si Affinités, a realist style documentary about arranged marriage between Malagasy women and French men, aired on local television. The series chronicled the adventures of three French bachelors who went to Madagascar to find brides. In this article, I use the reactions to Et Plus Si Affinités as a lens through which to examine changes in Malagasy sexual relations as they are inflected by relations between different ethnic groups in Madagascar, particularly how different groups have historically approached sexual and marital relationships between Malagasy women and French men. Drawing on this case study, I argue that studies of transnational arranged marriage need to attend more closely first to historical representations and the way they figure into transnational marriage, and second to how circulating representations mediate women's agency and their ability to achieve their goals.

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Ruin of Empire

The Uganda Railway and Memory Work in Kenya

Norman Aselmeyer

This article is concerned with the memory of the Uganda Railway in Kenya. Built during the heyday of British imperialism at the end of the nineteenth century, the colonial railway has been a highly contested infrastructure. Drawing on museum exhibitions, public speeches, and publications, the article argues that the main narrative of the railway line as a tool of oppression began to change when the railway infrastructure gradually deteriorated in the mid-twentieth century. I show how three distinct groups (white expatriates, Kenyan-Asians, and Kenya’s political elite) were involved in creating a new public memory that popularized the Uganda Railway as a cornerstone of the postcolonial nation. Their uncoordinated but simultaneous efforts toward a new reading of the past all aimed, albeit for different reasons, at reimagining the nation. The article thus shows mechanisms of coming to terms with the colonial past in a postcolonial nation.

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Sophie Meunier

represents a remarkable increase of 60 percent since 2000 and an average growth rate of 4 percent per year. 11 Estimates now put the number of French expatriates at over 3 million in 2016. According to INSEE, between 2006 and 2013, for the first time the

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Klaus Oschema, Mette Thunø, Evan Kuehn, and Blake Ewing

is now applied to make sense of the economic, social, and political developments in the new millennium. It is demonstrated how representatives of state authority appropriate the word to embrace expatriates and to mobilize new relationships of national

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Félix Germain

in the same year as Maran’s death. The end of the colonial regime encouraged many African intellectuals and African-American expatriates to leave Paris for Africa, where opportunities were thought to be endless. Cook, who had mostly focused on the

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Introduction

Writing History and the Social Sciences with Ivan Jablonka

Nathan Bracher

, expatriation, and legal dilemmas impact the history of the nation. Ultimately, the researcher-narrator’s construction of the narrative is what makes it possible to join all the various strands of individual lives together with continuity, coherence, and

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Wenn eine Band lange Zeit lebt

Puhdys, Politics, and Popularity

John Littlejohn

deprivation of singer-songwriter Wolf Biermann’s citizenship in 1976 far surpassed it in terms of cultural significance. In the aftermath of Biermann’s expatriation, cultural lines were drawn as artists from many fields took a stance for or against the

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Black October

Comics, Memory, and Cultural Representations of 17 October 1961

Claire Gorrara

immediate aftermath, alternative narratives were being produced. Jacques Panjel’s documentary film Octobre à Paris (1962) was released in Paris cinemas but screened for only a few weeks before being seized by the police. In 1963 American expatriate writer

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The Rhizomatic Algerian Revolution in Three Twenty-First- Century Transnational Documentaries

Algérie tours, détours (2006), La Chine est encore loin (2009), Fidaï (2012)

Nicole Beth Wallenbrock

expatriated René Vautier, the original French director at the 1960s Cinépops screenings, is joined by two more French directors (despite one’s Algerian origins) who have designed the screenings to capture the Algerian audience and their reaction. The very

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“Till I Have Done All That I Can”

An Auxiliary Nurse’s Memories of World War I

Michelle Moravec

Organized by sympathetic expatriates, the American Ambulance Hospital grew out of the existing American Hospital in Paris. At the start of the war, the French government turned over a recently completed school, the Lycée Pasteur, to these volunteers, who