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Imperial Nostalgia; Colonial Nostalgia

Differences of Theory, Similarities of Practice?

Patricia M. E. Lorcin

The concept of nostalgia in relation to empire is usually analyzed as a longing for former imperial and colonial glory, thus eliding the full spectrum of hegemonic practices that are associated with empire. Focusing on the postindependence narratives and practices of France and Britain, this article distinguishes between imperial nostalgia and colonial nostalgia, arguing that the former is associated with the loss of empire—that is, the decline of national grandeur and the international power politics connected to economic and political hegemony—and the latter with the loss of sociocultural standing or, more precisely, the colonial lifestyle.

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The Hut-Hospital as Project and as Practice

Mimeses, Alterities, and Colonial Hierarchies

Cristiana Bastos

, and of a certain rural, colonial nostalgia, on the other. Like self-aware simulacra, the models seem to idealize local constructions and reinvent them by adopting original materials and using a regular, geometric layout. A discussion on whether this

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Making Sense of the Remote Areas

Films and Stories from a Tundra Village

Petia Mankova

, the constructed, the stories play with the real and illusory. While the films employ colonial nostalgia and sentimental pessimism, the stories are filled with astonishment and laughter. Mass mediation and storytelling, television programs and the

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Colonial Legacy

French Retirees in Nha Trang, Vietnam Today

Anne Raffin

colonization to a site of escape and pleasure. In France, colonial nostalgia is generally derided as embodying a desire for a return to colonialism itself. 34 Tristan mentions that he rarely, if ever, speaks with other retirees about the two Vietnam wars, and

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The Presence of the Past in the Era of the Nation-State

Nicolas Argenti

Colonial Nostalgia .” Cultural Anthropology 20 ( 2 ): 215 – 248 . 10.1525/can.2005.20.2.215 Blanchot , Maurice . 1995 . The Writing of the Disaster . Trans. Ann Smock . Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press . Bloch , Maurice . 1977 . “ The

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The Rue d'Isly, Algiers, 26 March 1962

The Contested Memorialization of a Massacre

Fiona Barclay

presidential campaign of 2002, in which Jean-Marie Le Pen of the Front National reached the second-round run-off, benefited the AFVA. Although Jacques Chirac eventually won the election comfortably, it led him to counter Le Pen's rhetoric of colonial nostalgia