This article analyzes how the fundamental challenge of decolonization has resonated in history textbooks published in France since the 1960s. It therefore contextualizes textbook knowledge within different areas of society and focuses on predominant discourses that influenced history textbooks' (post)colonial representations in the period examined. These discourses encompass the crisis of Western civilization, modernization, republican integration, and the postcolonial politics of memory. The author argues that history textbooks have thus become media, as well as objects of an emerging postcolonial politics of memory that involves intense conflicts over immigration and national identity and challenges France's (post)colonial legacy in general.
When Was Brexit? Reading Backward to the Present
, its empire, and its postcolonial condition so that the Brexit histories that always already reside therein are more legible to undiscerning or denying eyes. These “buried, erratic workings of history” constitute what Bill Schwarz calls “the inner forms
Conceptual Translation and the Politics of Historicity
postcolonial condition of a globalized modernity. While both come from a background of Marxist political universalism, Laroui might be said to be putting modernity and colonialism into an even larger historical-political horizon of a negative universal history