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Recycling the 'Colonial Harem'? Women in postcards from French Indochina

Abstract:

While there has been relatively little serious analysis of colonial postcards, Malek Alloula's influential bookLe Harem colonial put forward a reading of such postcards from the early 1900s as perpetuating a harem fantasy through which French male colonists viewed North Africa. This article analyses a selection of postcards of women from France's Indochinese colonies at the same period, and suggests that Alloula's thesis does not fit them in a comparable way. The Indochinese postcard...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1177/0957155804040405

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Institution:
University of Newcastle
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Author
Publisher:
SAGE Publications Publisher's website
Journal:
French Cultural Studies Journal website
Volume:
15
Issue:
1
Pages:
5-19
Publication date:
2004-02-05
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EISSN:
1740-2352
ISSN:
0957-1558
URN:
uuid:8e261339-ae15-4330-9402-2b3658802ea6
Local pid:
ora:4838
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English
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