November "All the new nations faced severe problems, for political independence did not automatically bring them prosperity and happiness They were still bound to
In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: New directions in the historiography of decolonisation Ismay Milford Europe after Empire: Decolonization, society and culture. Cambridge University Press, Transnational productions and practices, — Edited by Ruth Craggs and Claire Wintle.
Manchester University Press, Britain, France and the decolonization of Africa: Edited by Andrew W. Smith and Chris Jeppesen. Princeton University Press, Historical research on decolonisation has long been plagued by a particular problem of scale. Broad syntheses and overarching conceptual frameworks are desirable, it is generally agreed, as long as they do not obscure local specificities.
The problem is that those historians working on the macro scale are considered to be writing histories of decolonisation and to be well-placed to comment on its historiographywhile those carrying out research on the local specificities are considered to be writing, say, a history of mid-twentieth-century Buganda.
The former can choose to incorporate the latter, but the latter can only choose whether to enter into dialogue with the grander narratives—which may or may not take heed of their potential contributions. Of course, like many of the traits that the history of decolonisation shares with colonial and imperial historiography more broadly, this is not only a methodological question, but a highly political one, laden with echoes of the power structures it seeks to understand.
That is not to say, however, that it cannot have methodological solutions—to some extent at least—a fact to which some excellent publications during the last decade attest. Their implications spill beyond their own specificities to the extent that they cannot be ignored by any historian embarking on a "global" synthesis of decolonisation.
The four books under review can be understood as being part of a valuable flurry of literature produced in the wake of this intervention.
As such, they share a broad interest in questions of scale and analytical lens, an interest that serves to structure the following assessment of these authors' contributions to a rapidly evolving historiographical field.
Of course, each book has its own distinct historiographical agenda and explicitly responds to a range of other concerns, but this overarching interest encompasses several common questions and productive tensions that illuminate the state of the field.
Some of these are now recognisable from an older literature: Others reflect wider disciplinary imperatives: Others still have long scholarly roots but are now assuming renewed impetus: To all of these, we shall return. Of the four books under review, two are edited collections, a format intrinsically suited to the pairing of conceptual threads and specific case studies.
Craggs and Wintle's volume Cultures of Decolonisation came out of a conference of the same name at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, London, in May The volume is explicitly interdisciplinary, including contributions from curators, architects and art historians, and seeks to consider from a transnational perspective "how culture was interwoven with imperial collapse.
If you would like to authenticate using a different subscribed institution that supports Shibboleth authentication or have your own login and password to Project MUSE, click 'Authenticate'.The Cold War and decolonization transformed the twentieth century world.
This volume brings together an international line-up of experts to explore how these transformations took place and expand on some of the latest threads of analysis to help inform our understanding of the links between the two.
Introduction: Algeria was made a French colony from the s and it was a very tough colonization for them. However, after an almost year colonization of violence and oppression from the French, Algerians started to fight for their independence in Causes of Decolonization.
The following are all the main reasons of why decolonization occurred. The Atlantic Charter The Atlantic Charter was a document produced in that entailed the goals of the Allied powers if they should win World War Two.
Dec 09, · The first academic term has drawn to an end. Now is a good time for reflection so I’ve highlight some of the challenges and frustrations I faced particularly regarding writing a very thought-provoking essay on Frantz Fanon and decolonisation.
What were the differences between France and England towards decolonisation? Article shared by British and French India, a difference that strikes one is the long and protracted negotiations for transfer of power in French India in contrast to the way the British quit India.
Israel’s Colonial Predicament - A Novel Framework for Analysing Israeli-Palestinian Relations and Conflict - M.A. Florian Heyden - Master's Thesis - Politics - International Politics - Region: Near East, Near Orient - Publish your bachelor's or master's thesis, dissertation, term paper or essay.