Colonialism and Neocolonialism Essay

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Colonialism and Neocolonialism First published in French in 1964, Colonialism and Neocolonialism is a classic critique of French policies in Algeria in the 1950s and 1960s and inspired much subsequent writing on colonialism, post-colonialism, politics and literature. It had an important impact on the conduct of the Algerian war itself, and the break-up of the French colonial empire cannot be understood without reference to this key text. Sartre highlights key issues in the political debate at a time when colonial empires were crumbling. He analyses the discourses of colonialism and argues for the necessity of decolonization. Colonialism and Neocolonialism is also famous for its controversial call for the use of violence in achieving political ends. It includes Sartre’s celebrated preface to Fanon’s classic The Wretched of the Earth. Colonialism and Neocolonialism has had a profound impact on French intellectual life, inspiring many other infuential French thinkers and critics of colonialism, such as Albert Memmi, François Lyotard and Frantz Fanon. Colonialism and Neocolonialism Jean-Paul Sartre Translated by Azzedine Haddour, Steve Brewer and Terry McWilliams London and New York First published 1964 in French, as Situations V by Editions Gallimard, 5 rue Sébastien Bottin, 75007 Paris, France English translation first published by Routledge 2001 11 New Fetter Lane, London EC4P 4EE Simultaneously published in the USA and Canada by Routledge 29 West 35th Street, New York, NY 10001 Routledge is an imprint of the Taylor & Francis Group This edition published in the Taylor & Francis e-Library, 2005. To purchase your own copy of this or any of Taylor & Francis or Routledge’s collection of thousands of eBooks please go to www.eBookstore.tandf.co.uk. © Editions GALLIMARD, Paris 1964 translation © Routledge 2001 introduction © Azzedine Haddour 2001 All

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