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Imperial Identities: Stereotyping, Prejudice and Race in Colonial Algeria

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Using colonial Algeria as the starting point of her analysis, Patricia Lorcin explores the manner in which ethnic categories and cultural distinctions are developed and used in society. She focuses on the colonial images of "good" Kabyle and "bad" Arab (usually referred to as the Kabyle Myth) and examines the circumstances out of which they arose, as well as the intellectu ...more
Paperback, 323 pages
Published July 16th 1999 by I. B. Tauris (first published May 15th 1995)
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Imperial Identities: Stereotyping and Race in Colonial Algeria by Patricia M. Lorcin, Professor of History at the University of Minnesota, is a detailed description and analysis of the creation and development of the “Kabyle Myth” in French colonial Algeria. While the Kabyle Myth never became policy, its impact on the administration of Algeria is, as Lorcin notes, “undeniable.” Additionally, though the work has a fairly narrow scope, its examination contributes to the larger academic discussion ...more
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Professor of History University of Minnesota-twin cities August 2004 – Present (10 years 5 months)
Specialization: Modern France, Western Imperialism, Colonialism, Post-colonial studies
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