lnu.sePublications
Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
The First World War and its Consequences on the European Colonial Territories of Africa: Between Permanences and Ruptures
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Media and Journalism.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-1243-9590
2018 (English)In: Europe a Century after the End of the First World War (1918-2018) / [ed] Horga Ioan & Stoica Alina, Bucarest: Editura Academiei Române (Romanian Academy Publishing) , 2018, p. 75-87Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The colonial territories of European powers on the African continent were forced to participate in the war effort between 1914 and 1918. A large number of men were thus sent to Europe to fight alongside European soldiers, or then to serve as workers to replace the Frenchmen or the Englishmen sent to fight their common ennemy... The mobilization and participation in the fighting of the non-European populations did not only have the effect of reinforcing the military power of the colonial powers. More insidiously, they were an opportunity for combatants to become aware of their singularity as non-citizens mobilized in defense of a cause that was not theirs. Slowly but surely a feeling of unease has developed because of the existing gap between the war effort demanded of the colonized and the little gratitude expressed in return by the European colonial empires. In the inter-war period, this will, on the first hand, feed the ideas of emancipation and, on the second hand, of independence... To account for this slow but inescapable erosion of European domination in the colonial territories, this article proposes to see to what extent the rise of the written press, in the hands of Africans, can usefully illustrate both the emancipation of the natives and the rise of political demands, that will eventually spell the end of any European claim to continue to rule the world.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Bucarest: Editura Academiei Române (Romanian Academy Publishing) , 2018. p. 75-87
Keywords [en]
Europe, press, wars, colonial territories, empires, representation.
National Category
History
Research subject
Humanities, History
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-79361ISBN: 978-973-27-3010-2 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-79361DiVA, id: diva2:1275359
Note

Ej belagd 190118

Available from: 2019-01-05 Created: 2019-01-05 Last updated: 2019-01-18Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text in DiVA

Authority records BETA

de la Brosse, Renaud

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
de la Brosse, Renaud
By organisation
Department of Media and Journalism
History

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar

isbn
urn-nbn

Altmetric score

isbn
urn-nbn
Total: 129 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf