Infinite latinité: French imperial discourse between LAfrique latine and America Latina

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Abstract

This essay examines the way the French discourse of Latinité serves as an organizing narrative of racial hierarchization in the national/imperial constructs of LAfrique Latine and América Latina. By tracing the permutations and evolutions of Latin identity across these two contexts, I argue, we can appreciate Latinité as a field of what Shu-Mei Shih calls "racial triangulation," in which racial stratifications inhere in response to a panoply of markers both within and beyond national contexts. In this sense Latinité productively alters frameworks for the study of race, nation, and imperialism according to national and linguistic divisions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)236-244
Number of pages9
JournalContemporary French and Francophone Studies
Volume17
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2013

Keywords

  • Algeria
  • France
  • Latin America
  • Latinité
  • Race

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