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Tensions of EmpireColonial Cultures in a Bourgeois World$
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Frederick Cooper and Ann Laura Stoler

Print publication date: 1997

Print ISBN-13: 9780520205406

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520205406.001.0001

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Educating Conformity in French Colonial Algeria

Educating Conformity in French Colonial Algeria

(p.346) 10 Educating Conformity in French Colonial Algeria
Tensions of Empire

Fanny Colonna

Barbara Harshav

University of California Press

This chapter presents an excerpt from Fanny Colonna's book Instituteurs Algériens: 1883–1939, focusing on the role of French schools in colonial Algeria, and on the selection and formation of a well-managed indigenous elite. It discusses the cultural and political logics of the moralizing colonial state, and examines the criteria of excellence helped to maintain France as a cultural standard and to sustain the distance between colonizer and colonized.

Keywords:   Instituteurs Algériens, Fanny Colonna, French schools, colonial Algeria, indigenous elite, colonial state, cultural standard

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