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War, Memory, and the Politics of HumorThe Canard Enchaine  and World War I$
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Allen Douglas

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780520228764

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520228764.001.0001

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Anti-Imperialism and Its Stereotypes

Anti-Imperialism and Its Stereotypes

War in the Colonies

(p.168) 10 Anti-Imperialism and Its Stereotypes
War, Memory, and the Politics of Humor

Allen Douglas

University of California Press

This chapter studies how the Canard Enchaîné viewed wars, specifically the French colonial wars during the mid-1920s. This war included conflicts between the Moroccan Rif and the campaigns in Syria against the Druse and other rebel factions. The articles published by the Canard during this time were politically daring, frank, and anti-imperialism, and blended well with its more traditional antimilitarism. These also led to its clear condemnation of the two conflicts. The chapter also reveals that the Canard frequently presented a racist exploitation of popular stereotypes—despite its principled antiracism—such as naked cannibals and harem girls.

Keywords:   colonial wars, Moroccan Rif, Syrian campaigns, antimilitarism, anti-imperialism, racist exploitation, antiracism, popular stereotypes

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