Is memory enough? Remembering the racial legacies of slavery in France today

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In this article, Frith and Hodgson explore the fact that France is the only European slave-trading nation to legally recognise slavery and the slave trade as crimes against humanity, while questioning the racial discrimination and colonial exploitation that remain unresolved. They do so within the context of the recent publication of a co-edited collection with Liverpool University Press called At the Limits of Memory: Legacies of Slavery in the Francophone World (2015)

Period24 Jun 2015

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Media contributions

  • TitleIs memory enough? Remembering the racial legacies of slavery in France today
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletOpenDemocracy
    Media typeWeb
    Duration/Length/Size1385
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Date24/06/15
    DescriptionIn this article, Frith and Hodgson explore the fact that France is the only European slave-trading nation to legally recognise slavery and the slave trade as crimes against humanity, while questioning the racial discrimination and colonial exploitation that remain unresolved. They do so within the context of the recent publication of a co-edited collection with Liverpool University Press called At the Limits of Memory: Legacies of Slavery in the Francophone World (2015)
    PersonsNicola Frith, Kate Hodgson

Keywords

  • Slavery
  • Recognition
  • Reparations
  • racial discrimination
  • slave trade