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Cultures et empire, une société théâtrale en situation coloniale ? : Algérie 1946-1962

Abstract : This Ph.D dissertation about the theatrical life in Algeria between 1946 and 1962 aims at answering the following questions: what sort of theatrical community managed to develop in Algeria in the context of the gradual disintegration of France’s colonial power? To what extent was it shaped by the political issues and national identity stakes which characterised cross-Mediterranean flows in the aftermath of World War II until Algeria’s independence? After the Liberation, France’s cultural life started renewing. A project of decentralisation was launched to democratise drama and bring it to the general public, led by deputy director of Performing Arts and Music at the Ministry of Education Jeanne Laurent. However France’s overseas territories, and more specifically Algeria, were kept aside of this set of reforms. Between 1946 and 1962, Algeria moved from the status of a colony of refuge – which hosted the French sovereignty during the Occupation – to that of an insurrectionary imperial territory. Cultural life and political and military events were interwoven in this territory which was subjected to the contradictions inherent to its hybrid position as both a national and a colonial space. Therefore this dissertation lies at the heart of three facets of history – political, colonial and cultural history. It is thus organised around three axes of research, aiming at depicting colonial Algeria’s theatrical scene, questioning the existence of a cultural policy dedicated to the Algerian territory, and analysing the politicisation of drama in Algeria in the final years of France’s colonial domination.
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Julie Champrenault. Cultures et empire, une société théâtrale en situation coloniale ? : Algérie 1946-1962. Histoire. Institut d'études politiques de Paris - Sciences Po, 2015. Français. ⟨NNT : 2015IEPP0046⟩. ⟨tel-03648323⟩



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