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Cultural and Literary Representations of the Automobile in French Indochina

A Colonial Roadshow

Book

Part of the Studies in Mobilities, Literature, and Culture book series (SMLC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Stéphanie Ponsavady
    Pages 25-62
  3. Stéphanie Ponsavady
    Pages 63-98
  4. Stéphanie Ponsavady
    Pages 99-137
  5. Stéphanie Ponsavady
    Pages 183-210
  6. Stéphanie Ponsavady
    Pages 211-225
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 227-230

About this book

Introduction

How are the pleasures and thrills of the automobile linked to France’s history of conquest, colonialism, and exploitation in Southeast Asia? Cultural and Literary Representations of the Automobile in French Indochina addresses the contradictions of the “progress” of French colonialism and their consequences through the lens of the automobile. Stéphanie Ponsavady examines the development of transportation systems in French Indochina at the turn of the twentieth century, analyzing archival material and French and Vietnamese literature to critically assess French colonialism. 

Keywords

French colonialism colonialism Vietnam colonialism Indonesia mobility studies history of the automobile roads transportation history postcolonial studies mythology of colonialism

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Wesleyan UniversityMiddletownUSA

About the authors

Stéphanie Ponsavady is Assistant Professor of French Studies in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures at Wesleyan University, USA.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Cultural and Literary Representations of the Automobile in French Indochina
  • Book Subtitle A Colonial Roadshow
  • Authors Stéphanie Ponsavady
  • Series Title Studies in Mobilities, Literature, and Culture
  • Series Abbreviated Title Studies in Mobilities, Literature, and Culture
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-94559-0
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Literature, Cultural and Media Studies Literature, Cultural and Media Studies (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-94558-3
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-06875-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-94559-0
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVII, 230
  • Number of Illustrations 18 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Literary History
    Postcolonial/World Literature
    European Literature
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Reviews

“Ponsavady’s text is beautifully written, wide ranging, thoughtful, carefully researched and theorised, and eclectic in its inspirations. Original, assured, and sophisticated, this book will generate great interest and will provide an inspiration for further historical research into Indochina, as well as provide a model for the analysis of the history of other former colonies in these terms.” (Georgine Clarsen, Associate Professor and Discipline Leader of History, University of Wollongong, Australia)