Our Civilizing Mission
The Lessons of Colonial Education
Nick Harrison is a Professor of French and Postcolonial Studies at King's College London.
Introduction Our Civilizing Mission
Chapter 1 Lessons from Said
Chapter 2 ‘Nos ancêtres les colons’
Chapter 3 Teaching in a Time of Crisis
Chapter 4 Unfamiliar Worlds
Chapter 5 French Lessons
Conclusion Education’s Impact
'Our Civilizing Mission upends many of the basic assumptions that prevail in Francophone and Postcolonial Studies about colonial education. While many of us are familiar with extreme examples of colonial arrogance laid bare on the chalkboard, Harrison describes a decidedly more complex, and at times contradictory, web of relationships between and among the metropole, the colonizer, the school, and the colonized.'
Corbin Treacy, Florida State University
Size: 239 × 163 mm
Publication: April 30, 2019
Series: Contemporary French and Francophone Cultures 60