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Anti-Imperial Metropolis: Interwar Paris and the Seeds of Third World Nationalism

General Programming

dateOctober 1, 2015 timeThursday, 6:00pm EDT location The Heyman Center, Second Floor Common Room, Columbia University
Cosponsors
  • Barnard Forum on Migration
  • European Institute

In his new book, Anti-Imperial Metropolis: Interwar Paris and the Seeds of Third World Nationalism (Cambridge UP, 2015), Michael Goebel raises anew the question of why imperial centers became hatcheries of postcolonial and anti-imperialist elites in the later “Third World.” Examining the everyday lives of Africans, Asians, and Europeans in interwar Paris, his answers foreground the importance of the social history of migration in the global spread of nationalism.

Participants
  • Michael Goebel Professor of History Freie Universität Berlin