Anti-Imperialism and Its Stereotypes

Allen Douglas

in War, Memory, and the Politics of Humor

Published by University of California Press

Published in print May 2002 | ISBN: 9780520228764
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520926943 | DOI:
Anti-Imperialism and Its Stereotypes

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This chapter studies how the Canard Enchaîné viewed wars, specifically the French colonial wars during the mid-1920s. This war included conflicts between the Moroccan Rif and the campaigns in Syria against the Druse and other rebel factions. The articles published by the Canard during this time were politically daring, frank, and anti-imperialism, and blended well with its more traditional antimilitarism. These also led to its clear condemnation of the two conflicts. The chapter also reveals that the Canard frequently presented a racist exploitation of popular stereotypes—despite its principled antiracism—such as naked cannibals and harem girls.

Keywords: colonial wars; Moroccan Rif; Syrian campaigns; antimilitarism; anti-imperialism; racist exploitation; antiracism; popular stereotypes

Chapter.  6994 words. 

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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