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Madagascar dans le discours des sociétés savantes de La Réunion, la "colonie colonisatrice" (1855-1940)

Pierre-Éric Fageol 1 
1 ICARE - Institut Coopératif Austral de Recherche en Éducation
LCF - Laboratoire de recherches sur les espaces créoles et francophones
Abstract : Often relegated to the ranks of colonial imaginaries, the discourses of learned societies have been able to initiate and accompany colonial initiatives. This is true for the learned societies of La Reunion where the “Société des Sciences et des Arts” and the “Académie de La Réunion” participated in the colonial imagination of an old colony whose elite is a conquering avant-garde from the distant homeland. Our purpose is thus to highlight the role of the learned societies of Reunion in the process of colonial acculturation within a colony that considers itself as colonizing. Our intention is to highlight the uniqueness of this vector of colonial propaganda, making Reunion Island the “mother cell” of Madagascar, even if the Reunion Islanders are ultimately the poor parents of the colonization of the Great Island.
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Pierre-Éric Fageol. Madagascar dans le discours des sociétés savantes de La Réunion, la "colonie colonisatrice" (1855-1940). Outre-Mers Revue d'Histoire, 2017, 394-395, pp.217-244. ⟨10.3917/om.171.0217⟩. ⟨hal-01555304⟩



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