Décrire la misère et instrumentaliser l'aide : la construction d'un discours sur soi et sur les femmes musulmanes du Maghreb dans le journal féministe La Française (1906-1940)

Authors: Desruisseaux, Eliane
Advisor: Saunier, Pierre-Yves
Abstract: The weekly La Française is France's reformist feminism's journal and is published from 1906 to 1940. During that period, the journal's collaborators put more and more interest and mediatic space on Muslim women from the Algerian colony and from Tunisian and Moroccan protectorates. Over literary reviews or long informational articles, feminists implicated in La Française's writing create a monolithic discourse within which Maghrebi women are portrayed as eternal victims from Muslim men around then, as well as from local and religious traditions. At the same time, French feminists also create a discourse on oneself in which French women are portrayed as the only ones who can help their "Muslim sisters" and as being necessary for the colonial enterprise and for the "civilizing mission" of their country.
Document Type: Mémoire de maîtrise
Issue Date: 2022
Open Access Date: 20 June 2022
Permalink: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11794/73605
Grantor: Université Laval
Collection:Thèses et mémoires

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