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27.01.2009

Doctoral thesis on colonial Switzerland

Patrick Minder: "La Suisse coloniale ? Les représentations de l’Afrique et des Africains en Suisse au temps des colonies (1880—1939)"

Patrick Minder has submitted his doctoral thesis entitled "La Suisse coloniale ? Les représentations de l’Afrique et des Africains en Suisse au temps des colonies (1880—1939)" at the University of Neuchâtel. His thesis analyzes iconographic and textual represantation of Africa and African people in Switzerland in colonial times. Minder concludes that, even though the country had no extra-european colonial territories, a colonial ideology of dominance over Africa and other societies in general was prevalent in Switzerland and is still felt today.

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