Françoise Vergès

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Françoise Vergès
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Françoise Vergès, (born 23 January 1952 in the 11th arrondissement of Paris), is a French political scientist, historian and feminist.

Career[edit]

Françoise Vergès was a journalist and editor at Panthéon-Sorbonne University.

She holds a PhD in Political Science, from the University of California, Berkeley in May 1995, a thesis published under the title Monsters and revolutionaries. Colonial family romance and grooming..[1] She took as a plot the political history of Réunion from its origins to the present day, to trace the journey of her family engaged in politics since 1930.[2]

In 1996, she taught at University of Sussex,[3] and was a member of the political science department at the Center for Cultural Studies at Goldsmiths, University of London. She studies the problem of colonial slavery and the phenomena of creolization using political theories using postcolonial logic.[4]

After being vice-president, Françoise Vergès became, on 13 February 2008, replacing Maryse Condé, the president of the National Committee for the memory and history of slavery. A decree of 10 May 2009 names her as Chairperson of the National Committee for the Memory and History of Slavery.[5]

In 2009, she is an "expert", within the framework of the Overseas Estates General.[6]

She is also, for several years, the scientific director of the Réunion Cultural Center (MCUR). Her appointment, as well as the project itself, are subject to debate in Réunion society. On the 3rd, the journalist Pierrot Dupuy filed a civil suit against Paul Vergès for having appointed his daughter to the management, which would constitute, according to him, a conflict of interest. It seems that the call for candidatures to the head of the MCUR had been unsuccessful, and to date, the illegal nature of the appointment of Françoise Vergès is not proven. Regarding the scientific project of the MCUR, the Commission of public inquiry gives in its report of 19 February 2010 to the prefect Michel Lalande a favorable opinion. On the 21st, the strong opposition to the MCUR project, which was expressed at the polls, as well as the victory of the party led by Didier Robert to the Réunion Regional Council, led to the end of the MCUR project. Upon his election, in accordance with his program, Didier Robert announced the end of the MCUR project.

On 10 May 2017, Françoise Vergès was appointed to the "Mission of the memory of slavery, treaties and their abolitions" public interest group.[7]

Feminism[edit]

A feminist activist, Françoise Vergès collaborated with the journal Women in Motion, a monthly and weekly, published between 1978 and 1982, and with the collection "Women in struggle of all countries", at Éditions des femmes, from 1981 to 1983. Leading her feminist and anti-racist struggles, Françoise Vergès has collaborated with the association Rualité created by the hip-hopp artist Bintou Dembélé.[8]

She is a member of the MAFED (Collective of the March of Women for Dignity), a group that the political scientist Laurent de Boissieu located in the political field of racialism and defines as close to the Indigenous Party of the Republic. She is also a member of the College of Diversity at the Ministry of Culture and a founding member of the Decolonizing the Arts collective.[9][10]

Françoise Vergès signed the calls to the Marches for Justice and Dignity, as well as a large number of petitions defending differentialist and "decolonial" positions, including "Stop the Cyberbullying Against the Controversial Lallab Association"; "Against media lynching and slanderous anti-racists"; an intolerable persecution against the Traore family ";" We can disagree with the ideas of Houria Bouteldja, so let's debate ";" For the continuation of the Fight against Islamophobia conference", the petition of support to Sonia Nour following her statements relating a terrorist to a martyr, the petition of support to Tariq Ramadan indicted for rape, accusing the French justice of unequal treatment and / or racism, along with Houria Bouteldja, Sihame Assbague, Marwan Muhammad, Alain Gresh, Nabil Ennasri and François Burgat.

Works[edit]

  • De l'Esclave au citoyen, avec Philippe Haudrère, Paris, Gallimard, 1998, coll. " Découvertes Gallimard Texto " (#5), (traduit en chinois simplifié, 2006)
  • Monsters and revolutionaries. Colonial family romance and "métissage", Duke University Press, 1999
  • Abolir l'esclavage. Une utopie coloniale, les ambiguïtés d'une politique humanitaire, Paris, Albin Michel, 2001
  • Racines et itinéraires de l'unité réunionnaise. La Réunion, Graphica-Région Réunion, 2003
  • Amarres. Créolisations india-océanes, avec Jean-Claude Carpanin Marimoutou, Paris, Ka, 2003; Paris, L'Harmattan, 2005
  • La Mémoire enchaînée. Questions sur l'esclavage, Paris, Albin Michel, 2006
  • La République coloniale. Essai sur une utopie, avec Pascal Blanchard et Nicolas Bancel, Paris, Hachette, 2006, coll. " Pluriel »
  • Nègre, je suis, Nègre je resterai. Entretiens avec Aimé Césaire, Paris, Albin Michel, 2007
  • La Colonisation française, avec Nicolas Bancel et Pascal Blanchard, Toulouse, Éditions Milan, coll. " Les Esentiels ", 2007
  • Nègre. Nègrier. Traite des nègres. Trois articles du Grand Dictionnaire universel de Pierre Larousse, Saint-Pourçain, Bleu autour, 2007
  • Fractures postcoloniales, avec Nicolas Bancel, Pascal Blanchard et Achille Mbembe, Paris, La Découverte, 2010
  • L'Homme prédateur, ce que nous enseigne l'esclavage sur notre temps, Paris, Albin Michel, 2011, coll. " Bibliothèque Idées »
Works in English
  • Rod Edmondm Vanessa Smith {eds} "The Island of Wandering Souls : Processes of Creolization, Politics of Emancipation and the Problematic of Absence on Reunion Island", Islands in History and Representation, Routledge, 2003. ISBN 9780415286664

References[edit]

  1. ^ Vergès, Françoise (1999). Monsters and revolutionaries: colonial family romance and métissage. Durham [N.C.]: Duke University Press. ISBN 0822322625.
  2. ^ "Catalogue SUDOC". sudoc.abes.fr. Retrieved 11 April 2018.
  3. ^ "Françoise Vergès | French Culture". frenchculture.org. Retrieved 11 April 2018.
  4. ^ "Welcome to PACSF". homepages.gold.ac.uk. Retrieved 11 April 2018.
  5. ^ "Françoise Vergès, présidente du CPMHE". cnmhe.fr (in French). 31 August 2007. Retrieved 11 April 2018.
  6. ^ "Françoise Vergès dans la délégation qui accompagne Nicolas Sarkozy aux Antilles". Témoignages.RE – https://www.temoignages.re (in French). 25 June 2009. Retrieved 11 April 2018. External link in |work= (help)
  7. ^ Décret du 9 mai 2017 portant nomination de personnalités qualifiées au sein du groupement d'intérêt public dénommé " Mission de la mémoire de l'esclavage, des traites et de leurs abolitions ", retrieved 11 April 2018
  8. ^ "Compagnie Rualité – Collectif12". Collectif12 (in French). Retrieved 11 April 2018.
  9. ^ Marche19mars. "Le 19 mars, une Marche pour la Justice et la Dignité". Club de Mediapart (in French). Retrieved 11 April 2018.
  10. ^ Marche19mars. "Le 19 mars, une Marche pour la Justice et la Dignité". Club de Mediapart (in French). Retrieved 11 April 2018.

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