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Master Thesis

Les représentations de la guerre d'Éthiopie dans L'Illustration et L'Humanité

Abstract : This study aims at defining the way the French press considered the Ethiopian war, in a perspective which borrows from historical anthropology some of its methods and main focuses. To define the representations of the otherness which the conflict sparked off, we will first try to present their context of production, which is linked to the interwar period journalism, its methods, its editorial strategies and also the various technical tools at its disposal to follow and bring the hostilities to the reader. It is then possible, by retracing the main themes of French colonial mentality and by comparing these remarks to the itinerary of some reporters in Ethiopia, what they have perceived of the country and the war, to show that the conflict is an object born of multiple mental reconstructions which contribute to blur its image in the eyes of the contemporary observers. But trying to understand the otherness may also provide the means for a better self- understanding, between critical speeches and reinventing the values and ways of doing politics. While the instrumentalization of the conflict had already been brought to light about the issue of violence, it resurfaces in the French press on the occasion of in-house debates aroused by fascism, which are, to France, a pretext for a clarification of partisan cleavages the Spanish Civil War would accentuate.
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Pierre Derumeaux. Les représentations de la guerre d'Éthiopie dans L'Illustration et L'Humanité. Histoire. 2009. ⟨dumas-00526344⟩



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