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Electric News in Colonial Algeria

Arthur Asseraf


How do the things which connect us divide us at the same time? This book tells a different history of globalization by tracing how news circulated in a divided society: Algeria under French rule in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The years between 1881 and 1940 were those of maximum colonial power in North Africa, a period of intense technological revolution, global high imperialism, and the expansion of settler colonialism. Algerians became connected to international networks of news, and local people followed distant events with great interest. But once news reached Algeri ... More

Keywords: news, Algeria, global history, information, media, settler colonialism, France, international, rumour, technology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780198844044
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198844044.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Arthur Asseraf, author
Lecturer in the History of France and the Francophone World, University of Cambridge