Une polysémie vestimentaire dans l'Algérie rurale de l'entre-deux-guerres

Abstract : On the basis of 17 photographs taken between 1923 and 1941 in the Issers plain (60 kilometers east of Algiers), this paper focuses on daily clothes, wearing by anonymous persons before the independence of Algeria, whatever could be their cultural affiliation, legal or social status. Dress code and language of all these men, women and children, Algerian or European, coming from the plain or the mountain, from the near city, the village center or the rural depths, betray cultural signs and a complex colonial sociology. Transformations in progress give rise to acculturation forms without depriving individuals of personal style. If nothing revolutionary can be recorded in these messages, it is important not to ignore them, especially in colonial and rural context.
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Didier Guignard. Une polysémie vestimentaire dans l'Algérie rurale de l'entre-deux-guerres. Morgan Corriou et M’hamed Oualdi (éd.). , Une histoire sociale et culturelle du politique en Algérie et au Maghreb. Études offertes à Omar Carlier,, Éditions de la Sorbonne, pp.127-142, 2018. ⟨hal-01877058⟩



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