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"A Lascivious Climate": Representations of Colonial Subjectivity in the Causes Celèbres of Eighteenth-Century France

Collection:
Black Caribbean Literature (BCL)
Contributor:
Rizzo,Tracey (Author)
Format:
Journal Article
Publication Date:
2000
Published:
Barbados: University of the West Indies, Department of History
Location:
African American Research Center, Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject Term:
Colonialism, Law and legislation, France, Attorneys and lawyers
Notes:
Rizzo examines how lawyers represent their clients in the twilight years of the Old Regime France. During this period, lawyers always depict their clients as more metropolitan than their opponent in order to render colonial "others" both more exotic and more accessible to readers and judges.;