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The Kanak AwakeningThe Rise of Nationalism in New Caledonia$
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David Chappell

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780824838188

Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016

DOI: 10.21313/hawaii/9780824838188.001.0001

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Building Castles in China

Building Castles in China

(p.56) Chapter 2 Building Castles in China
The Kanak Awakening

David Chappell

University of Hawai'i Press

This chapter examines the intellectual influences on the small cohort of Caledonian and Kanak students who attended universities in France and experienced the May 1968 student–worker uprising. It first discusses the arrival of a number of New Caledonian students in France in the early 1960s, including Jean-Paul Caillard, Nidoish Naisseline, and Max Chivot, and how they actively imagined revolutionary utopias in China, Cuba, Vietnam, Africa, and perhaps even the Caillou. It then considers how the Algerian conflict inspired francophone intellectuals to reflect on colonial settler psychology, and especially Third World decolonization and liberation. It also explores how Third World nationalism interacted with a radical West that had millenarian dreams of victory over “the establishment,” with particular emphasis on New Caledonian anticolonial activitists' views about socialist revolution. Finally, the chapter takes a look at the May 1968 student–worker protests in France, led by the so-called enragés (angry youth).

Keywords:   decolonization, Kanak students, France, New Caledonia, revolution, China, Third World, nationalism, student-worker protests, enragés

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