Year:2022 Volume: 7 Issue: 2 Area: History

Karen Ferreira-Meyers
Book Review: Judith Surkis, Sex, Law, and Sovereignty in French Algeria, 18301930, Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press, 2019, pp.58-60.
Judith Surkis study on sex, law, and sovereignty in French Algeria in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries starts with a list of illustrations, a section in which she acknowledges universities (Rutgers, Brown, Princeton, and Harvard) and peoplefamily, friends, colleagues but also graduate studentswho have helped her publish this book, a note on translation and transliteration and an all-important map of 1834 Alger. The note on translation and transliteration indicates that the current book is based on the colonial archive of French Algeria.

Keywords: Sex, France, Algeria, Imperialism, Colonies, Africa, Law
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