placage

placage

An ornamental thin masonry facing (revetment) of a building.
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MARTIN, Placage and the Louisiana Gens de Couleur Libre, in CREOLE: THE HISTORY AND LEGACY OF LOUISIANA'S FREE PEOPLE OF COLOR 61-60 (Sybil Kien ed.
prostitute, with echoes of the dubious history of placage and the quadroon and octoroon balls: "She reclines gracefully upon a dull brocaded chaise-lounge, there is the scent of incense about her, and her draperies are arranged in formal folds.
Placage involved an informal marriage between white Creole men and mixed-race women.
Chapter three moves from a discussion of slavery to an analysis of placage, a system in which wealthy white men supported free women of color in an arrangement merging aspects of marriage and slavery.
DeLille, born in 1812, came from a line of femmes de couleur libres ("free women of color") who lived under Louisiana's system of placage, in which black women entered into "a more-or-less permanent sexual arrangement" with white men and bore them children.
The practice of quadroon mothers guiding their daughters into placage was treated, for the most part, with reluctant acceptance in the New Orleans free-black community because some believed 'as a consequence, the position of free women of color in some ways improved, since they were able to obtain social status and economic advantage by attaching themselves to American men'.
Les magmas d'ile en arc en situation d'extension ont un gradient geothermal tres pentu, et le placage de la croute par un magma mafique peut y apporter assez de chaleur pour provoquer l'anatexie.
De plus, le filtreur pourra servir a traiter les eaux usees dans l'industrie du placage ou celle des metaux precieux.
3) L'Afrique connait bien les difficultes nees du placage de l'appareil etatique colonial sur des structures de commandement indigenes : voir par ex.
She has also moved to New Orleans, and into a world of genteel prostitution - the 'kept' woman of a young wealthy white man who provides her with a placage apartment and fancy clothes in return for occasional brief and impersonal sex.
This exchange of sex for financial security, characteristic of the system of placage, typifies what George Lipsitz calls the possessive investment in whiteness, a way of life in which "[w]hiteness has cash value" (vii).
Jumeles a ses experiences de travail en pates et papier, en placage ainsi qu'en petrochimie, les competences acquises, tant lors de son implication que de ses etudes, promettront a Benoit de vivre sa profession d'ingenieur chimique avec succes et passion.