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Colonial Studies

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  • Nationalisms and Post-Colonial Identityby Anshuman A Mondal

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95

    How have nations and nationhood become the dominant form of political organization today? What is the role of culture in nationalism? In what ways have the ideological development of nationalisms in the post-colonial world shaped understandings of contemporary political problems such as the rise of radical Islam, communalism, and the failure of secular-liberal... more...

  • Decolonizationby Raymond Betts; Raymond F. Betts

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 33.95

    Raymond F. Betts considers the 'process' of decolonization and the outcomes which have left a legacy of problems, drawing on numerous examples including Ghana, India, Rwanda and Hong Kong. He examines: the effects of the two World Wars on the colonial empire the expectations and problems created by independence the major demographic shifts... more...

  • British Business in Post-Colonial Malaysia, 1957-70by Nicholas J. White

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 48.95

    This book explores the limits of the idea of 'neo-colonialism' - the idea that in the period immediately after independence Malaya/Malaysia enjoyed only a 'pseudo-independence', largely because of the entrenched and dominant position of British business interests allied to indigenous elites. The author argues that, although British business did indeed... more...

  • Christians and Public Life in Colonial South India, 1863-1937by Chandra Mallampalli

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95

    This book tells the story of how Catholic and Protestant Indians have attempted to locate themselves within the evolving Indian nation. Ironically, British rule in India did not privilege Christians, but pushed them to the margins of a predominantly Hindu society. Drawing upon wide-ranging sources, the book first explains how the Indian judiciary's... more...

  • Partition of Bengal and Assam, 1932-1947by Bidyut Chakrabarty

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 190.00

    The fragmentation of Bengal and Assam in 1947 was a crucial moment in India's socio-political history as a nation state. Both the British Indian provinces were divided as much through the actions of the Muslim League as by those of Congress and the British colonial power. Attributing partition largely to Hindu communalists is, therefore, historically... more...

  • Colonial Armies in Southeast Asiaby Tobias Rettig; Karl Hack

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 54.95

    Colonial armies were the focal points for some of the most dramatic tensions inherent in Chinese, Japanese and Western clashes with Southeast Asia. The international team of scholars take the reader on a compelling exploration from Ming China to the present day, examining their conquests, management and decolonization. The journey covers perennial... more...

  • The Empire's New Clothesby Paul Passavant; Jodi Dean

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 53.95

    First published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • From Slave Trade to Empireby Olivier Pétré-Grenouilleau

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 190.00

    Much has been written about the origins of the great push which led Europe to colonise sub-Saharan Africa at the end of the nineteenth century. This book provides a new perspective on this controversial subject by focussing on Europe and a range of empire-building states: Germany, France, Italy and Portugal. The essays in this volume consider economic... more...

  • The Island at the Center of the Worldby Russell Shorto

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2005; US$ 13.99

    When the British wrested New Amsterdam from the Dutch in 1664, the truth about its thriving, polyglot society began to disappear into myths about an island purchased for 24 dollars and a cartoonish peg-legged governor. But the story of the Dutch colony of New Netherland was merely lost, not destroyed: 12,000 pages of its records?recently ... more...

  • Law and Colonial Culturesby Lauren Benton

    Cambridge University Press 2001; US$ 32.00

    Argues that institutions and culture serve as important elements of international legal order. more...