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Colonial Studies

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  • An Empire On Displayby Peter H. Hoffenberg

    University of California Press 2001; US$ 15.95

    The grand exhibitions of the Victorian and Edwardian eras are the lens through which Peter Hoffenberg examines the economic, cultural, and social forces that helped define Britain and the British Empire. He focuses on major exhibitions in England, Australia, and India between the Great Exhibition of 1851 and the Festival of Empire sixty years later,... more...

  • Imperial Ideology and Provincial Loyalty in the Roman Empireby Clifford Ando

    University of California Press 2000; US$ 34.95

    The Roman empire remains unique. Although Rome claimed to rule the world, it did not. Rather, its uniqueness stems from the culture it created and the loyalty it inspired across an area that stretched from the Tyne to the Euphrates. Moreover, the empire created this culture with a bureaucracy smaller than that of a typical late-twentieth-century research... more...

  • States and Women's Rightsby M. Charrad

    University of California Press 2001; US$ 12.95

    At a time when the situation of women in the Islamic world is of global interest, here is a study that unlocks the mystery of why women's fates vary so greatly from one country to another. Mounira M. Charrad analyzes the distinctive nature of Islamic legal codes by placing them in the larger context of state power in various societies. more...

  • The Sacrificed Generationby Lesley A. Sharp

    University of California Press 2002; US$ 15.95

    Youth and identity politics figure prominently in this provocative study of personal and collective memory in Madagascar. A deeply nuanced ethnography of historical consciousness, it challenges many cross-cultural investigations of youth, for its key actors are not adults but schoolchildren. Lesley Sharp refutes dominant assumptions that African children... more...

  • Images and Empiresby Paul Stuart Landau; Deborah D. Kaspin

    University of California Press 2002; US$ 15.95

    Figurative images have long played a critical, if largely unexamined, role in Africa--mediating relationships between the colonizer and the colonized, the state and the individual, and the global and the local. This pivotal volume considers the meaning and power of images in African history and culture. more...

  • Forget Colonialism?by Jennifer Cole

    University of California Press 2001; US$ 15.95

    While doing fieldwork in a village in east Madagascar that had suffered both heavy settler colonialism and a bloody anticolonial rebellion, Jennifer Cole found herself confronted by a puzzle. People in the area had lived through almost a century of intrusive French colonial rule, but they appeared to have forgotten the colonial period in their daily... more...

  • Colonial Subjectsby Ramón Grosfoguel

    University of California Press 2003; US$ 15.95

    Colonial Subjects is the first book to use a combination of world-system and postcolonial approaches to compare Puerto Rican migration with Caribbean migration to both the United States and Western Europe. Ramon Grosfoguel provides an alternative reading of the world-system approach to Puerto Rico's history, political economy, and urbanization processes. more...

  • On the Postcolonyby Achille Mbembe

    University of California Press 2001; US$ 30.95

    Achille Mbembe is one of the most brilliant theorists of postcolonial studies writing today. In On the Postcolony he profoundly renews our understanding of power and subjectivity in Africa. In a series of provocative essays, Mbembe contests diehard Africanist and nativist perspectives as well as some of the key assumptions of postcolonial theory.... more...

  • Nurturing the Nationby Lisa Pollard

    University of California Press 2005; US$ 15.95

    Focusing on gender and the family, this erudite and innovative history reconsiders the origins of Egyptian nationalism and the revolution of 1919 by linking social changes in class and household structure to the politics of engagement with British colonial rule. Lisa Pollard deftly argues that the Egyptian state's modernizing projects in the nineteenth... more...

  • Speaking with Vampiresby Luise White

    University of California Press 2000; US$ 12.95

    During the colonial period, Africans told each other terrifying rumours that Africans who worked for white colonists captured unwary residents and took their blood. This text interprets vampire stories from East and Central Africa as a way of understanding the world as the storytellers did. more...