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Colonial Studies

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  • Politics of the Pastby P. Gathercole; D. Lowenthal

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 59.95

    'History is written by the winners' is the received wisdom. This book explains why historical interpretation has to incorporate perspectives from those other than 'winners', and demonstrates archaeology's crucial role in this wide-ranging approach. The book draws more on Africa, Afro-America, Australasia and Oceania than on Europe, the source of the... more...

  • Routledge Companion to Post Colonial studiesby John McLeod

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 38.95

    The Routledge Companion to Postcolonial Studies offers a unique and up-to-date mapping of the postcolonial world, and is composed of essays as well as shorter entries for ease of reference. Introducing students to the history of the great European empires and the cultural legacies created in their wake, this book brings together an international... more...

  • Women in African Colonial Historiesby Jean Allman; Susan Geiger; Nakanyike Musisi

    Indiana University Press 2002; US$ 19.95

    How did African women negotiate the complex political, economic, and social forces of colonialism in their daily lives? How did they make meaningful lives for themselves in a world that challenged fundamental notions of work, sexuality, marriage, motherhood, and family? By considering the lives of ordinary ... more...

  • Understanding African Philosophyby Richard H. Bell

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 41.95

    First Published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Colonialism/Postcolonialismby Ania Loomba

    Routledge 1998; US$ 19.95

    A vital introduction to the historical dimensions and theoretical concepts associated with colonial and postcolonial discourses. more...

  • A Different Shade of Colonialismby Eve Troutt Powell

    University of California Press 2003; US$ 15.95

    This incisive study adds a new dimension to discussions of Egypt's nationalist response to the phenomenon of colonialism as well as to discussions of colonialism and nationalism in general. Eve M. Troutt Powell challenges many accepted tenets of the binary relationship between European empires and non-European colonies by examining the triangle of... more...

  • Legacies of Colonial Englishby Raymond Hickey

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 61.00

    This 2005 book explores the role of British dialects in the genesis and subsequent history of postcolonial varieties of English. more...

  • Empireby Stephen Howe

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 9.99

    Much of the world's history is the history of empires. But what has replaced the old territorial empires in world politics? This title seeks answers to such questions as: Do the United States and its allies, transnational companies, financial and media institutions, or more broadly the forces of 'globalisation', constitute a new imperial system? more...

  • Researching Conflict in Africaby Elisabeth Porter; Gillian Robinson; Marie Smyth

    United Nations University Press 2006; US$ 28.00

    Parts of Africa experience persistent violence and seemingly intractable confl icts. These generally have deep historical roots dating to colonial periods and before, and many of them have become more destructive in the post-Cold war period. These violent confl icts have drawn researchers seeking to determine and explain why con- fl icts are prevalent,... more...

  • Seven Myths of the Spanish Conquestby Matthew Restall

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 19.99

    An exploration of the ways in which the history of the Spanish Conquest has been misread and passed down to become popular knowledge of these events. The book offers a fresh account of the activities of the best-known conquistadors and explorers, including Columbus, Cortes, and Pizarro. more...