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Colonial Studies

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  • 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...

  • Colonialism and Neocolonialismby Jean-Paul Sartre

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 30.95

    First Published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. 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...

  • Britain's Informal Empire in the Middle Eastby Daniel Silverfarb; Majid Khadduri

    Oxford University Press 1986; US$ 94.99

    Showing how Britain tried, and failed, to maintain its political influence, economic ascendancy, and strategic position in Iraq after independence, the author presents an analysis of the possibilities and limitations of indirect rule by imperial powers in the Third World. 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...

  • African Filmmakingby Roy Armes

    Edinburgh University Press 2006; US$ 107.46

    A comprehensive study in English linking filmmaking in the Maghreb (Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia) with that in francophone West Africa and examining the factors (including Islam and the involvement of African and French governments) which have shaped post-independence production. more...

  • Sex, Botany and Empireby Patricia Fara

    Icon Books 2003; US$ 11.95

    Eighteenth century botany, starring Cook, Banks, and Linnaeus, was sexy, dangerous, and big business, and Fara reveals the existence, barely concealed under the camouflage of noble enlightenment, of the more seedy drives to conquer, subdue and deflower in the name of the British Empire. more...

  • Sovereigns, Quasi Sovereigns, and Africansby Siba N?Zatioula Grovogui

    University of Minnesota Press 1996; US$ 66.00

    In this trenchant critique, Grovogui demonstrates the failure of international law to address adequately the issues surrounding African self-determination during decolonization. Challenging the view that the only requirement for decolonization is the elimination of the legal instruments that provided for direct foreign rule, he probes the universal... more...

  • The Caribbean Postcolonialby Shalini Puri

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 41.00

    Drawing on the long and varied history of discourses of cultural hybridity across the caribbean, this book explores the rich and fraught cultural crossings that are often theorized homogeneously in postcolonial studies as 'hybridity'. What is the relationship of cultural hybridity to social equality? Why have some forms of hybridity been enshrined... more...