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Colonial Studies

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  • Edward Saidby Pal Ahluwalia; Bill Ashcroft

    Taylor and Francis 2000; US$ 22.95

    Edward Said is perhaps best known as the author of Orientalism , this volume explains Said's key ideas, their contexts and impact, with reference to both his scholarship and journalism. more...

  • Leprosy in Colonial South Indiaby Dr Jane Buckingham

    Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 150.00

    Leprosy is a neglected topic in the burgeoning field of the history of medicine and the colonized body. Leprosy in Colonial South India is not only a history of an intriguing and dramatic endemic disease, it is a history of colonial power in nineteenth-century British India as seen through the lens of British medical and legal encounters with leprosy... more...

  • Cold War in the Desertby Saul Kelly

    Palgrave Macmillan 2000; US$ 165.00

    The question of the Italian colonies played an important part in the breakdown of Allied cooperation after the Second World War. Britain and the United States were closely involved in this question, yet their respective roles have not received the detailed historical attention which they merit. Based on extensive research in British and American archives,... more...

  • The King's Living Image in Colonial Mexicoby Alejandro Caneque

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 39.95

    To rule their vast new American territories, the Spanish monarchs appointed viceroys in an attempt to reproduce the monarchical system of government prevailing at the time in Europe. But despite the political significance of the figure of the viceroy, little is known about the mechanisms of viceregal power and its relation to ideas of kingship. Examining... more...

  • Middlemen of the Cameroons Riversby Ralph A. Austen; Jonathan Derrick

    Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 35.00

    A 1999 book about Duala 'middlemen', intermediaries between Europeans and their own hinterland over three centuries. 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...

  • Opium Regimesby Timothy Brook; Bob Tadashi Wakabayashi

    University of California Press 2000; US$ 15.95

    Opium is more than just a drug extracted from poppies. Over the past two centuries it has been a palliative medicine, an addictive substance, a powerful mechanism for concentrating and transferring wealth and power between nations, and the anchor for a now vanished sociocultural world in and around China. more...