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- Oxford University Press, UK 2004; US$ 37.99
Kipling, Elgar, Mafeking Night . . . all these conjure up an image of a British society besotted with imperial pride in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. In fact the true picture was more complex than this and people reacted to their empire in different ways. Many were hardly aware of it at all. This lively book is the first study of the... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 71.95
Africa is a continent gripped by civil wars and widespread famine. The causes of many of the continent's problems are deep rooted and can be traced to Africa's colonial past, when European powers divided the spoils of the continent into separate sovereign states. The African Inheritance examines the effect this "balkanization" of Africa has had,... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 23.95
Saartjie Baartman was twenty-one years old when she was taken from her native South Africa and shipped to London. Within weeks, the striking African beauty was the talk of the social season of 1810?hailed as ?the Hottentot Venus? for her exquisite physique and suggestive semi-nude dance. As her fame spread to Paris, Saartjie became a lightning rod... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 22.50
In After Empire Michael Gorra explores how three novelists of empire?Paul Scott, V. S. Naipaul, and Salman Rushdie?have charted the perpetually drawn and perpetually blurred boundaries of identity left in the wake of British imperialism. Arguing against a model of cultural identity based on race, Gorra begins with Scott's portrait, in The Raj... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2002; US$ 160.00
The Algerian War 1954-62 was one of the most prolonged and violent examples of decolonization. At times horribly savage, it was an undeclared war in the sense that no formal declaration of hostilities was ever made. Bringing to an end one hundred and thirty two years of French rule, the Algerian struggle caused the fall of six French prime ministers,... more...
- Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 29.95
Along the Archival Grain offers a unique methodological and analytic opening to the affective registers of imperial governance and the political content of archival forms. In a series of nuanced mediations on the nature of colonial documents from the nineteenth-century Netherlands Indies, Ann Laura Stoler identifies the social epistemologies... more...