History from 1500 to 2001 has been dominated by colonialism and decolonization. No single subject offers deeper insight into the meeting of East and West. This is a thorough examination of the politics, economy, culture and society of both colonizers and colonized.
Living with colonialism -- Being "Black", being "Sudanese" : colonial education, privilege, and national identity -- Education, acculturation, and nationalist networks -- The mechanics of colonial rule -- Life and the regime : the terms of cooperation -- The nation after the colony -- The colony and the nation : lessons from the Sudan
"Ania Loomba examines the key features of the ideologies and history of colonialism, and the relationship of colonial discourse to literature. She goes on to consider the challenges to colonialism, surveying anti-colonial discourses, and recent developments in postcolonial theories and histories. Looking at how sexuality is figured in the texts of colonialism, Colonialism/Postcolonialism shows how contemporary feminist ideas and concepts intersect with those of postcolonialist thought."--Jacket.
As Julius Nyerere once noted, Africa has largely been the continent of peace, though this fact has not been widely publicised. In reality, Africa possesses dynamic potentials for resolving contradictions and violent ruptures that colonial authorities, post-colonial states and global actors have failed to capture and capitalise upon. Drawing on the everyday experience of rural and urban people in Zimbabwe, South Africa, Namibia and Zambia, this book brings into conversation leading Japanese scholars of Southern Africa with their African colleagues. The result is an exploration in comparative perspective of the fascinating richness of bottom-up 'African potentials' for conflict resolution in Southern Africa, a region burdened with the legacy of settler capitalism and contemporary neoliberalism. The book is a pacesetter on how to think and research Africa in fruitful collaboration and with an ear to the nuances and complexities of the dynamic and lived realities of Africans.
Introduction: Reconfiguring German colonialism / Volker Langbehn and Mohammad Salama -- pt. 1. Colonial (dis)continuities : framing the issue -- Borrowed light : Nietzsche and the colonies / Timothy Brennan -- German colonialism : some reflections on reassessments, specificities, and constellations / Birthe Kundrus -- pt. 2. Lebensraum and genocide -- Against "human diversity as such" : Lebensraum and genocide in the Third Reich / Shelley Baranowski -- Hannah Arendt, imperialisms, and the Holocaust / A. Dirk Moses -- Caesura, continuity, and myth : the stakes of tethering the Holocaust to German colonial theory / Kitty Millet -- pt. 3. Looking East : Poland, the Ottoman Empire, and politicized Jihadism -- Germany's adventures in the Orient : a history of ambivalent semicolonial entanglements / Malte Fuhrmann -- Arguing the case for a colonial Poland / Kristin Kopp -- Colonialism, and no end : the other continuity theses / Russell A. Berman -- pt. 4. Of missionaries, economics, and intranational self-perception -- The purpose of German colonialism, or, The long shadow of Bismarck's colonial policy / Hartmut Pogge von Strandmann -- Christian missionary societies in the German colonies, 1884/85-1914/15 / Ulrich van der Heyden -- German colonialism and the British neighbor in Africa before 1914 : self-definitions, lines of demarcation, and cooperation / Ulrike Lindner -- pt. 5. Postcolonial German politics -- "Kalashnikovs, not Coca-Cola, bring self-determination to Angola" : the two Germanys, Lusophone Africa, and the rhetoric of colonial difference / Lu(c)Ưs Madureira -- Germany, Palestine, Israel, and the (post)colonial imagination / Martin Braach-Maksvytis