"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.
This is the first book dedicated to a systematic exploration of Kant's position on colonialism. Bringing together a team of leading scholars in both the history of political thought and normative theory, the chapters in the volume seek to place Kant's thoughts on colonialism in historical context, examine the tensions that the assessment of colonialism produces in Kant's work, and evaluate the relevance of these reflections for current debates on global justice and the relation of Western political thinking to other parts of the world.
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.
"The lively essays collected here explore colonial history, culture, and thought as it intersects with Jewish studies. Connecting the Jewish experience with colonialism to mobility and exchange, diaspora, internationalism, racial discrimination, and Zionism, the volume presents the work of Jewish historians who recognize the challenge that colonialism brings to their work and sheds light on the diverse topics that reflect the myriad ways that Jews engaged with empire in modern times. Taken together, these essays reveal the interpretive power of the "Imperial Turn" and present a rethinking of the history of Jews in colonial societies in light of postcolonial critiques and destabilized categories of analysis. A provocative discussion forum about Zionism as colonialism is also included"--
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
"Dynastic Colonialism analyses how women and men employed objects in particular places across the world during the early modern period in order to achieve the remarkable expansion of the House of Orange-Nassau. Susan Broomhall and Jacqueline Van Gent explore how the House emerged as a leading force during a period in which the Dutch accrued one of the greatest seaborne empires. Using the concept of dynastic colonialism, they explore strategic behaviours undertaken on behalf of the House of Orange-Nassau, through material culture in a variety of sites of interpretation from palaces and gardens to prints and teapots, in Europe and beyond"--Provided by publisher
Challenging the frontiers of colonialism / Christine D. Beaule -- Part I: Local adaptations -- Haudenosaunee settlement ecology before and after contact in Northeastern North America / Eric E. Jones -- Negotiating colonialism on the southern frontier of Spanish Yucatán / Adam R. Kaeding -- The Romans in Britain: colonization on an imperial frontier / Richard Hingley -- Contextualizing the Chinook at contact: the middle village / Douglas C. Wilson, Kenneth M. Ames, and Cameron M. Smith -- Part II: Movement, conflict, and transformation -- Power and resilience: flooding and occupation in a late-nineteenth-century Philippine town / Grace Barretto-Tesoro and Vito Hernandez -- "Is this like the Nile that riseth up?" Ethnic relations at Thmuis / Robert J. Littman and Jay E. Silverstein -- Violence in early maritime encounters in the Pacific / Geoffrey Clark -- Population migrations, colonization, and social changes in the late prehistoric lower Yangtze River / Tianlong Jiao -- Part III: Rethinking categories -- Using a graphic model to explore the range of cross-cultural interaction in ancient borderlands / Ulrike Matthies Green and Kirk E. Costion -- This land is my land: identity and conflict on the western frontier of the Aztec Empire / Jay E. Silverstein -- Images of evangelization and archipelagos of Spanish colonialism in Latin America and the Philippines / Christine D. Beaule -- Conclusions / Christine D. Beaule
Wagon routes : an introduction -- Peter Kolb's Defence of the "Hottentots" (1719) -- Expeditions from Fort Lijdsaamheijd : the voc and the geography of Southern Africa in the beginning of the eighteenth century -- Trade and science : reports of the VOC expedition by Hendrik Hop from 1761-1762 -- Xhosa and Khoikhoi "households" : representations of inhabitants of Southern Africa in the Gordon atlas -- The adventures of a Surinamese Frenchman in South Africa : the travel accounts of François le Vaillant -- A 'Black legend' of Dutch colonialism in the Travels (1801-1804) of John Barrow -- Batavian colonial politics and travel accounts about South Africa -- The first ethnographic monograph : De Kaffers aan de Zuidkust van Afrika (1810) by Lodewyk Alberti -- Conclusion: Knowledge and colonialism -- Annex 1: Independent editions and translations of Peter Kolb's Capvt bonae spei hodiernvm in the eighteenth century -- Annex 2: Structure of the Nieuwste en beknopte beschryving van de Kaap der Goede-Hope
"Environmental historians have too often overlooked California and Hawai'i, despite the roles the regions played in the colonial ranching frontiers of the Pacific World. In Cattle Colonialism, John Ryan Fischer significantly enlarges the scope of the American West by examining the trans-Pacific transformations these animals wrought on local landscapes and native economies" --
Introduction: colonialism and anthropology -- Part 1: History -- Kaguru and colonial history: the rise and fall of indirect rule -- Part 2: Colonial life -- Ukaguru 1957-58 -- The Kaguru native authority -- Court cases: order and disorder -- Subversions and diversions: 1957-58 -- The world beyond: Kaguru marginality in a plural world, 1957-61 -- Part 3: How it ended and where it went -- Epilogue: independence and after -- Conclusion
An analysis of the position of social science in the Southwest, as compared with the US as a whole, shows that in this region it is less well developed. This fact is reflected in disproportionate representation in offices of national professional societies, membership on boards of research organization, in limited research grants received, and other indices of isolation. For example, the 7 states of the Southwest do not h.:ve any representatives on the board of directors of the Soc. Sci. Res. Council. This regional discrimination reflects not only geographic isolation but various social factors. Social scientists in the Southwest are the 'poor relations' of the national academic family. The solution is not a 'declaration of independence' but attempts to utilize resources of the region more Way, to interest local persons of wealth in the sponsorship of research and other academic activities, development of the existing regional society, and expansion of the Southw. Soc. Sc. Quart. as a publication medium. If no one else shows much interest, self-help is necessary. E. Scott.