Colonialism and the Modern World

Colonialism and the Modern World

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Overview

This collection fills the need for a resource that adequately conceptualizes the place of non-European histories in the larger narrative of world history. These essays were selected with special emphasis on their comparative outlook. The chapters range from the British Empire (India, Egypt, Palestine) to Indonesia, French colonialism (Brittany and Algeria), South Africa, Fiji, and Japanese imperialism. Within the chapters, key concepts such as gender, land and law, and regimes of knowledge are considered.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781315499314
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 07/08/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 344
File size: 3 MB

Table of Contents

Forewordvii
Acknowledgmentsxi
1Introduction3
IResituating Colonial Histories
2Empire Recentered: India in the Indian Ocean Arena25
3The Terror and Religion: Brittany and Algeria40
4Women's History, Gender History, and European Colonialism51
IILand, Law, and Colonial Politics in the British Empire
5Landed Property, Agrarian Categories, and the Agricultural Frontier: Some Reflections on Colonial India71
6Native Title in the Shadows: The Origins of the Myth of Terra Nullius in Early New South Wales Courts100
7European Capital and Its Impact on Land Distribution in Egypt: A Quantitative Analysis (1900-1914)120
8"Progressive Civilizations and Deep-Rooted Traditions": Land Laws, Development, and British Rule in Palestine in the 1920s145
IIIGendered Identities and the Politics of Colonialism
9All in the Family: Marriage, Gender, and the Family Business of Imperialism in British India167
10The Imperial Mother of Birth Control: Marie Stopes and the South African Birth-Control Movement, 1930-1950182
11Militant Masculinity and Female Agency in Indonesian Nationalism, 1945-1949200
IVRegimes of Colonial Knowledge
12Science in the Service of Empire; Empire in the Service of Science219
13Governors, Politics, and Anthropology: The Fijian Native Lands Question Revisited234
14Imperial Science, Tropical Ecology, and Indigenous History: Tropical Research Stations in Northeastern German East Africa, 1896 to the Present246
VOrdering Space, Building Colonialism
15Professional Dreams: Architecture and the Imagery of "Indonesia" in the Late Colonial Netherlands East Indies265
16Railway Outpost and Puppet Capital: Urban Expressions of Japanese Imperialism in Changchun, 1905-1945283
Bibliography299
Index327
About the Editors and Contributors357

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