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The Europeans and the African Problem

Jeffrey Herbst

in States and Power in Africa: Comparative Lessons in Authority and Control

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691164137
eISBN:
9781400852321
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691164137.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines the persistence of what the Afro-Caribbean diplomat Edward W. Blyden called “the African Problem”—the inability of Europe to conquer Africa in the same manner as other ... More


The Colonial Dimension

C. T. Sandars

in America’s Overseas Garrisons: The Leasehold Empire

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198296874
eISBN:
9780191685293
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198296874.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter discusses the colonial dimension of the U.S.'s participation in World War II. Though the U.S. adopted an anti-colonial stance during the war, the death of President D. Roosevelt removed ... More


The Culture of Sectarianism: Community, History, and Violence in Nineteenth-Century Ottoman Lebanon

Ussama Makdisi

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520218451
eISBN:
9780520922792
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520218451.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

Focusing on Ottoman Lebanon, this book shows how sectarianism was a manifestation of modernity that transcended the physical boundaries of a particular country. It challenges those who have viewed ... More


Empire of Language: Toward a Critique of (Post) colonial Expression

Laurent Dubreuil

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450563
eISBN:
9780801467516
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450563.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The relationship between power and language has been a central theme in critical theory for decades now, yet there is still much to be learned about the sheer force of language in the world in which ... More


American Empire: Roosevelt's Geographer and the Prelude to Globalization

Neil Smith

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520230279
eISBN:
9780520931527
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520230279.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

An American Empire, constructed over the last century, long ago overtook European colonialism, and it has been widely assumed that the new globalism it espoused took us “beyond geography.” This book ... More


Shifting Ethnic Boundaries and Inequality in Israel: Or, How the Polish Peddler Became a German Intellectual

Aziza Khazzoom

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804756976
eISBN:
9780804779579
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804756976.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Why do racial and ethnic groups discriminate against each other? The most common sociological answer is that they want to monopolize scarce resources—good jobs or top educations—for themselves. This ... More


Tradition and Modernity: Philosophical Reflections on the African Experience

Kwame Gyekye

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195112252
eISBN:
9780199853069
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195112252.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This book offers philosophical interpretation and critical analysis of the African cultural experience in modern times. In their attempt to evolve ways of life appropriate to our modern world ... More


A Living Man from Africa: Jan Tzatzoe, Xhosa Chief and Missionary, and the Making of Nineteenth-Century South Africa

Roger S. Levine

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300125214
eISBN:
9780300168594
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300125214.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History

Born into a Xhosa royal family around 1792 in South Africa, Jan Tzatzoe was destined to live in an era of profound change—one that witnessed the arrival and entrenchment of European colonialism. As a ... More


Introduction: Kant on Colonialism—Apologist or Critic?

Katrin Flikschuh and Lea Ypi

in Kant and Colonialism: Historical and Critical Perspectives

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199669622
eISBN:
9780191789243
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199669622.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This introductory chapter assesses the current state of scholarship on the issue of Kant and colonialism. Recent contributions often take a one-sided stance, portraying Kant as a proto-typical ... More


Constricting Cosmopolitanism: Secular States in Muslim Southeast Asia

Khairudin Aljunied

in Muslim Cosmopolitanism: Southeast Asian Islam in Comparative Perspective

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474408882
eISBN:
9781474430432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474408882.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter looks back at the history of Southeast Asian Muslim states prior to the advent of secular modernity. It proposes that the Muslim polities that existed in Southeast Asia before the ... More


Shari‘a and the Modern State

Anver M Emon

in Islamic Law and International Human Rights Law

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199641444
eISBN:
9780191741104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641444.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Comparative Law

This chapter presents an introduction to Islamic law. Section A begins by discussing the basic themes in Islamic law; it provides an overview of the received narrative of the legal tradition, by ... More


Conclusion: Looking Forward

Zayde Antrim

in Routes and Realms: The Power of Place in the Early Islamic World

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199913879
eISBN:
9780199980178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199913879.003.0006
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter glances at the future. The twelfth century marked an intensification and localization of the production of texts in the discourse of place that would continue for hundreds of years. ... More


Colonialism, Articulation, and Modes of Production at an Early Seventeenth-Century English Colony in the Western Caribbean

Charles E. Orser Jr.

in Modes of Production and Archaeology

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780813054308
eISBN:
9780813053035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813054308.003.0012
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Early-modern European colonialism necessarily involved the transplantation of an existing capitalist mode of production into an unfamiliar environment. A key issue in the transplantation involved ... More


Conclusion

David Moon

in The Plough that Broke the Steppes: Agriculture and Environment on Russia's Grasslands, 1700-1914

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199556434
eISBN:
9780191747243
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199556434.003.0010
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The conclusion points out that while the first two approaches to ‘combating the steppe environment’, planting trees and irrigation, aimed to make the steppes more like the homelands of the settlers, ... More


‘The Killer That Doesn’t Pay Back’: Chinua Achebe's critique of cosmopolitics

Laura Chrisman

in Postcolonial Contraventions: Cultural Readings of Race, Imperialism and Transnationalism

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719058271
eISBN:
9781781700136
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719058271.003.0011
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

‘Cosmopolitics’ is what a number of liberal thinkers now advocate: a freely created, cosmopolitan cultural identity based on notions of ‘global’ citizenship. This chapter focuses on Achebe's ... More


Destinies Converged

Kathleen Deagan and José María Cruxent

in Columbus's Outpost among the Tainos: Spain and America at La Isabela, 1493-1498

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300090406
eISBN:
9780300133899
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300090406.003.0011
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter discusses the beginnings of European colonialism in America, which took place at La Isabela. Any thoughtful analysis of colonial development must take into account the contours of the ... More


The Emergence of the Secular in Modern Burma

Juliane Schober

in Modern Buddhist Conjunctures in Myanmar: Cultural Narratives, Colonial Legacies, and Civil Society

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833824
eISBN:
9780824871635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833824.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter discusses how the European colonialism has changed Buddhist modernity in Asia. One of the hallmarks of this conquest is the fragmentation of authority that results from the simultaneous ... More


From Colonization to Anti-colonialism: Lincoln in Africa

Kevin Gaines

in The Global Lincoln

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780195379112
eISBN:
9780190254643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195379112.003.0015
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter examines the image and reception of Abraham Lincoln in Africa. It explains that Africa's embrace of Lincoln was based on his advocacy of colonization or the resettlement of former slaves ... More


The Buddhist World and the United States at the Onset of the Cold War, 1941–1954

Eugene Ford

in Cold War Monks: Buddhism and America's Secret Strategy in Southeast Asia

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780300218565
eISBN:
9780300231281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300218565.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter talks about how the Buddhism of mainland Southeast Asia, the Theravada form of that religion, which is predominant everywhere in the region but Vietnam, interacted in significant ways ... More


At the End of the Jetty: Beckett … Smithson. Recoil … Return

Nico Israel

in Spirals: The Whirled Image in Twentieth-Century Literature and Art

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153027
eISBN:
9780231526685
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153027.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter compares Beckett's novel, The Unnamable (L'Innomable [1947]), with Smithson's art project, Spiral Jetty—a title that encompasses the earth artwork (1969), film (1970), and essay (1972). ... More


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