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Colonial Knowledge and the Creation of Respectable Castes

Eliza F. Kent

in Converting Women: Gender and Protestant Christianity in Colonial South India

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195165074
eISBN:
9780199835171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195165071.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Descriptions of the social lives and customs of low castes in the 19th century India come from two main sources: missionary accounts and administrative records. This chapter explores the categories ... More


Kenyatta’s Lament: The Transformation of Ritual Ideologies in Colonial Kenya

Robert W. Blunt

in For Money and Elders: Ritual, Sovereignty, and the Sacred in Kenya

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226655611
eISBN:
9780226655895
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226655895.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

Chapter Two shows how a complex colonial social field emerged in ostensibly “Kikuyu” areas of Kenya under indirect rule. This field remade elders into “traditional” authorities tasked with governing ... More


“When Fear Rather than Reason Dominates”: Priests behind the Lines in the Tupac Amaru Rebellion (1780–83)

Charles Walker

in Facing Fear: The History of an Emotion in Global Perspective

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153599
eISBN:
9781400845248
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153599.003.0004
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter examines how fear was experienced by rebels, priests, and colonial administrators in Peru during the Tupac Amaru Rebellion of 1780–1783. It first provides a historical background on the ... More


The Story-Time of the British Empire: Colonial and Postcolonial Folkloristics

Sadhana Naithani

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604734553
eISBN:
9781621037699
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604734553.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

This book examines folklore collections compiled by British colonial administrators, military men, missionaries, and women in the British colonies of Africa, Asia, and Australia between 1860 and ... More


Conclusion

Adrian Muckle

in Specters of Violence in a Colonial Context: New Caledonia, 1917

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835095
eISBN:
9780824869625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835095.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This concluding chapter reiterates that the circumstances in which the war broke out at Tiamou in April 1917 provided an opportunity to examine the place of fear, rumor, and violence in attempts to ... More


Changing Developmentalisms: Spatializing the Artisan

in Shorelines: Space and Rights in South India

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804761468
eISBN:
9780804786850
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804761468.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter discusses developmentalism during the twentieth-century, which is viewed as one kind of space-making project. It shows that this developmentalism had an important influence on fisher ... More


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