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“The Very Model of Egalitarian and Anarchic Peasantry”: Seereer Cultural Landscapes and the Ethnographic Imagination

François G. Richard

in Reluctant Landscapes: Historical Anthropologies of Political Experience in Siin, Senegal

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226252407
eISBN:
9780226252681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226252681.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

Chapter 4 addresses the construction of peasantries and tradition in colonial ethnography. Although the Seereer have been portrayed as timeless farmers, a close reading of ethnographic archives, ... More


Introduction: inventing moroccan islam

Edmund Burke

in The Ethnographic State: France and the Invention of Moroccan Islam

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780520273818
eISBN:
9780520957992
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520273818.003.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

The introduction provides an overview of the scope and aims of the book. It begins by noting that the Moroccan colonial archive was the collective product of a generation of French scholars and ... More


Searching for Mme Donnadieu—Researching French Colonial Women’s History

Marie-Paule Ha

in French Women and the Empire: The Case of Indochina

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199640362
eISBN:
9780191754265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199640362.003.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History, Cultural History

The main task of the chapter is to address a number of historiographical and methodological issues in connection with the sources used in this study. The first set of questions concerns the ... More


History Unhoused: Performing the Life of Human Bio-Cargo

Steven Blevins

in Living Cargo: How Black Britain Performs Its Past

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816697144
eISBN:
9781452955315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816697144.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The introduction of Living Cargo presents the book as a project of unhousing the past; about opening up archives and drawing history out; and about the opening out that occurs when history goes ... More


Blood Pressures: Queer Inheritance and Intimate Affiliations

Steven Blevins

in Living Cargo: How Black Britain Performs Its Past

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816697144
eISBN:
9781452955315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816697144.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The fourth chapter explores the bio-medicalized forms of human bio-cargo to find expression in the sign of “blood” as the particularized biological “matter” of family history, now articulated in ... More


The Multiple Lives of Rajatarangini: Orientalist and Nationalist Knowledge Production in Kashmir and Colonial India

Chitralekha Zutshi

in Kashmir's Contested Pasts: Narratives, Sacred Geographies, and the Historical Imagination

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199450671
eISBN:
9780199084951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199450671.003.0005
Subject:
History, Indian History

Chapter 4 explores the massive impact of the orientalist project in Kashmir on its narrative tradition. The orientalist preoccupation with originary texts and singular notions of authorship—evident ... More


Beautiful Remnants, Brutal Remains: Dwelling on the Melancholy Archive

Steven Blevins

in Living Cargo: How Black Britain Performs Its Past

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816697144
eISBN:
9781452955315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816697144.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The first chapter analyzes David Dabydeen’s A Harlot’s Progress and Fred D’Aguiar’s Feeding the Ghost in relation to the way in which recent scholars of the African Atlantic have wrestled with the ... More


Along Enlightenment’s Cast Shadows

Jill H. Casid

in Scenes of Projection: Recasting the Enlightenment Subject

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816646692
eISBN:
9781452945934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816646692.003.0005
Subject:
Art, Art History

Chapter Four, “Along Enlightenment’s Cast Shadows,” begins with melancholy and the shadow of the object that falls across the ego. I elaborate how technologies of light projection to create shadow ... More


Compound Fractures: Archival Constellations, Narrative Violations

Steven Blevins

in Living Cargo: How Black Britain Performs Its Past

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816697144
eISBN:
9781452955315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816697144.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The third chapter considers the ambivalent role of the law in the geography of colonial biopolitics by examining three of Caryl Phillips’s novels. It addresses the relationship between Phillips’ ... More


Introduction

Arthur Asseraf

in Electric News in Colonial Algeria

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780198844044
eISBN:
9780191879999
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198844044.003.0007
Subject:
History, World Modern History, Cultural History

This introductory chapter defines ‘news’ and presents the context of colonial Algeria. Using the example of news of the Tunisian invasion of 1881 in Algiers, it shows how news circulated through a ... More


Piracy in Retrospect: The Challenges of a Fragmented Archive

Lakshmi Subramanian

in The Sovereign and the Pirate: Ordering Maritime Subjects in India's Western Littoral

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199467044
eISBN:
9780199087082
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199467044.003.0006
Subject:
History, Economic History

This chapter will look at the ways in which the colonial archive on piracy was produced and on the challenges of reading this archive. In doing so, it addresses several critical questions about the ... More


Bespoke History: Redressing the Past, Tailoring the Present, Fashioning the Future

Steven Blevins

in Living Cargo: How Black Britain Performs Its Past

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816697144
eISBN:
9781452955315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816697144.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The fifth chapter begins with a consideration of bespoke tailor, menswear designer, and global fashion icon Ozwald Boateng in order to simultaneously think about the historicity of fashion and the ... More


Living Cargo: How Black Britain Performs Its Past

Steven Blevins

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816697144
eISBN:
9781452955315
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816697144.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Living Cargo offers a wide-ranging study of contemporary literatures, films, visual arts and performances by writers and artists who live and work in the UK but who also maintain strong ties to ... More


Indigenous Archives and Knowledge

Lisbeth Haas

in Saints and Citizens: Indigenous Histories of Colonial Missions and Mexican California

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780520276468
eISBN:
9780520956742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520276468.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

The history of indigenous citizenship in California began to be obscured in 1849, when it was revoked in the California constitution. But the process of obscuring this past began in the Spanish ... More


Living Rough: The Disposition and Dispensation of Aleatory Life

Steven Blevins

in Living Cargo: How Black Britain Performs Its Past

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816697144
eISBN:
9781452955315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816697144.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The second chapter offers an extended reading of A Harlot’s Progress that illustrates the novel’s spectacular orchestration of far-flung art-historical citations taken from the social satires of ... More


They Always Knew Her to Be Free: Archiving Liberty in French Santo Domingo, 1804–1809

Graham T. Nessler

in Islandwide Struggle for Freedom: Revolution, Emancipation, and Reenslavement in Hispaniola, 1789-1809

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469626864
eISBN:
9781469626888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469626864.003.0007
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter involves a close reading of several dozen notarized acts produced in Ferrand-era Santo Domingo by men and women seeking to document and preserve their freedom from (re)enslavement. This ... More


@Bristol: Dissident Publics in a Neoliberal City

Steven Blevins

in Living Cargo: How Black Britain Performs Its Past

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816697144
eISBN:
9781452955315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816697144.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The sixth and final chapter of Living Cargo concludes with an interrogation of urban regeneration in the city of Bristol, situating the neoliberal city’s alliance with private real estate investors ... More


Marcelino Menéndez Pelayo: The Colonial Matrix and the Latin American Literatures

Enrique E. Cortez

in Transatlantic Studies: Latin America, Iberia, and Africa

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781789620252
eISBN:
9781789623857
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620252.003.0036
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter examines Marcelino Menéndez Pelayo’s literary history, which describes the literatures of Latin America as an extension of Spain. Menéndez Pelayo proposed, in the Antología de poetas ... More


Southern Bhutan in Early British Accounts

Michael Hutt

in Unbecoming Citizens: Culture, Nationhood, and the Flight of Refugees from Bhutan

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195670608
eISBN:
9780199081806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195670608.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter describes the history of Southern Bhutan as recorded in British colonial accounts. Though these are inevitably coloured by colonial preoccupations, they shed valuable light on the ... More


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