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Orients and Occidents: Colonial Discourse Theory and the Historiography of the British Empire

D. A. Washbrook

in The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume V: Historiography

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205661
eISBN:
9780191676741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205661.003.0038
Subject:
History, World Modern History, British and Irish Modern History

A striking feature of historical writings on the British Empire over the last decade has been the influence of critical theories of ‘colonial discourse’. Discourse criticism percolated steadily into ... More


Imperial Cryptonomy: Colonial Specters and Portuguese Exceptionalism in Isabela Figueiredo’s Caderno de Memórias Coloniais

Daniel F. Silva

in Anti-Empire: Decolonial Interventions in Lusophone Literatures

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781786941008
eISBN:
9781789628999
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786941008.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

In opposing mainstream metropolitan narratives of the imperial past, Figueiredo’s memoir retells many of her traumatic experiences growing up in the colony, beginning with her formation as a gendered ... More


Postcolonial Contraventions: Cultural Readings of Race, Imperialism and Transnationalism

Laura Chrisman

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719058271
eISBN:
9781781700136
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719058271.001.0001
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This book analyses black Atlantic studies, colonial discourse analysis and postcolonial theory, providing paradigms for understanding imperial literature, Englishness and black transnationalism. Its ... More


Introduction

Anindita Mukhopadhyay

in Behind The Mask: The Cultural Definition of the Legal Subject in Colonial Bengal (1715-1911)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195680836
eISBN:
9780199080700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195680836.003.0010
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter provides a discussion on the purpose of the book and its main arguments. It briefly discusses the cultural angle of the rule of law, as introduced and developed by colonial discourse, ... More


Of Mimicry and Man: The Ambivalence of Colonial Discourse

Homi Bhabha

in Tensions of Empire: Colonial Cultures in a Bourgeois World

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520205406
eISBN:
9780520918085
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520205406.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, European Cultural Anthropology

This chapter focuses on the ambivalence of colonial discourse, specifically the issue of mimicry, which, it explains, is the sign of a double articulation, a complex strategy of reform, regulation, ... More


Double Identity of the Colonial Intelligentsia: Ho Kai

Law Wing Sang

in Collaborative Colonial Power: The Making of the Hong Kong Chinese

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099296
eISBN:
9789882206755
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099296.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter considers Arif Dirlik's critical study of the argument against the overemphasis of colonial discourse analysis in the determining power of discourse without taking the wider ... More


The Colonial Eyeglasses of Nakajima Atsushi

Robert Thomas Tierney

in Tropics of Savagery: The Culture of Japanese Empire in Comparative Frame

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520265783
eISBN:
9780520947665
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520265783.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter looks at the South Seas literature of Nakajima Atsushi (1909–42), an important writer who published most of his work during the period of the Greater East Asian Co-Prosperity Sphere. ... More


The Representation of Otherness

Anindita Mukhopadhyay

in Behind The Mask: The Cultural Definition of the Legal Subject in Colonial Bengal (1715-1911)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195680836
eISBN:
9780199080700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195680836.003.0024
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter sets out the colonial discourse on criminality and the manner in which it helped the educated section of the Bengali society free itself from the taint of criminality. Here the question ... More


Cultural Coloniality: The English Language and Schooling

Law Wing Sang

in Collaborative Colonial Power: The Making of the Hong Kong Chinese

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099296
eISBN:
9789882206755
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099296.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter follows the lead of Pennycook's study concerning the relationships between the English language and colonialism. It notes that Pennycook warns that to characterize colonialism according ... More


Empire as World and Idea: Colonialism and Society in Germany

John Phillip Short

in Magic Lantern Empire: Colonialism and Society in Germany

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450945
eISBN:
9780801468230
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450945.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This introductory chapter looks at how colonial discourse revealed the fractured and shifting nature of a post-public sphere in late nineteenth-century Germany. Colonial discourse originated in the ... More


No Place in the Sun: The People’s Empire

John Phillip Short

in Magic Lantern Empire: Colonialism and Society in Germany

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450945
eISBN:
9780801468230
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450945.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines how a broad diffusion of popular colonialism disturbed notions of empire as a purely bourgeois formation. Ordinary Germans, men and women from the laboring classes and from the ... More


Postcolonial Translation

Waïl S Hassan

in Immigrant Narratives: Orientalism and Cultural Translation in Arab American and Arab British Literature

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199792061
eISBN:
9780199919239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199792061.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

The trajectory of Ahdaf Soueif’s fiction reflects her growing awareness of the politics of reception of Anglophone Arab women writers and her use of translation as a thematic and stylistic device to ... More


Rebellion: Act and Event

Prathama Benerjee

in Politics of Time: 'Primitives' and History-writing in a Colonial Society

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195681567
eISBN:
9780199081677
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195681567.003.0005
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter tries to understand the mechanisms by which the hul becomes constituted as an event of history. It illustrates how from the very moment when the Santals rebelled, their own words were ... More


Of Speaking Natives and Hybrid Philosophers: Lahontan, Diderot, and the French Enlightenment Critique of Colonialism

Doris L. Garraway

in The Postcolonial Enlightenment: Eighteenth-Century Colonialism and Postcolonial Theory

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199677597
eISBN:
9780191803710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199677597.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, European Literature

This chapter discusses the debate that postcolonial theory has generated about what it calls ‘colonial discourse’. There has emerged in the field of postcolonial studies a significant degree of ... More


The notion of ‘développement’ in French colonial discourses: changes in discursive practices and their social implications1

Françoise Dufour

in Developing Africa: Concepts and practices in twentieth-century colonialism

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719091803
eISBN:
9781781706824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091803.003.0014
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

The period between the end of the First World War and the independence of African nations around 1960 was marked by the passage from a colonial Discourse based on ‘progress of civilisation’ (‘progrès ... More


the Siege of Imbaba, Egypt's Internal ‘Other,’ and the Criminalization of Politics

Diane Singerman

in Cairo Contested: Governance, Urban Space, and Global Modernity

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774162886
eISBN:
9781617970351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774162886.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter explores how and why a large share of Cairo's residents has been deviantized and stigmatized. An answer to this puzzle can only be understood within the context of increased economic, ... More


The Silence of the Askaris: William Boyd's An Ice-Cream War and the European History of the First World War in East Africa

Simon Lewis

in British and African Literature in Transnational Context

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813036021
eISBN:
9780813038636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813036021.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

The chapter compares and contrasts Gurnah's Paradise and William Boyd's An Ice-Cream War. In the process, and throughout this section, it becomes clear that even well-meaning British writers about ... More


Seer and the City: Religion, Politics, and Colonial Ideology in Ancient Greece

Margaret Foster

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780520295001
eISBN:
9780520967915
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520295001.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

Seers featured prominently in ancient Greek culture, but they rarely appear in colonial discourse from the archaic and classical periods. Margaret Foster exposes the ideological motivations behind ... More


Decolonizing the Map: Postcolonialism, Poststructuralism and the Cartographic Connection

in Interdisciplinary Measures: Literature and the Future of Postcolonial Studies

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846311093
eISBN:
9781846313332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846311093.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter focuses on the relationship between colonialism and cartography, particularly the procedures and implications of mimetic representation. Mimesis provides a theoretical basis for ... More


What Lies Beneath the Surface: The Sexualized Maiden of the 1940s

M. Elise Marubbio

in Killing the Indian Maiden: Images of Native American Women in Film

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813124148
eISBN:
9780813134710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813124148.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses the figure of the Sexualized Maiden, which appeared in 1940s westerns as a hybrid of the wanton mixed-blood and the femme fatale. The racially based foundation of the ... More


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