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Dwelling in the Archive: Women Writing House, Home, and History in Late Colonial India

Antoinette Burton

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195144253
eISBN:
9780199871919
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195144253.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This book uses the writing of three 20th century Indian women to interrogate the status of the traditional archive, reading their memoirs, fictions, and histories as counter-narratives of colonial ... More


TOURISM IN THE ARCHIVES: Colonial Modernity and the Zenana in Cornelia Sorabji’s Memoirs

Antoinette Burton

in Dwelling in the Archive: Women Writing House, Home, and History in Late Colonial India

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195144253
eISBN:
9780199871919
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195144253.003.0003
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter discusses that Cornelia Sorabji was at the center of debates about the role that the zenana, and by extension the precints of house and home, should play in shaping modern Indian ... More


Introduction: Scattered Souls—The Bildungsroman and Colonial Modernity

Jed Esty

in Unseasonable Youth: Modernism, Colonialism, and the Fiction of Development

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199857968
eISBN:
9780199919581
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199857968.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

“Scattered Souls” situates the main argument of this book within broad studies of modernism and modernity, gender and sexuality, colonial and post-colonial literature, and the politics of formalism. ... More


The Asian Modern

C. J. W.-L. Wee

in The Asian Modern: Culture, Capitalist Development, Singapore

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622098596
eISBN:
9789882207509
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622098596.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter examines some of the key terms and contextual concerns within East Asia. It attempts to provide a limited genealogy of the “nativizations” of modernity, which it sees as problematic if ... More


The Difference—Deferral of a Colonial Modernity: Public Debates on Domesticity in British Bengal

Dipesh Chakrabarty

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/9780520205406.003.0012
Subject:
Anthropology, European Cultural Anthropology

This chapter focuses on colonial modernity and on debates concerning domesticity in British Bengal. It aims to provide a better understanding of nineteenth-century Bengali contestations over received ... More


Introduction

Ben Tran

in Post-Mandarin: Masculinity and Aesthetic Modernity in Colonial Vietnam

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780823273133
eISBN:
9780823273188
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823273133.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Elaborating upon the concept of the “post-mandarin” and its historical context, the introduction draws the connection between post-mandarin intellectuals, masculinity, and altered gender and sexual ... More


Poetics of the Prosaic

Saikat Majumdar

in Prose of the World: Modernism and the Banality of Empire

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231156950
eISBN:
9780231527675
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231156950.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the book's main themes. This book identifies the way the banality of everyday life and the boredom that often accompanies it paradoxically shape a ... More


Introduction

Albert L. Park

in Building a Heaven on Earth: Religion, Activism, and Protest in Japanese Occupied Korea

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839659
eISBN:
9780824869434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839659.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Studying the history of Japanese colonialism in Korea is a challenging exercise because it has traditionally fallen along two lines of inquiry: colonialism as a form of exploitation or modernization. ... More


Introduction: Cinema and the Lettered City in Colonial India

Manishita Dass

in Outside the Lettered City: Cinema, Modernity, and the Public Sphere in Late Colonial India

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780199394388
eISBN:
9780199394418
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199394388.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, World Literature

The introduction situates the book in relation to existing scholarship on colonial modernity in India, the making of publics and the public sphere in late colonial India, and the relationship between ... More


Obsession: Male Same-Sex Relations in China, 1900-1950

Wenqing Kang

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099807
eISBN:
9789882207233
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099807.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This is a serious study on the topic of male same-sex relations in China during the early twentieth century, illuminating male same-sex relations in many sites: language, translated sexological ... More


Practice and the ‘Primitive’

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/9780195681567.003.0006
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter demonstrates that in colonial Bengal, history and history-writing emerged through a re-articulation of the ‘problem’ of practice. ‘Primitives’ were incapable of valid practice. Literary ... More


Introduction: The Child and Modern Korea

Dafna Zur

in Figuring Korean Futures: Children's Literature in Modern Korea

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781503601680
eISBN:
9781503603110
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503601680.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Children’s literature in Korea emerged in the early twentieth century under Japanese colonial rule. This literature was marked by what Korean writers called the child-heart, the conflation of nature ... More


Introduction

Lucie Ryzova

in The Age of the Efendiyya: Passages to Modernity in National-Colonial Egypt

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199681778
eISBN:
9780191761591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199681778.003.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History, Social History

This introductory chapter outlines the main themes of the book—local Egyptian middle-class modernity articulated by and embodied in the category of the efendi—and sets them within existing ... More


The “Comfort Women” and the Voices of East Asian Modernity

Joshua D. Pilzer

in Vamping the Stage: Female Voices of Asian Modernities

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780824869861
eISBN:
9780824875695
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824869861.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Korea’s colonial modernity (1910-45) notably produced both female pop stars and legions of sex workers, a sex-industrial development which reached its zenith in the “comfort women,” the Japanese ... More


The Age of the Efendiyya: Passages to Modernity in National-Colonial Egypt

Lucie Ryzova

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199681778
eISBN:
9780191761591
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199681778.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History, Social History

In colonial-era Egypt, a new social category of “modern men” emerged, the efendiyya (sg. efendi). Working as bureaucrats, teachers, journalists, free professionals and public intellectuals, the ... More


Conclusion

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/9780195681567.003.0007
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter tries to clarify the unfinished nature of both the work of colonial modernity and its critique. As the nation seeks to ‘liberalize’ its economy and mirror the trajectory of global ... More


Security and Terror: American Culture and the Long History of Colonial Modernity

Eli Jelly-Schapiro

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780520295377
eISBN:
9780520968158
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520295377.001.0001
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

When in 1492 Christopher Columbus set out for Asia but instead happened on the Bahamas, Cuba, and Hispaniola, his error inaugurated a specifically colonial modernity. This is, Security and Terror ... More


At Home and Not at Home in Empire: Transnational Phantasies of Colonial Modernity

Laurie J. Sears

in Situated Testimonies: Dread and Enchantment in an Indonesian Literary Archive

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836832
eISBN:
9780824871031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836832.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines the transnational movement of bodies, fashions, phantasies, and memories between colony and metropole by focusing on the fiction of Tirto Adhi Soerjo and Louis Couperus as ... More


Introduction

Alicia Turner

in Saving Buddhism: The Impermanence of Religion in Colonial Burma

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839376
eISBN:
9780824869571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839376.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This book examines the ways in which Buddhist discourse shaped a sense of collective belonging distinct from nation by focusing on Burma's colonial history. More specifically, it considers how ... More


Joyce'S Ghosts: Ireland, Modernism, and Memory

Luke Gibbons

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226236179
eISBN:
9780226236209
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226236209.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Joyce's Ghosts realigns haunting from the romantic Gothic genre to the spectral forms of Ireland's colonial modernity. The new psychology sought to exorcise the ghost by reducing it to a projection ... More


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