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Introduction: Excess, a History

Durba Mitra

in Indian Sex Life: Sexuality and the Colonial Origins of Modern Social Thought

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780691196350
eISBN:
9780691197029
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691196350.003.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

This introductory chapter traces the history of the concept of the sexually deviant female in colonial India. It first takes a look at how the figure of the prostitute appears across different ... More


Between Metropole and Colony: Rethinking a Research Agenda

Ann Laura Stoler and Frederick Cooper

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/9780520205406.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, European Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines how the colonies and metropole shared in the dialectics of inclusion and exclusion, and in what ways the colonial domain was distinct from the metropolitan one. It considers ... More


Epilogue

Richard Symonds

in Oxford and Empire: The Last Lost Cause?

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203001
eISBN:
9780191675645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203001.003.0015
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter discusses the University of Oxford's establishment of a Committee and Institute for Colonial Studies. It explains that the committee and the institute was established mainly because of ... More


Tensions of Empire: Colonial Cultures in a Bourgeois World

Frederick Cooper and Ann Laura Stoler (eds)

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520205406
eISBN:
9780520918085
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520205406.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, European Cultural Anthropology

Starting with the premise that Europe was made by its imperial projects as much as colonial encounters were shaped by events and conflicts in Europe, this book investigates metropolitan–colonial ... More


Conclusion: Re-theorizing Colonial Power

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/9789622099296.003.0010
Subject:
History, Asian History

This section argues that to reject historicism, the binary schema in colonial study as well as the associated location reductionism in colonial and post-colonial analysis involves a dual task: (a) ... More


Contexts and Concepts

Stephen Howe

in Ireland and Empire: Colonial Legacies in Irish History and Culture

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199249909
eISBN:
9780191697845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199249909.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter identifies views on the contemporary relevance of imperialism and colonialism as categories for understanding contemporary Ireland and its history. Terminology is a contested matter in ... More


Introduction: India’s ‘Domiciled Community’: The Ambivalence of Whiteness under the British Raj

Satoshi Mizutani

in The Meaning of White: Race, Class, and the 'Domiciled Community' in British India 1858-1930

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199697700
eISBN:
9780191732102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199697700.003.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter clarifies the book’s aim, scope, and approach. It first explains why and how the emergence of the ‘domiciled community’ (made of mixed-descent ‘Eurasians’ and ‘Domiciled Europeans’) in ... More


Culture and Excavation

Giovanna Ceserani

in Italy's Lost Greece: Magna Graecia and the Making of Modern Archaeology

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199744275
eISBN:
9780199932139
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199744275.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, American History: pre-Columbian BCE to 500CE

This chapter traces the study and imagining of Magna Graecia in the twentieth century, from its involvement in Italian Fascism to global developments in its post-war understanding, concluding with ... More


Richard Jebb, intra-imperial immigration, and the practical problems of imperial citizenship

Daniel Gorman

in Imperial Citizenship: Empire and the Question of Belonging

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719075292
eISBN:
9781781700730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719075292.003.0005
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter examines the view of English author Richard Jebb on imperial citizenship. Unlike Lionel Curtis and John Buchan, Jebb remained convinced that Britain must continue to be the centre of the ... More


White Women, Black Books: The Negro Anthology and Sylvia Leith-Ross’s African Women1

Jane Marcus

Jean Mills (ed.)

in Nancy Cunard: Perfect Stranger

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781949979299
eISBN:
9781800341487
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781949979299.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Devoted to the making of the Negro Anthology, the chapter reads Cunard’s collection alongside and against white Englishwoman, Sylvia Leith-Ross, and her “official” project African Women, funded by ... More


Introduction

Johannes Quack

in Disenchanting India: Organized Rationalism and Criticism of Religion in India

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199812608
eISBN:
9780199919406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199812608.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

The Introduction provides an overview of the structure and arguments of the book. On the basis of a brief description of the Indian rationalist movement and the relevance of the work of Ulrich ... More


Developing Africa: Concepts and practices in twentieth-century colonialism

Joseph M. Hodge, Gerald Hödl, and Martina Kopf (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719091803
eISBN:
9781781706824
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091803.001.0001
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

The book investigates the concepts and related practices of development in British, French and Portuguese colonial Africa during the last decades of colonial rule. During this period, development ... More


Framing Empire: Postcolonial Adaptations of Victorian Literature in Hollywood

Jerod Ra'Del Hollyfield

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474429948
eISBN:
9781474453561
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474429948.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book examines postcolonial filmmakers adapting Victorian literature in Hollywood to contend with both the legacy of British imperialism and the influence of globalized media entities. Since ... More


France And The Sociology Of Islam, 1798–1890

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/9780520273818.003.0002
Subject:
History, Middle East History

Chapter 1 surveys the French tradition of the sociology of Islam from the Napoleonic invasion of Egypt (1798) to the end of the nineteenth century. It provides a necessary background for situating ... More


Introduction: Scottish Colonial Literature, 1603–1707

Kirsten Sandrock

in Scottish Colonial Literature: Writing the Atlantic, 1603–1707

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474464000
eISBN:
9781474495813
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474464000.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter establishes the book's key claim that Scottish colonial literature in the seventeenth century is poised between narratives of possession and dispossession. It introduces the term ... More


In Transit: The Formation of a Colonial East Asian Cultural Sphere

Faye Yuan Kleeman

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838607
eISBN:
9780824871482
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838607.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book examines the creation of an East Asian cultural sphere by the Japanese imperial project in the first half of the twentieth century. It seeks to re-read the “Greater East Asian Co-prosperity ... More


Africa in Europe: Studies in Transnational Practice in the Long Twentieth Century

Eve Rosenhaft and Robbie Aitken (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781846318474
eISBN:
9781781380437
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846318474.001.0001
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

The essays in this volume explore the lives and activities of people of African descent – both black and white - in Europe between the 1880s and the beginning of the twenty-first century. They go ... More


Introduction: Labour, Empire and Decolonisation: Historiographical Landmarks

Yann Béliard

in Workers of the Empire, Unite: Radical and Popular Challenges to British Imperialism, 1910s-1960s

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781800859685
eISBN:
9781800852310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781800859685.003.0001
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This introduction outlines how the paths of imperial and labour histories, though they originally developed in separate spheres, have come to converge. It examine how New Imperial History, Global ... More


Dangerous Parallels: The Holocaust, the Colonial Turn, and the New Antisemitism

Bruno Chaouat

in Is Theory Good for the Jews?: French Thought and the Challenge of the New Antisemitism

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781781383346
eISBN:
9781786944092
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781383346.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In Chapter 3, I probe the theory of multidirectional memory propounded by literary scholars in Europe and the U.S. The multidirectional-memory hypothesis was born from what those scholars call “the ... More


Russia's Own Orient: The Politics of Identity and Oriental Studies in the Late Imperial and Early Soviet Periods

Vera Tolz

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199594443
eISBN:
9780191725067
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199594443.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This book is about how intellectuals in early twentieth-century Russia offered a new and radical critique of the ways in which Oriental cultures were understood at the time. It shows that out of the ... More


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