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Mexico City through History and Culture

Linda A. Newson and John King (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264461
eISBN:
9780191734625
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264461.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

These chapters celebrate Mexico City as a centre of cultural creativity, diversity and dynamism; trace its history from the founding of the Aztec city of Tenochtitlan to the present day; and explore ... More


Songs of Ecstasy: Tantric and Devotional Songs from Colonial Bengal

Hugh B. Urban

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195139013
eISBN:
9780199871674
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195139011.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This book is a companion volume to the author's The Economics of Ecstasy: Tantra, Secrecy, and Power in Colonial Bengal, but while The Economics of Ecstasy engages the theoretical issues of secrecy ... More


World Views: Metageographies of Modernist Fiction

Jon Hegglund

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199796106
eISBN:
9780199932771
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199796106.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, World Literature

This book argues that many Anglophone modernist and postcolonial authors have often functioned as geographers manquéés, advancing theories of space, culture, and community within the formal ... More


Understanding Poverty

Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee, Roland Bénabou, and Dilip Mookherjee

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195305197
eISBN:
9780199783519
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195305191.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This volume presents 28 essays on poverty by some of the leading experts in the field of economics. The book is divided into three sections, beginning with an essay about how poverty is measured. The ... More


Ungoverned Imaginings: James Mill's The History of British India and Orientalism

Javed Majeed

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198117865
eISBN:
9780191671098
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198117865.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Drawing on contemporary critical work on colonialism and the cross-cultural encounter, this book is a study of the emergence of utilitarianism as a new political language in Britain in the late-18th ... More


Comparing Northern Ireland

John McGarry and Brendan O'Leary

in The Northern Ireland Conflict: Consociational Engagements

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
August 2004
ISBN:
9780199266579
eISBN:
9780191601446
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199266573.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

The chapter discusses the use of the comparative method by Northern Ireland's political partisans and academics. It shows how analogies with other conflicts have been used by partisans to further ... More


Victor Segalen and the Aesthetics of Diversity: Journeys between Cultures

Charles Forsdick

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198160144
eISBN:
9780191673795
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198160144.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

From his premature death in 1919 until the final decades of the twentieth century, the French traveller, author, and naval doctor Victor Segalen remained relatively ... More


Colonies and Occupied Territories: Transitional Administration Through the Twentieth Century

Simon Chesterman

in You, The People: The United Nations, Transitional Administration, and State-Building

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199263486
eISBN:
9780191600999
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199263485.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Despite the conceit that transitional administration was invented in the 1990s, much can be learned concerning the development of an institutional capacity to administer territory from examining the ... More


 Major and Minor: Hanuman in Hindu Life and Scholarly Discourse

Philip Lutgendorf

in Hanuman's Tale: The Messages of a Divine Monkey

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195309225
eISBN:
9780199785391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195309225.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Opening with a brief tour of modern Hindu temples that feature increasingly monumental icons of Hanuman, this introductory chapter poses the question of why a deity of such apparent prominence in ... More


Monkey in the Middle: Hanuman and His Kin in Transcultural Discourse

Philip Lutgendorf

in Hanuman's Tale: The Messages of a Divine Monkey

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195309225
eISBN:
9780199785391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195309225.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter focuses on a theme implicit in much of the book: the relationship of Hanuman's simian form to the mediatory religious role he assumes and to the “messages” he so effectively delivers. It ... More


Cast of Characters: Setting the Rajasthani Stage

Jeffrey G. Snodgrass

in Casting Kings: Bards and Indian Modernity

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195304343
eISBN:
9780199785063
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195304349.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter further describes the context of the author’s participant-observation fieldwork situation in the towns of Udaipur and Jaipur in the Indian state of Rajasthan. It also presents the ... More


Conclusion

Charles Forsdick

in Victor Segalen and the Aesthetics of Diversity: Journeys between Cultures

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198160144
eISBN:
9780191673795
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198160144.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

The Victor Segalen who has emerged from this reading is a complex, occasionally contradictory figure. His exoticism is a statement of the bipolarity of ... More


Taxing Colonial Africa: The Political Economy of British Imperialism

Leigh A. Gardner

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199661527
eISBN:
9780191744877
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199661527.001.0001
Subject:
History, Economic History, British and Irish Modern History

How much did the British Empire cost, and how did Britain pay for it? This volume explores a source of funds much neglected in research on the financial structure of the Empire, namely revenue raised ... More


Worldmaking after Empire

Adom Getachew

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691179155
eISBN:
9780691184340
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691179155.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Decolonization revolutionized the international order during the twentieth century. Yet standard histories that present the end of colonialism as an inevitable transition from a world of empires to ... More


Introduction

Daniel Butt

in Rectifying International Injustice: Principles of Compensation and Restitution Between Nations

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199218240
eISBN:
9780191711589
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199218240.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, International Relations and Politics

This introductory chapter outlines the empirical context of the debate over reparations for historic international injustice, with particular reference to colonialism and the slave trade. It ... More


Ulster Protestants

Steve Bruce

in Paisley: Religion and Politics in Northern Ireland

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199281022
eISBN:
9780191712760
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199281022.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter sets the context of understanding Paisley by explaining the settler origins of the Ulster Protestants, describing the major differences between Protestantism and Catholicism, and ... More


The Committee's Inheritance

Michael Banton

in International Action against Racial Discrimination

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198280613
eISBN:
9780191598760
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198280610.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

In 1965, many governments associated racial discrimination with a particular phase of European thought, with the imperialism of European powers, and with practices in the USA. Yet the Convention ... More


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

Satoshi Mizutani

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199697700
eISBN:
9780191732102
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199697700.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History, British and Irish Modern History

The edifice of whiteness in British India remained complex and even contradictory during the period from 1858 to 1930. Under the Raj, the spread of racial ideologies was thoroughly pervasive, but ... More


The United States, Western Europe, and Out‐of‐Area Disputes, 1945–1975

Geir Lundestad

in The United States and Western Europe Since 1945: From "Empire" by Invitation to Transatlantic Drift

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199266685
eISBN:
9780191601057
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199266689.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The US and the Western European countries certainly had their differences over various European questions, but all debate took place against the background of a Soviet threat that disturbed the ... More


Classics in Post-Colonial Worlds

Lorna Hardwick and Carol Gillespie (eds)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199296101
eISBN:
9780191712135
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296101.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

Classical material was traditionally used to express colonial authority, but it was also appropriated by imperial subjects to become first a means of challenging colonialism, and then a rich field ... More


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