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Colonialism and the Modern World: Selected Studies
Edited by: Gregory Blue; Martin Bunton; Ralph Croizier
 




Cloth ISBN: 978-0-7656-0771-3 Paper ISBN: 978-0-7656-0772-0
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Information: 372pp. Bibliographic references, index.
Publication Date: January 2002.  

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Description: This innovative work places non-European histories into the larger narrative of world history by focusing on colonialism and its legacy around the world. Selected with special emphasis on being comparative, these essays range from the British Empire (India, Egypt, Palestine, and Australia), and French colonialism (Brittany and Algeria), to South Africa, German East Africa, Indonesia, Fiji, and Japanese imperialism. They are organized topically around themes such as resituating colonial histories; land, law, and politics; gender; regimes of colonial knowledge; and architecture and urbanization.


Selected Contents:

Foreword by Kevin Reilly
Acknowledgments
1 Introduction, Gregory Blue
I RESITUATING COLONIAL HISTORIES
2 Empire Recentered: India in the Indian Ocean Arena, Thomas R. Metcalf
3 The Terror and Religion: Brittany and Algeria, Edmund Burke III
4 Women's History, Gender History and European Colonialism, Margaret Strobel
II LAND, LAW, AND COLONIAL POLITICS IN THE BRITISH EMPIRE
5 Landed Property, Agrarian Categories, and the Agricultural Frontier: Some Reflections on Colonial India, Peter Robb
6 Native Title in the Shadows: The Origins of the Myth of Terra Nullius in Early New South Wales Courts, Bruce Kercher
7 European Capital and Its Impact on Land Distribution in Egypt: A Quantitative Analysis (1900-1914), Samir Saul
8 "Progressive Civilizations and Deep-Rooted Traditions": Land Laws, Development and British Rule in Palestine in the 1920s, Martin Bunton
III GENDERED IDENTITIES AND THE POLITICS OF COLONIALISM
9 All in the Family: Marriage, Gender, and the Family Business of Imperialism in British India, Mary A. Procida
10 The Imperial Mother of Birth Control: Marie Stopes and the South African Birth-Control Movement, 1930-1950, Susanne Klausen
11 Militant Masculinity and Female Agency in Indonesian Nationalism, 1945-1949, Frances Gouda
IV REGIMES OF COLONIAL KNOWLEDGE
12 Science in the Service of Empire; Empire in the Service of Science, Robert W. Rydell
13 Governors, Politics, and Anthropology: The Fijian Native Lands Question Revisited, Sara H. Sohmer
14 Imperial Science, Tropical Ecology, and Indigenous History: Tropical Research Stations in Northeastern German East Africa, 1896 to the Present, Christopher A. Conte
V ORDERING SPACE, BUILDING COLONIALISM
15 Professional Dreams: Architecture and the Imagery of "Indonesia" in the Late Colonial Netherlands East Indies, Abidin Kusno
16 Railway Outpost and Puppet Capital: Urban Expressions of Japanese Imperialism in Changchun, 1905-1945, Bill Sewell
Bibliography
Index
About the Editors and Contributors


Review(s): "The quality of the essays and an extensive bibliography makes the volume an excellent selection for anyone looking for a wide-ranging introduction to current scholarship on modern colonialism, as well as a source of specialised studies. It could be easily adopted as a reader for courses on colonialism, world history, or even modern European history." -- Iternario, 2B:2

"...there is much of value here, and researchers and teachers of world history will find both provocative ideas and well-written essays displaying innovative approaches to colonial history." -- Journal of World History


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