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After Colonialism : Imperial Histories and Postcolonial Displacements - Gyan Prakash

After Colonialism

Imperial Histories and Postcolonial Displacements

By: Gyan Prakash (Editor)

Paperback Published: 19th December 1994
ISBN: 9780691037424
Number Of Pages: 364

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"After Colonialism" offers a fresh look at the history of colonialism and the changes in knowledge, disciplines, and identities produced by the imperial experience. Ranging across disciplines--from history to anthropology to literary studies--and across regions--from India to Palestine to Latin America to Europe--the essays in this volume reexamine colonialism and its aftermath. Leading literary scholars, historians, and anthropologists engage with recent theories and perspectives in their specific studies, showing the centrality of colonialism in the making of the modern world and offering postcolonial reflections on the effects and experience of empire.

The contributions cross historical analysis of texts with textual examination of historical records and situate metropolitan cultural practices in engagements with non-metropolitan locations. Interdisciplinarity here means exploring and realigning disciplinary boundaries. Contributors to "After Colonialism" include Edward Said, Steven Feierman, Joan Dayan, Ruth Phillips, Anthony Pagden, Leonard Blusse, Gauri Viswanathan, Zachary Lockman, Jorge Klor de Alva, Irene Silverblatt, Emily Apter, and Homi Bhabha.

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"The contributors are drawn from literary and cultural studies, anthropology, and history, and their work represents the latest in subaltern studies and theorizing about postcolonialism... The contributors challenge disciplinary categories, conventional notions of cultural difference, and offer alternative 'displacements.'"--Virginia Quarterly Review

Prefacep. vii
Introduction: After Colonialismp. 3
Colonialism and the Disciplines
Secular Interpretation, the Geographical Element, and the Methodology of Imperialismp. 21
Africa in History: The End of Universal Narrativesp. 40
Haiti, History, and the Godsp. 66
Why Not Tourist Art? Significant Silences in Native American Museum Representationsp. 98
Colonialism and Cultural Difference
The Effacement of Difference: Colonialism and the Origins of Nationalism in Diderot and Herderp. 129
Retribution and Remorse: The Interaction between the Administration and the Protestant Mission in Early Colonial Formosap. 153
Coping with (Civil) Death: The Christian Convert's Rights of Passage in Colonial Indiap. 183
Exclusion and Solidarity: Labor Zionism and Arab Workers in Palestine, 1897-1929p. 211
The Postcolonization of the (Latin) American Experience: A Reconsideration of "Colonialism," "Postcolonialism," and "Mestizaje"p. 241
Colonial Discourse and Its Displacements
Becoming Indian in the Central Andes of Seventeenth-Century Perup. 279
Ethnographic Travesties: Colonial Realism, French Feminism, and the Case of Elissa Rhaisp. 299
In a Spirit of Calm Violencep. 326
Notes on the Contibutorsp. 345
Indexp. 347
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ISBN: 9780691037424
ISBN-10: 0691037426
Series: Princeton Studies in Culture/Power/History (Paperback)
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 364
Published: 19th December 1994
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.65  x 2.44
Weight (kg): 0.53

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