Living with Colonialism Nationalism and Culture in the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan

ISBN-10: 0520235592

ISBN-13: 9780520235595

Edition: 2003

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Description: Histories written in the aftermath of empire have often featured conquerors and peasant rebels but have said little about the vast staffs of locally recruited clerks, technicians, teachers, and medics who made colonialism work day-to-day. Even as these workers maintained the colonial state, they dreamed of displacing imperial power. This book examines the history of the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan (1898-1956) and the Republic of Sudan that followed in order to understand how colonialism worked on the ground, affected local cultures, influenced the rise of nationalism, and shaped the postcolonial nation-state. Relying on a rich cache of Sudanese Arabic literary sources, including poetry, essays, and memoirs, as well as on colonial documents and photographs, this perceptive study examines colonialism from the viewpoint of those who lived and worked in its midst. By integrating the case of Sudan with material on other countries, particularly India, Sharkey gives her book broad comparative appeal. She shows that colonial legacies--such as inflexible borders, atomized multi-ethnic populations, and autocratic governing structures--have persisted, hobbling postcolonial nation-states. Thus countries like Sudan are still living with colonialism, struggling to achieve consensus and stability within borders that a fallen empire has left behind.

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List price: $34.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 3/18/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 245
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Note on Transliteration, Translation, Spelling, and Dates
Living With Colonialism
Being "Black", Being "Sudanese": Colonial Education, Privilege, and National Identity
Education, Acculturation, and Nationalist Networks
The Mechanics of Colonial Rule
Life and the Regime: The Terms of Cooperation
The Nation After the Colony
Conclusion. The Colony and the Nation: Lessons from the Sudan
Glossary
Abbreviations
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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