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Empire of Facts Colonial Power, Cultural Knowledge and Islam in Algeria, 1870-1914

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ISBN-10: 0521734347

ISBN-13: 9780521734349

Edition: 2009

Authors: George R. Trumbull IV

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List price: $45.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 11/19/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 328
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

George R. Trumbull IV is Assistant Professor of History at Dartmouth College, New Hampshire.

List of illustrations
Acknowledgments
Maps
Introduction: "sa vie �trange autour de nous"
Writing like a state: the question of anthropology and the colonial origins of politicized ethnography
The lies that empire tells itself when times are easy
"Au coin des rues Diderot et Mo�se": the ethnography of the esoteric and the politics of religious sociability
"Les mauvais g�nies dans tous les contes de f�es": the ethnography of popular religion and the fashioning of Algerian primitivism
"Have you need of a model, he will furnish one on command": the gendering of morality and the production of difference in colonial ethnography
Discipline and publish: militant ethnography and crimes against culture
Conclusion
Bibliography
Index