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Colonialism's Culture Anthropology, Travel and Government

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ISBN-10: 0691037310

ISBN-13: 9780691037318

Edition: 1994

Authors: Nicholas Thomas

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In a wide-ranging account of the development of ideas about human difference, Nicholas Thomas challenges reigning theories that portray colonialism as monolithic in character, purpose, and efficacy throughout the world. Taking issue with such writers as Edward Said, Homi Bhabha, and Gayatri Spivak, Thomas describes colonialism not so much as a discourse but a project--a project in which the interactions among colonizing and colonized people are far more variable and reveal greater ambivalence than generally imagined. In addition to his review of current literature in cultural studies, the author provides extended reflections on photographs, colonial novels, exhibits of indigenous art,…    
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Book details

List price: $47.95
Copyright year: 1994
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 5/22/1994
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

List of Illustrations
From Present to Past: the Politics of Colonial Studies
Culture and Rule: Theories of Colonial Discourse
From Past to Present: Colonial Epochs, Agents, and Locations
Colonial Governmentality and Colonial Conversion
Imperial Triumph, Settler Failure
The Primitivist and the Postcolonial