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Colonialism's culture : anthropology, travel and government

Author: Nicholas Thomas
Publisher: Cambridge : Polity Press, 1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nicholas Thomas
ISBN: 074560871X 9780745608716 0745612156 9780745612157
OCLC Number: 30475897
Description: xi, 238 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction ----
1. From Present to Past: the Politics of Colonial Studies ---
2. Culture and Rule: Theories of Colonial Discourse ---
3. From Past to Present: Colonial Epochs, Agents, and Locations ---
4. Colonial Governmentality and Colonial Conversion ---
5. Imperial Triumph, Settler Failure ---
6. The Primitivist and the Postcolonial.
Responsibility: Nicholas Thomas.

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