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The postcolonial enlightenment : eighteenth-century colonialism and postcolonial theory

Author: Daniel Carey, (Professor); Lynn M Festa
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009.
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Leading scholars bring together 18th-century studies and postcolonial theory to analyze the role and reputation of enlightenment in the context of early European colonial ambitions and postcolonial interrogations of Western imperial projects and aspirations.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Carey, (Professor); Lynn M Festa
ISBN: 9780199229147 0199229147
OCLC Number: 243546144
Description: xiii, 378 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Contents: Hobbes and America / Srinivas Aravamudan --
The pathological sublime : pleasure and pain in the colonial context / David Lloyd --
Reading contrapuntally : Robinson Crusoe, slavery, and postcolonial theory / Daniel Carey --
Between "Oriental" and "Blacks so called," 1688-1788 / Felicity A. Nussbaum --
Orientalism and the permanent fix of war / Siraj Ahmed --
Of speaking natives and hybrid philosophers : Lahontan, Diderot, and the French Enlightenment critique of colonialism / Doris L. Garraway --
Universalism, diversity, and the postcolonial Enlightenment / Daniel Carey and Sven Trakulhun --
"These nations Newton made his own" : poetry, knowledge, and British imperial globalization / Karen O'Brien --
How to write postcolonial histories of empire? / Suvir Kaul.
Responsibility: edited by Daniel Carey and Lynn Festa.
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