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Bodies in contact : rethinking colonial encounters in world history

Author: Tony Ballantyne; Antoinette Burton
Publisher: Durham : London : Duke University Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd printingView all editions and formats

This reader on world history emphasizes the centrality of raced, sexed, and classed bodies as sites on which imperial power was imagined and exercised, in order to examine the effects of global  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tony Ballantyne; Antoinette Burton
ISBN: 0822334674 9780822334675
OCLC Number: 909500494
Description: xii, 445 p. ; 24 cm
Contents: Acknowledgments ixIntroduction: Bodies, Empires and World Histories / Tony Ballantyne and Antoinette Burton 1I. Thresholds of Modernity: Mapping Genders Masculinity and the Bangash Nawabs of Farrukhabad / Rosalind O'Hanlon 19An Island of Women: Gender in the Qing Travel Writing about Taiwan / Emma Jinhua Teng 38Male Travelers, Female Bodies, and the Gendering of Racial Ideology, 1500-1700 / Jennifer L. Morgan 54Christian Morality in Spain: The Nahua Woman in the Franciscan Imaginary / Rebecca Overmeyer-Velazquez 67Eva's Men: Gender and Power at the Cape of Good Hope / Julia C. Wells 84Colonial Bodies, Hygiene, and Abolitionist Politics in the Eighteenth-Century France / Sean Quinlan 106II. Global Empires, Local Encounters Women, Property, and Power in Eighteenth-Century Cairo / Mary Ann Fay 125Reproducing Colonialism in British Columbia, 1849-1871 / Adele Perry 143Native American and Metis Women as "Public Mothers" in the Nineteenth-Century Midwest / Lucy Eldersveld Murphy 164Britishness, Clubbability, and the Colonial Public Sphere / Mrinalini Sinha 183Muscular Catholicism: Nationalism, Masculinity, and Gaelic Team Sports, 1884-1916 / Patrick F. McDevitt 201Reproducing the "French Race": Immigration and Pronationalism in Early-Twentieth Century France / Elisa Camiscioli 219Race Hysteria, Darwin 1938 / Fiona Paisley 234Tattooed Secrets: Women's History in Magude District, Southern Mozambique / Heidi Gengenbach 253III. The Mobility of Politics and the Politics of Mobility An Ottoman Occidentalist in Europe: Ahmad Midhat Meets Madame Gulnar, 1889 / Carter Vaughn Findley 277Out of India: The Journey of the Begam of Bhopal, 1901-1930 / Siobhan Lambert Hurley 293Celibacy, Sexuality, and Nationalism in North India / Joseph S. Alter 310Women's Liberation and Islam in Soviet Uzbekistan, 1926-1941 / Shoshana Keller 321Gender, Powers, and U. S. Imperialism: The Occupation of Japan, 1945-1952 / Mire Koikari 342History and Memory: The "Comfort Women" Controversy / Hyun Sook Kim 363 "One Black Allah": The Middle East in the Cultural Politics of African American Liberation, 1955-1970 / Melani McAllister 383Postscript: Bodies, Genders, Empires: Reimagining World Histories / Tony Ballantyne and Antoinette Burton 405Contributors 425Index 441
Responsibility: edited by Tony Ballantyne and Antoinette Burton.


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