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Conscripts of modernity : the tragedy of colonial enlightenment

Author: David Scott
Publisher: Durham : Duke Univ. Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2. printView all editions and formats
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Uses C.L.R. James'sThe Black Jacobins as a jumping-off point for a reconsideration of colonial and postcolonial concepts of history, politics, and agency.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Scott
ISBN: 0822334445 9780822334446 082233433X 9780822334330
OCLC Number: 614753783
Description: 279 Seiten
Contents: Prologue 11. Futures Past 232. Romanticism and the Longing for Anticolonial Revolution 583. Conscripts of Modernity 984. Toussaint's Tragic Dilemma 1325. The Tragedy of Colonial Enlightenment 170Epilogue 209Notes 223Acknowledgments 271Index 273
Responsibility: David Scott.

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"This is a well-argued, rich book raising pertinent questions about the writing of history. . . . Historians interested in the postcolonial era should take note of this important study." -- Read more...

 
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