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Engaging Colonial Knowledge: Reading European Archives in World History (Cambridge Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies)

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Presenting a set of rich case-studies which demonstrate novel and productive approaches to the study of colonial knowledge, this volume covers British, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Portuguese, and Spanish colonial encounters in Africa, Asia, America and the Pacific, from the sixteenth to the twentieth century.

About the Author

RICARDO ROQUEResearch Fellow at the Institute of Social Sciences, University of Lisbon, Portugal. He works on the history and anthropology of colonialism, human sciences, and cross-cultural contact in the Portuguese empire. He is the author of Headhunting and Colonialism: Anthropology and the Circulation of Human Skulls in the Portuguese Empire, 1870-1930 (2010).

KIM A. WAGNERLecturer in Imperial and World History at the University of Birmingham, UK. He has published extensively on crime and rebellion in British India, including Thuggee: Banditry and the British in Early Nineteenth-Century India (2007) and The Great Fear of 1857: Rumours, Conspiracies and the Making of the Indian Uprising (2010).

Table of Contents

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Acknowledgements

Notes on Contributors

Introduction: Engaging Colonial Knowledge; R.Roque and K.A.Wagner

PART I: EPISTEMIC FISSURES

'In Cold Blood': Hierarchies of Credibility and the Politics of Colonial Narratives; A.L.Stoler

North Indian Lives in the Archives of the Colonial State; L.Denault

Reading Farm and Forest: Colonial Forest Science and Policy in Southern Nigeria; P.von Hellermann

PART II: INDIGENOUS VOICES IN COLONIAL RECORDS

Insights from the 'Ancient Word': The Use of Colonial Sources in the Study of Aztec Society; C.Dodds Pennock

'In unrestrained conversation': Approvers and the Colonial Ethnography of Crime in Nineteenth-Century India; K.A.Wagner

From Civil Servant to Little King: an Indigenous Construction of Colonial Authority in Early Nineteenth-century South India; N.Brimnes

French Anthropology and the Durkheimians in Colonial Indochina; S.Bayly

PART III: ARCHIVES OF ENTANGLEMENT

Treachery and Ethnicity in Portuguese Representations of Sri Lanka; A.Strathern

William Hodges as Anthropologist and Historian; N.Thomas

Entangled with Otherness: Military Ethnographies of Headhunting in East Timor; R.Roque

'What do you Really Want in German East Africa, Herr Professor?' Counterinsurgency and the Science Effect in Colonial Tanzania; A.Zimmerman

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780230241985
Author:
Roque, Ricardo
Publisher:
Palgrave MacMillan
Author:
Wagner, Kim A.
Subject:
Historiography
Subject:
Modern - 19th Century
Subject:
Africa - General
Subject:
Asia - India & South Asia
Subject:
World History-Africa
Publication Date:
20111231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
12 b/w illustrations
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
9.6 x 5.61 x 1.01 in 1 lb

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Politics » Colonialism and Post-Colonialism
History and Social Science » World History » 1650 to Present
History and Social Science » World History » Africa
History and Social Science » World History » General
History and Social Science » World History » Historiography

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