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Colonialism's Culture : Anthropology, Travel and Government

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This book explores the perceptions of colonized populations that have developed over the course of European expansion and critically assesses different approaches to colonial representation.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 152 x 224 x 16mm | 340.2g
  • Polity Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
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  • 0745612156
  • 9780745612157
  • 754,878

About Nicholas Thomas

Nicholas Thomas is the author of several previous books including Out of Time: History and Evolution in Anthropological Discourse (Cambridge University Press, 1989) and Entangled Objects: Exchange, Material Culture and Colonialism in the Pacific (Harvard, 1991).show more

Table of contents

List of Illustrations. Preface. 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.show more

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a Nicholas Thomasa s book ... is at once a useful introduction to, and sustained critique of, some of the orthodoxies current where colonial and cultural studies meet.a African History a Colonialisma s Culture deserves a place in the modern critical canon alongside such classics as Johannes Fabiana s Time and the Other.a Peter Mason a There are many interesting facets to this book. To the extent that it helps lead to a honed political vision of colonial culture, and not in the opposite direction, it will make an important contribution.a Progress in Human Geography a A trenchant critique of prevailing theories of colonialism.a Environment and Planning a Bold, different and stimulating.a Yeara s Work in Critical and Cultural Theoryshow more

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