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Title:Tensions of empire: colonial cultures in a bourgeois world
Editors:Cooper, FrederickISNI
Stoler, Ann LauraISNI
City of publisher:Berkeley, CA
Publisher:University of California Press
ISBN:0520205405; 0520206053
Geographic terms:developing countries
Abstract:The thirteen contributions in this volume focus on a set of tensions particular to European imperialism in the 19th and 20th centuries: between the universalizing claims of European ideology and the particularistic nature of conquest and rule, the limitations posed on rulers by the reproduction of difference as much as by the heightened degree of exploitation and domination that colonization entailed. The volume includes recent scholarship as well as articles from the 1970s and 1980s. Five contributions deal specifically with Africa: Images of empire, contests of conscience: models of colonial domination in South Africa (John L. Comaroff; published earlier in: American Ethnologist, vol. 16, no. 4 (1989), p. 661-685); 'Le bébé en brousse': European women, African birth spacing, and colonial intervention in breast feeding in the Belgian Congo (Nancy Rose Hunt; published earlier in: The International Journal of African Historical Studies, vol. 21, no. 3 (1988), p. 401-432); Educating conformity in French colonial Algeria (Fanny Colonna; taken from: Instituteurs algériens, 1883-1939, by Fanny Colonna, Paris, 1975); The dialectics of decolonization: nationalism and labor movements in postwar French Africa (Frederick Cooper); Cars out of place: vampires, technology, and labor in East and Central Africa (Luise White; reprinted from: Representations, vol. 43 (1993), p. 27-50).