Bodies in Contact: Rethinking Colonial Encounters in World History / Edition 1

Bodies in Contact: Rethinking Colonial Encounters in World History / Edition 1

by Tony Ballantyne
     
 

ISBN-10: 0822334674

ISBN-13: 9780822334675

Pub. Date: 01/31/2005

Publisher: Duke University Press Books

From portrayals of African women’s bodies in early modern European travel accounts to the relation between celibacy and Indian nationalism to the fate of the Korean “comfort women” forced into prostitution by the occupying Japanese army during the Second World War, the essays collected in Bodies in Contact demonstrate how a focus on the

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From portrayals of African women’s bodies in early modern European travel accounts to the relation between celibacy and Indian nationalism to the fate of the Korean “comfort women” forced into prostitution by the occupying Japanese army during the Second World War, the essays collected in Bodies in Contact demonstrate how a focus on the body as a site of cultural encounter provides essential insights into world history. Together these essays reveal the “body as contact zone” as a powerful analytic rubric for interpreting the mechanisms and legacies of colonialism and illuminating how attention to gender alters understandings of world history. Rather than privileging the operations of the Foreign Office or gentlemanly capitalists, these historical studies render the home, the street, the school, the club, and the marketplace visible as sites of imperial ideologies.

Bodies in Contact brings together important scholarship on colonial gender studies gathered from journals around the world. Breaking with approaches to world history as the history of “the West and the rest,” the contributors offer a panoramic perspective. They examine aspects of imperial regimes including the Ottoman, Mughal, Soviet, British, Han, and Spanish, over a span of six hundred years—from the fifteenth century through the mid-twentieth. Discussing subjects as diverse as slavery and travel, ecclesiastical colonialism and military occupation, marriage and property, nationalism and football, immigration and temperance, Bodies in Contact puts women, gender, and sexuality at the center of the “master narratives” of imperialism and world history.

Contributors. Joseph S. Alter, Tony Ballantyne, Antoinette Burton, Elisa Camiscioli, Mary Ann Fay, Carter Vaughn Findley, Heidi Gengenbach, Shoshana Keller, Hyun Sook Kim, Mire Koikari, Siobhan Lambert-Hurley, Melani McAlister, Patrick McDevitt, Jennifer L. Morgan, Lucy Eldersveld Murphy, Rosalind O’Hanlon, Rebecca Overmyer-Velázquez, Fiona Paisley, Adele Perry, Sean Quinlan, Mrinalini Sinha, Emma Jinhua Teng, Julia C. Wells

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ISBN-13:
9780822334675
Publisher:
Duke University Press Books
Publication date:
01/31/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
464
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction: Bodies, Empires and World Histories / Tony Ballantyne and Antoinette Burton 1

I. Thresholds of Modernity: Mapping Genders

Masculinity and the Bangash Nawabs of Farrukhabad / Rosalind O'Hanlon 19

An Island of Women: Gender in the Qing Travel Writing about Taiwan / Emma Jinhua Teng 38

Male Travelers, Female Bodies, and the Gendering of Racial Ideology, 1500–1700 / Jennifer L. Morgan 54

Christian Morality in Spain: The Nahua Woman in the Franciscan Imaginary / Rebecca Overmeyer-Velazquez 67

Eva's Men: Gender and Power at the Cape of Good Hope / Julia C. Wells 84

Colonial Bodies, Hygiene, and Abolitionist Politics in the Eighteenth-Century France / Sean Quinlan 106

II. Global Empires, Local Encounters

Women, Property, and Power in Eighteenth-Century Cairo / Mary Ann Fay 125

Reproducing Colonialism in British Columbia, 1849–1871 / Adele Perry 143

Native American and Metis Women as "Public Mothers" in the Nineteenth-Century Midwest / Lucy Eldersveld Murphy 164

Britishness, Clubbability, and the Colonial Public Sphere / Mrinalini Sinha 183

Muscular Catholicism: Nationalism, Masculinity, and Gaelic Team Sports, 1884–1916 / Patrick F. McDevitt 201

Reproducing the "French Race": Immigration and Pronationalism in Early-Twentieth Century France / Elisa Camiscioli 219

Race Hysteria, Darwin 1938 / Fiona Paisley 234

Tattooed Secrets: Women's History in Magude District, Southern Mozambique / Heidi Gengenbach 253

III. The Mobility of Politics and the Politics of Mobility

An Ottoman Occidentalist in Europe: Ahmad Midhat Meets Madame Gulnar, 1889 / Carter Vaughn Findley 277

Out of India: The Journey of the Begam of Bhopal, 1901–1930 / Siobhan Lambert Hurley 293

Celibacy, Sexuality, and Nationalism in North India / Joseph S. Alter 310

Women's Liberation and Islam in Soviet Uzbekistan, 1926–1941 / Shoshana Keller 321

Gender, Powers, and U. S. Imperialism: The Occupation of Japan, 1945–1952 / Mire Koikari 342

History 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 383

Postscript: Bodies, Genders, Empires: Reimagining World Histories / Tony Ballantyne and Antoinette Burton 405

Contributors 425

Index 441

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