Carnal Knowledge and Imperial Power: Race and the Intimate in Colonial Rule / Edition 2

Carnal Knowledge and Imperial Power: Race and the Intimate in Colonial Rule / Edition 2

by Ann Laura Stoler
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0520262468

ISBN-13: 9780520262461

Pub. Date: 02/10/2010

Publisher: University of California Press


This landmark book tracks matters of intimacy to investigate matters of state in late nineteenth and early twentieth century Indonesia, particularly the critical role played by sexual arrangements and affective attachments in creating colonial categories and distinguishing the ruler from the ruled. Arguing that social classification is not a benign cultural act

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This landmark book tracks matters of intimacy to investigate matters of state in late nineteenth and early twentieth century Indonesia, particularly the critical role played by sexual arrangements and affective attachments in creating colonial categories and distinguishing the ruler from the ruled. Arguing that social classification is not a benign cultural act but a potent political one, Ann Laura Stoler’s essays focus on parents and parenting, nursing mothers, servants, orphanages, and abandoned children to reveal why they were understood as so essential to imperial governance and why they have been so consistently absent from its historiography. In a new preface, Stoler takes up a broad range of problematics raised in the first edition, including the analytics of comparison, the treatment of the intimate, and more.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520262461
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
02/10/2010
Edition description:
With a New Preface
Pages:
376
Sales rank:
643,553
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the 2010 Edition: Zones of the Intimate in Imperial Formations ix

Acknowledgments xxxiii

Note on Illustrations xxxv

1 Genealogies of the Intimate: Movements in Colonial Studies 1

2 Rethinking Colonial Categories: European Communities and the Boundaries of Rule 22

3 Carnal Knowledge and Imperial Power: Gender and Morality in the Making of Race 41

4 Sexual Affronts and Racial Frontiers: Cultural Competence and the Dangers of M?tissage 79

5 A Sentimental Education: Children on the Imperial Divide 112

6 A Colonial Reading of Foucault: Bourgeois Bodies and Racial Selves 140

7 Memory-Work in Java: A Cautionary Tale 162

Epilogue. Caveats on Comfort Zones and Comparative Frames 205

Notes 219

Bibliography 285

Index 319

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