Colonialism's Culture: Anthropology, Travel, and Government / Edition 1

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Overview

"An exciting, highly unsettling book that attempts to challenge reigning theories and theorists on the matter of colonialism."—David Hanlon, University of Hawaii

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David Hanlon
An exciting, highly unsettling book that attempts to challenge reigning theories and theorists on the matter of colonialism.
David Hanlon, University of Hawaii
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780691037318
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • Publication date: 5/2/1994
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author


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).
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Table of Contents

List of illustrations
Preface
Introduction
1. From Present to Past: the Politics of Colonial Studies 11
2. Culture and Rule: Theories of Colonial Discourse 33
3. From Past to Present: Colonial Epochs, Agents, and Locations 66
4. Colonial Governmentality and Colonial Conversion 105
5. Imperial Triumph, Settler Failure 143
6. The Primitivist and the Postcolonial 170
Notes 196
Notes to Plates 231
Index 235

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